Historical sites in Visp

Valais, Switzerland

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The 10 Most Beautiful historical sites in Visp

Historic and authentic: the Hotel Monte Rosa. The story of mountaineering in Zermatt began here.
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Hotel Monte Rosa
Among Zermatt’s historical buildings, it is the Hotel Monte Rosa that embodies the story of the first ascent of the Matterhorn. The resort’s hotel tradition also began here.
Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
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Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof has been a landmark at the heart of Zermatt since 1879. The citizens of Zermatt constructed the hotel themselves, without payment.
At the mountaineer's cemetery you can see the gravestones of about 50 climbers who died.
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Mountaineers’ cemetery
The mountaineers’ cemetery is a moving reminder of the accidents that have occurred in the mountains around Zermatt. The tranquil site is a memorial to all climbers who have lost their lives here.
Historic moments at the Mont Cervin Palace: the world-famous Catalan cellist Pau Casals performs.
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Mont Cervin Palace
Built in 1862, the Mont Cervin Palace is one of Zermatt’s most historic buildings. The 5-star hotel with the greatest number of rooms in Zermatt was known as the Mont Cervin hotel until 2004. Today, the name of Mont Cervin Palace is known worldwide.
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Riffelhaus 1853
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Gornergrat Bahn building
At the modern ticket hall of the Gornergrat Bahn, nothing suggests that history was written here: this was one of the great pioneering cog railways.
Im Dorf Randa steht das Lorihiischi (Lori-Haus), welches im Jahr 1456 erbaut wurde.
Historical Site · Visp
The Lorihiischi, constructed in 1456, is part of a historic complex of buildings in the village of Randa. It is a living history museum and is available for events.
Around thirty buildings are located in the old part of the village.
Historical Site · Visp
Viewpoint Old part of the village
Zermatt is proud of its Old Village, home to more than 30 buildings constructed in the traditional style of the barns and stores of the upper Valais. Many sit on flat stone slabs balanced on stilts to keep out mice. Wonderful for photographers!
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Randa rockslide
The triple rockslide at Randa took place in 1991. Boulders as big as houses are visible today scattered across the enormous cone of rock debris. In the meantime, larches, the pioneer trees of the Alps, have been steadily colonising the terrain.
Findeln, above Zermatt, with view of the Matterhorn.
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Hamlet of Findeln
The hamlet of Findelen was once a “Maiensäss”, where many Zermatt families lived and worked during the summer months, growing grain and grazing cattle. Today, Findeln attracts numerous visitors in both summer and winter for its superb mountain cuisine.
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