Skip to content

Sightseeing and landmarks in Valais

Art museums

Art Museum
“Very nice museum perfect for rainy or sunny day due to the lovely gardens. Running exhibits of master artists as well as perfectly restored Swiss car and moto section in the interior that a permanent collection”
  • 63 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Museum with works from the creator of Alien. Unique in the world, this museum contains drawing and sculptures of the different extra-terrestrial creatures created for the Alien saga, as well as unpublished works by the author. Don't forget to have a drink at the bar just in front, which is decorated as if you were inside the alien itself!”
  • 16 locals recommend

History museums

Castle
“Yet another beautifully restored chateau half an hour away by train or car near Montreux.”
  • 66 locals recommend
History Museum
“Explore the history of the Alps and how Chamonix has become a modern day ski and mountaineering mecca.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Castle
“Beautiful Castle offering multi-media show that depicts history of region.Charming cobble stone villages with nice souvenir shops and atmospheric restaurants offering fondue and typical menu from the region. Check the site as it is seasonal.”
  • 33 locals recommend
History Museum
“Nice visit to discover more about Zermatt and the first ascent to Matterhorn.”
  • 17 locals recommend
History Museum
“Situé dans la belle Maison Peinte du village de Botyre, sur la commune d’Ayent , le musée retrace l’histoire des bisses valaisans, canaux d’irrigation qui font le bonheur des promeneurs. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
History Museum
History Museum
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Mountain
“the highest train station in Europe. the views are breathtaking and the train ride is an adventure for itself.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
“At 2.970 meters, the Schilthorn attracts visitors with a magnificent 360-degree panoramic view of the “Swiss skyline” including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and a delicious meal in the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria. Since 1967, the aerial cableway makes its way from Stechelberg in the Lauterbrunnen valley up to the summit in four legs. Visitors can follow in James Bond’s footsteps by visiting the interactive adventure exhibition “Bond World” or on the new “007 Walk of Fame”. Unusual and truly bottomless perspectives open up on the “Skyline Walk” and the “Thrill Walk” at the intermediate stop Birg. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Mountain
“the perfect Alp experience on top of a beautiful high peak. very easy to reach with the cable car from Stechelberg ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Jungfraujoch! The highest train station in Europe. This is a VERY crowded place to visit as it's one of the most heavily visited tourist spots in Switzerland. It's a pricey train ticket, but worth the trip if you can justify it. Many people travel from around the world solely to see the Jungfraujoch. PRO TIP: take the very first train up for the best chance of good weather and to beat the peak tourist times. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Waterfall
“The magnificent glacier fed Trümmelbach Falls (Trümmelbachfälle), a series of 10 waterfalls in a cave-like environment, is hidden inside a mountain in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. It's a natural UNESCO World heritage site, and rightly so. A tunnel elevator takes the edge off an otherwise steep climb. The lift leads up to a platform from where the uppermost waterfalls are accessed. The path leads over a small bridge, up a few flights of stairs and walkways and partly through dimly lit tunnels to the highest waterfall. Freezing spray makes path and stairs slippery and the caves damp. Spray and droplets from above won't let you get away dry. Melt water flowing down from Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau form a powerful raging torrent that carries 20'000 liter water per second through the caves. The torrent carved its way through solid rock and debris over thousands of years and sculpted elegant and impressive shaped of rock formations. The result is spectacular and the thunder from crashing waters deafening. Small lookouts and cutouts along the way provide viewing points to the ten chutes that fall into foaming pools and disappear into darkness. It's a spectacle of milky glacier water twisting, tumbling and pirouetting its way down over sculpted rocks and hitting the walls of the narrow slot canyon. Once the last chute is reached one backtracks down to the lift platform from where one can take the elevator or continue to walk back down to the entrance to see the last two of the ten chutes tumble into the Trümmelbach River. It's steep and the stairs 'go straight to the knees' but the view over the Lauterbrunenn valley is gorgeous. It's not easy to make good photos , and mine certainly don't do justice to the impressive waterfalls. What's more, a friend lent me a camera and the battery died half way into my journey. Yeah, I know :) Instead of returning by post bus to Lauterbrunnen, one can hike back through lush and flat farm meadows along the famous Staubbach Falls (Staubbach Fälle) that cascade down from sheer rock faces. At the edge of the village, a steep gravel footpath branches off from the country road and leads up to one of the falls. A short tunnel ends at a viewing platform where one can see sheets of water crash down right in front of visitors.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Trail
“The Bossons glacier claims to be the "largest ice fall in Europe." It is certainly the fastest moving glacier (300m/year)and it also reacts very quickly to climate change. Come learn about glaciers at the outdoor exhibit close to the Chalet du Glacier des Bossons.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Mountain
“Wunderschöne Aussicht auf Männlichen, herrlicher Kinderspielplatz, schöne Wanderungen”
  • 4 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Beautiful walk through the vineyards down from Mont Pelerin to Vevey or Saint-Saphorin. There is a very nice picnic spot at Chemin de la Fin.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Historic sites

Castle
“Yet another beautifully restored chateau half an hour away by train or car near Montreux.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Castle
“It is a wonderful place to visit and it is great to wander the old shopping streets of Sion close by.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Historic Site
“le marché de la vieille ville de Sion est incontournable. Tous les vendredi matin jusqu'à 14h à découvrir sans hésitation attention, si vous pensez manger dans la ville ce jour là, pensez à réserver votre table (par exemple au Grotto de la fontaine, cf recommandation restaurant) ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site

Libraries

Library
“Partez à la rencontre de la Gruyère des siècles passés, visitez l'intérieur d'une ferme et d'un chalet d’alpage, cheminez dans les rues de la ville de Bulle au XVIIIe siècle, partagez les joies et les peines des habitants, découvrez les relations nouées entre la région et le monde environnant: La Gruyère, itinéraires et empreintes, un parcours balisé qui favorise la découverte, pour petits et grands. Sur 1000 m2, des centaines d'objets et d'images, riches de connaissances et d’émotions. Une vision actualisée, vivante et dynamique du patrimoine régional.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Library
“An indoor swimming pool can be found at the Sports Centre in Valtournenche; a great after-ski activity. You will also find a sauna and Turkish bath. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“it is a serious and nice way to spend time!! not only books, but also good films and good music!”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends
0