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Pfyn-Finges nature preserve

Nature Reserve · Leuk · 1,442 m · open today
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The change from glacier to vineyard, wetland to rocky steppe, Alpine hut to castle and German to French makes this nature park in Central Valais singularly attractive. Pfyn-Finges extends from Gampel to Sierre and from the terraced vineyards near Salgesch to the Bishorn. The nature park’s twelve towns and villages are spread over 238 square kilometres and are situated between 530 metres and 4,153 metres above sea level. Thanks to its dry climate and hot summers, Central Valais exhibits an extraordinary variety of species – a variety reminiscent of Mediterranean conditions. The nature park is easily accessible by public transportation and is well known among ornithologists. Besides natural gems such as the Turtmann Valley and the rocky steppes of Leuk, the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park includes also one of the country’s most important wine growing regions. In addition, it boasts such cultural treasures as the Castle of Leuk, renovated by Mario Botta.

Opening hours

open today
The natural park is opened the whole year long. 
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Update: June 01, 2016

Public transport

The train stations of Leuk SBB and Salgesch are situated in the natural park Pfyn-Finges. You have regular connections on the Simplon line.

Getting there

From north/west: 
  • motorway A9 Lausanne-Vevey-Sierre
  • motorway  A12 Bern-Vevey-Sierre
  • motorway A6 Bern-Thun (A8 Interlaken)-Kandersteg, car train to Goppenstein-Gampel

From south/east: 

  • via Simplon-Brig to Sierre
  • via Grimsel/Furka/Nufenen Brig-Sierre


Parking possible in Sierre, Salgesch or Susten. Follow the local car-park routeing.


2'614'652E 1'125'182N
46.277900, 7.628729
46°16'40.4"N 7°37'43.4"E
32T 394352 5125838
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