Ferden, 1,375 m above sea level

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Ferden is the first village in the Lötschental and is therefore the gateway to the most unspoilt Alpine valley. Its Goppenstein railway station is known across the world as the southern entrance to the Lötschberg Tunnel and even before construction of the Lötschberg Tunnel, Ferden was the gateway to the Northern Valais region.
After Blatten it is the largest village in the Lötschental in terms of area. Its meadows and fields, especially those close to the village itself, are some of the most fertile in the entire valley and have given the village its name (possibly from the Romanche ‘verdent’ meaning ‘verdant’ or ‘green’). It is particularly worth visiting Ferden's old village centre, where some buildings date back to the 14th and 15th centuries and provide evidence of the architecture and construction methods of this era. Ferden is the first village in the Lötschental.




Ferden Municipal Office opening hours

Day Opening hours

08:00am - 10:30am

Wednesday 1:30pm - 5:30pm

08:00am - 10:30am

1:30pm - 5:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday closed



Municipal Office address Post Office address
Ferden Municipal Office Wiler Post Office
CH-3916 Ferden CH-3918 Wiler
T: +41 (0)27 939 12 58 T: +41 (0)58 454 28 20
F: +41 (0)27 939 12 58 F: +41 (0)58 667 58 34