Cycling in Switzerland

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Hiking in the surroundings

Nationalpark-Panoramaweg
Nationalpark-Panoramaweg
Stage 6, Zernez (Vallun Chafuol)–Zernez
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Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 6, Zernez–S-chanf (Cinous-chel)
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Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 5, Guarda–Zernez
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 5, Zuoz–Chapella–Brail–Zernez
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 6, Zernez–Clüs–Susch–Prasüra Gronda–Lavin
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Margunet
Margunet
Route 812, Stabelchod (P8)–Il Fuorn
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Senda Lais da Macun
Senda Lais da Macun
Route 756, Zernez–Lavin
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Cycling in the surroundings

Inn-Radweg
Inn-Radweg
Stage 2, La Punt–Guarda
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Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 4, Zernez–Martina
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Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 3, Bergün–Zernez
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Val Müstair
Val Müstair
Route 27, Zernez–Mals (I)
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Biking in the surroundings

Nationalpark Bike-Marathon
Zernez
Swiss National Park

Swiss National Park

The National Park plays a leading role in the European conservation scene. It is the oldest national park in the Alps and the only wilderness area with the highest conservation status. With the municipalities of Val Müstair and Scuol, it forms the UNESCO-Biosfera Engiadina Val Müstair.
The Swiss National Park - a wilderness area

In 2014 the Swiss National Park (SNP) turned 100 years old. It is thus not only the oldest national park in the Alps, but also the most well protected. The founding pioneers of those days wanted to leave a piece of the Swiss mountain landscape entirely to its own natural development and to explore the resulting changes. The result of this was one of the most important «open-air laboratories» throughout the whole of the Alps. This total protection is unique throughout the whole of the Alps and also a reason why wild animals can be particularly easily observed in the SNP. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the SNP is a category 1a «wilderness area».

From the beginning, it was important for the promoters to inform the public about the National Park and its development. In the meantime, the SNP has become a nature education centre that brings nature and the wilderness closer to all those interested. An important element in this educational work are the excursions, in which personal experience is at the focus of attention. For preparing and following-up a park visit, the National Park centre, which was opened in 2008 in Zernez, offers a wide range of opportunities with its exhibition area of over 800 m2.

The SNP is in the canton of Grisons, in the eastern corner of Switzerland, on the border to Italy. It comprises an area of 170 km2, which is similar in size to the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Protection regulations : see «More»
The National Park plays a leading role in the European conservation scene. It is the oldest national park in the Alps and the only wilderness area with the highest conservation status. With the municipalities of Val Müstair and Scuol, it forms the UNESCO-Biosfera Engiadina Val Müstair.
The Swiss National Park - a wilderness area

In 2014 the Swiss National Park (SNP) turned 100 years old. It is thus not only the oldest national park in the Alps, but also the most well protected. The founding pioneers of those days wanted to leave a piece of the Swiss mountain landscape entirely to its own natural development and to explore the resulting changes. The result of this was one of the most important «open-air laboratories» throughout the whole of the Alps. This total protection is unique throughout the whole of the Alps and also a reason why wild animals can be particularly easily observed in the SNP. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the SNP is a category 1a «wilderness area».

From the beginning, it was important for the promoters to inform the public about the National Park and its development. In the meantime, the SNP has become a nature education centre that brings nature and the wilderness closer to all those interested. An important element in this educational work are the excursions, in which personal experience is at the focus of attention. For preparing and following-up a park visit, the National Park centre, which was opened in 2008 in Zernez, offers a wide range of opportunities with its exhibition area of over 800 m2.

The SNP is in the canton of Grisons, in the eastern corner of Switzerland, on the border to Italy. It comprises an area of 170 km2, which is similar in size to the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Protection regulations : see «More»

Swiss National Park

Adresse

Schweizerischer Nationalpark
Besucherzentrum
Urtatsch 2
7530 Zernez
Tel. +41 (0)81 851 41 41
info@nationalpark.ch
www.nationalpark.ch

Services

Places

Lavin
Lavin
Zernez
Zernez
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Accommodation

Chamanna da Grialetsch CAS
Chamanna da Grialetsch CAS
Susch
Chamanna dal Linard CAS
Chamanna dal Linard CAS
Lavin
Hotel Crusch Alba
Hotel Crusch Alba
Zernez
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Hiking in the surroundings

Nationalpark-Panoramaweg
Nationalpark-Panoramaweg
Stage 6, Zernez (Vallun Chafuol)–Zernez
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Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 6, Zernez–S-chanf (Cinous-chel)
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Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 5, Guarda–Zernez
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 5, Zuoz–Chapella–Brail–Zernez
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 6, Zernez–Clüs–Susch–Prasüra Gronda–Lavin
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Margunet
Margunet
Route 812, Stabelchod (P8)–Il Fuorn
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Senda Lais da Macun
Senda Lais da Macun
Route 756, Zernez–Lavin
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Cycling in the surroundings

Inn-Radweg
Inn-Radweg
Stage 2, La Punt–Guarda
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Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 4, Zernez–Martina
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Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 3, Bergün–Zernez
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Val Müstair
Val Müstair
Route 27, Zernez–Mals (I)
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Biking in the surroundings

Nationalpark Bike-Marathon