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    by StuartDutchman Updated Nov 14, 2011

    Randa (1,406 metres above sea level) is the third-highest municipality in the Mattertal valley and is situated between Visp and Zermatt, which is about 9 km away.

    The extended Baroque church in Randa, built in 1717, is a real gem.

    The village of Randa has often been struck by natural disasters over the course of the centuries. In the early morning of 18 April 1991, huge boulders plunged into the valley. Three weeks later on 9 May, huge rocks plummeted into the hamlet of Lerch, the road linking Zermatt and the Brig-Zermatt Railway.

    VIDEO of my visit:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCgrkipOrHU

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Randa Transportation

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    by ealgisi Updated Apr 4, 2011

    If you want to go in Täsch in order to take the train that will bring you to Zermatt, you can easily take a train from Randa to Täsch and then take the right train to Zermatt.
    The train is really confortable and clean, as well fast.

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Randa What to Pack

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    by ealgisi Written Jan 13, 2010

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Winter can be really cold and you can expect temperatures low to -10 °C, so plan some warm clothes, a windstopper jacket and confortable shoes that will also keep you warm and dry.

    Something you shouldn't forget is some sun protection, you can easily get bourned from the winter sun, for both your lips and face.

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Randa Off The Beaten Path

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    Randa Felssturz

    by knerten Updated Jul 12, 2005

    The 1991 rockslide is still a visible scar in the landscape.

    About 22 million m3 of rock fell from a cliff near the village of Randa on 18 April 1991. A second rockslide of about 7 million m3 followed on 9 May 1991. At present, a rock mass situated above the scarp is still slowly moving toward the valley, involving several million m3 of rock.

    I visited this site during a land- and rockslide excursion in June 2005.

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    by ealgisi Written Jan 10, 2010

    Favorite thing: Below few words in Swiss German that you can use while visiting Switzerland.

    Hello - Grüezi
    Hello (to more than one person) - Grüezi mitenand
    Good evening - Gueten Abig
    Hi (more informal than "grüezi") - Hoi/Salü/Sali
    Hi (to more than one person) - Hoi zäme
    Good bye - (Uf) Widerluege/Ciao/Tschüss
    Thanks a lot - Merci vilmal
    See you later - Bis spöter
    Monday - Määntig
    Tuesday - Ziischtig
    Wednesday - Mittwuch
    Thursday - Dunschtig
    Friday - Friitig
    Saturday - Samschtig
    Sunday - Sunntig
    One - Eis
    Two - Zwei
    Three - Drüü
    Four - Vier
    Five - Feuf
    Six - Sächs
    Seven - Sibe
    Eight - Acht
    Nine - Nüün
    Ten - Zää
    Eleven - Elf
    Twelve - Zwölf
    Thirteen - Driizä
    Fourteen - Vierzä
    Fifteen - Füfzä
    Sixteen - Sächzä
    Seventeen - Sibezä
    Eighteen - Achzä
    Nineteen - Nünzä
    Twenty - Zwänzk
    Twenty-four - Vierezwänzk

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    by ealgisi Written Jan 10, 2010

    Favorite thing: The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.

    Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Switzerland:

    Police: 117
    Ambulance: 144
    Fire: 118
    Poison: 145
    Road emergency: 140
    Psychological support (free and anonymous): 143
    Psychological support for teens and children (free and anonymous): 147
    Helicopter air-rescue (Rega): 1414 or by radio on 161.300 MHz
    Air rescue (Air Glaciers) (in Valais only): 1415

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    by ealgisi Written Jan 10, 2010

    Favorite thing: It is always better to be informed about road conditions.
    So for this reason here's a website that wil tell you every Swiss tunnel and mountain pass status, open or closed.

    http://www.tcs.ch/main/it/home/verkehrsinfo/paesse_tunnels.html

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