Villages of Lötschental and Steg-Hohtenn

Immerse yourself in the quaint village centers and hamlets

In the villages and hamlets in the Lötschental, time seems to turn a little slower - the quaint village centers with their traditional buildings bear witness to a bygone era and invite you to linger.


Village at Lötschental

Ferden lies at the entrance to the Lötschental. Its old village center with log buildings worthy of protection lies above the main road. The construction of the Lötschberg tunnel in Goppenstein and the mining of coal provided the village with an important source of income for its inhabitants in addition to agriculture. You can see evidence of the coal mining era in Goppenstein. The Alps above Ferden are less developed for tourism, but offer a magnificent view of the Lötschental.


Municipal administration Ferden
Leischa 1b
3916 Ferden
Tel.: +41 27 939 12 58


Village at Lötschental

Kippel is the cultural capital of the Lötschental. Until the beginning of the 20th century, the municipality of Kippel was the secular and ecclesiastical center of the Lötschental. The village is characterized by the valley church and the close-knit log buildings. A tour of the old part of the village takes you back to an earlier time, which is well documented in the local museum. You can also marvel at the outstanding drawings, watercolors and oil paintings of the impressive landscapes of the Bernese and Valais Alps in the Alber Nyfeler studio. With the first ski lift, Kippel was also at the heart of the development of the valley for tourism, before Lauchernalp was opened up with the construction of the cable car in Wiler.

Municipal administration Kippel
Hauptstrasse 61
3917 Kippel
Tel.: +41 27 939 14 16


Village at Lötschental

The name Wiler is reminiscent of the Latin name "villa", which means "estate, farmstead, country house". The current settlement structure of the village of Wiler is largely determined by the fire of June 17, 1900, which almost completely destroyed the village. The chessboard-like layout of the village shows that Wiler is not an evolved settlement but a planned one. The residential buildings are located along the main road, while the rows of stables are on the southern edge of the village. Anyone strolling through the village will notice that stone buildings dominate the otherwise typical log buildings made of wood.


Municipal administration Wiler
Dorfstrasse 24
3918 Wiler
Tel.: +41 27 939 12 70


Village at Lötschental

At the very back of the valley lies the village of Blatten with its log buildings made of larch wood, some of which date back to the 16th century. Blackened by the sun over the decades, they form a unique contrast to the mighty, snow-covered Bietschhorn and give the viewer the feeling of having stepped into a bygone world. Blatten is built on various rocky ridges (on "Platten"). As you stroll through the hilly village, there are always opportunities to view the different parts of the village and old buildings from different perspectives. Here you can take a closer look at the traditional Valais barns. 


Municipal administration Blatten
Blattenstrasse 38
Tel.: +41 27 939 12 05


Village in the Rhone Valley

Steg, situated at the southern end of the Lötschental valley, is bordered to the west by the torrential Lonza. The village of Hohtenn is situated on a terrace at the eastern end of the Lötschental, around 200 metres above the Rhone Valley, and boasts breathtaking views. The adventure trail allows you to explore the past, present and future of the two villages in an exciting interactive way. Take the opportunity to visit the indoor swimming pool in Steg, which is free of charge for holders of the Lötschental Card.


Municipal administration Steg-Hohtenn
Kirchstrasse 37
Tel.: +41 27 933 12 70