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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.



It is worth paying a visit to the old part of Kippel with its ornamental timber façades and St. Martin's Church, which dates back to the 16th century. As the unofficial cultural capital of the Lötschental, Kippel is especially popular with all cultural enthusiasts. Albert Nyfeler, the well-known painter and photographer from the Lötschental, who lived in Kippel, was inspired by the valley's magic. His collected works can be viewed in the Nyfeler Gallery in Kippel. For visitors with an interest in history, a visit to the Lötschental Museum, which transports visitors into a world of Alpine traditions and customs, is worthwhile.



Right at the very heart of the Lötschental lies Wiler, the perfect holiday destination for active holidaymakers and families. Wiler is the starting point of the cable car to the Lauchernalp at a height of 1,970 m above sea level. The Lauchernalp offers a wonderful hiking and outdoor sports region ideal for hikers and ramblers of all levels. And back in the valley, the "Gsteinätt" Leisure Centre offers many more activities for a successful day's holiday.

This unspoilt mountain village, nestling against the backdrop of a breathtaking countryside, is one of the best-kept secret amongst nature-lovers, romantics and people just looking for rest and relaxation.



Blatten is the highest village at Lötschental. Timber houses blackened by the sun and covered by stone slates, typical Valais granaries, unspoilt nature with diverse flora and fauna: the fact that the Lötschental is a world unto itself can be seen and felt today at every turn.
And nevertheless anyone who holidays in Blatten need not worry about doing without anything. In Blatten the residents know how to juggle long-established traditions with modern tourism.
In Blatten, families and free spirits can while away unforgettable days in a unique environment!



Steg-Hohtenn was formed on 1 January 2009 from the merger of the two communities of Steg and Hohtenn.

In the second half of the 20th century, the community developed from a farming village into an attractive industrial, commercial and residential community that today can offer 1,000 jobs.

The community operates an indoor swimming pool with sunbathing lawn and sports enthusiasts have access to football and tennis courts with floodlights.

The oldest known white wine vine in Switzerland grows on a vine from 1745 in the old part of Steg.