Hiking

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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaStockalper
ViaStockalper
Stage 1, Brig–Simplonpass
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Walliser Sonnenweg
Walliser Sonnenweg
Stage 4, Ausserberg–Brig
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Cycling in the surroundings

Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 2, Oberwald–Brig
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 3, Brig–Sierre
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Biking in the surroundings

Gspon Panorama Bike
Nesselloop Bike
Häxutrail Bike
Naters
Museum of the Swiss Guards

Museum of the Swiss Guards

In the past «Schweizer» or «Schweitzer» was synonymous with mercenary. Poverty and a deep longing for adventure drove the young Swiss men from their narrow valleys in the hands and service of foreign powers and onto European battlefields.
No other town has contributed more Swiss Gards to the Papal chair than Naters. For this reason the historian Werner Bellwald decided to open a museum of the Swiss Guards in the old fortress just above Naters. Since the present-day Swiss Army no longer needed the fortress, the town bought the storage halls for ammunition deep within the granite. Now the halls house the collection of the museum.

Our tip: Take a round-trip with the ‘little Simplon-Express’ through Brig and Naters. Afterwards you will be chauffeured up to the Museum of the Swiss Guard.
In the past «Schweizer» or «Schweitzer» was synonymous with mercenary. Poverty and a deep longing for adventure drove the young Swiss men from their narrow valleys in the hands and service of foreign powers and onto European battlefields.
No other town has contributed more Swiss Gards to the Papal chair than Naters. For this reason the historian Werner Bellwald decided to open a museum of the Swiss Guards in the old fortress just above Naters. Since the present-day Swiss Army no longer needed the fortress, the town bought the storage halls for ammunition deep within the granite. Now the halls house the collection of the museum.

Our tip: Take a round-trip with the ‘little Simplon-Express’ through Brig and Naters. Afterwards you will be chauffeured up to the Museum of the Swiss Guard.

Museum of the Swiss Guards

Adresse

Blatten - Belalp Tourismus
Rischinustrasse 5
3914 Blatten
Tel. +41 (0)27 921 60 40
tourismus@belalp.ch
www.belalp.ch

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Blatten (Belalp)
Blatten (Belalp)
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Hamilton Lodge & Spa
Hamilton Lodge & Spa
Blatten bei Naters (Belalp)
Oberaletschhütten SAC
Oberaletschhütten SAC
Naters
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaStockalper
ViaStockalper
Stage 1, Brig–Simplonpass
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Walliser Sonnenweg
Walliser Sonnenweg
Stage 4, Ausserberg–Brig
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Cycling in the surroundings

Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 2, Oberwald–Brig
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 3, Brig–Sierre
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Biking in the surroundings

Gspon Panorama Bike
Nesselloop Bike
Häxutrail Bike