The Upper Rhone valley in the Valais, Switzerland

Upper Rhone valley

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Fiesch near Brig is popular with both winter and summer tourists.

The Upper Rhone valley

The Rhone valley is the backbone of the Valais. The Upper Rhone valley is the German speaking part of the valley, which starts in Sierre and ends near Oberwald, where the river Rhone rises. The Lower Rhone valley is the French speaking part between Lake Geneva and Sierre.

WHAT TO DO

Mountain tops, hiking trails and more to choose from.

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HOTELS

Many hotels in the Upper Rhone valley.

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RENTALS

Check out vacation homes and apartments throughout the Upper Rhone valley.

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PICTURES

Enjoy an image collection of the Upper Rhone valley.

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FORUM

Feel free to post to the forum if you have any questions about this region.

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Towns and landscape

The Rhone valley floor is wide and flat between Sierre and Brig, and that's where the larger towns such as Visp and Brig can be found. Industrial and agricultural activity concentrates in these areas as well. Each of these towns also has a lovely old town center. The region from Brig up to Oberwald, called Goms in German, is narrower and at a higher altitude. This is where nature is most beautiful and where the smaller towns like Fiesch and Münster-Geschinen are located.

The Rhone valley has many side valleys. Some popular ones are the Matter valley and the Saas valley.

TOWNS IN THIS REGION

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Brig

Strategically situated town in the southern Swiss Alps.

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