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Swiss National Park

After the winter dormancy, the Swiss National Park reawakens every spring in its most beautiful colours. Especially during the summer months, it offers a unique landscape that is known for its diverse flora and fauna. Binoculars are therefore a must on any hike!
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im Schweizerischen Nationalpark mit Not Armon Willy

Learn more about the National Park. Guided tours in the National Park

Would you like to discover the national park on a guided tour and experience spectacular wildlife viewing through a telescope? No problem, the national park offers a variety of guided tours.

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Nationalparkzentrum Zernez im Unterengadin

National Park Centre

Experience and discover – in four exhibition rooms of the National Park Centre you can immerse yourself in the world of the nature park. Get inspiration here for your next hike in the National Park.

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The mighty spectacle of nature in the Swiss National Park

The Swiss National Park is a symbol of the region's unique diversity and an attraction for nature lovers and hikers alike. Switzerland's largest wilderness area comprises 170 square kilometres of unspoilt natural landscape and 100 kilometres of marked hiking trails. Founded in 1914, the National Park is not only the only one in Switzerland, but also the oldest in the Alps and Central Europe. This unique natural oasis is characterised by its unique high alpine flora and fauna: Deer, marmots, bearded vultures and the national park's heraldic animal, the pine jay, live here all year round, while the rich flora really blossoms in July and August. The National Park also includes the «Macun» high plateau at 2600 m above sea level above Lavin with its more than 20 mountain lakes – it is particularly rich in ibex and chamois. Together with Val Müstair and parts of the Lower Engadine municipality of Scuol, the Swiss National Park was also officially recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Engiadina Val Müstair on 13 June 2017.

Regulations for protecting the park’s pristine, untouched natural environment. Thank you.

  • Hikers must stay on the marked trails at all times

  • Do not leave behind any kind of rubbish

  • Do not take any items found in the park, such as animals, plants, wood and rocks

  • Dogs are not permitted in the park, even if they are on a leash

  • No winter sports (skiing or snowshoe treks), cycling or flying devices

  • No swimming in the lakes and streams

  • No fires (risk of forest fires!)

  • No sleeping overnight in the park, not even in vehicles parked along Ofenpassstrasse

  • Do not make any changes to the natural environment

For more information about the Swiss National Park nationalpark.ch.

Wandern im Schweizerischen Nationalpark
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Hiking in the Graubünden Parks

Discover the Swiss National Park on a journey through the Grisons parks and benefit from the knowledge of the local guides on the guided hikes.

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