This building in the shape of a tower is the oldest still inhabitated building in Visp. It was originally called Lochmatterturm and dates back to the 12th and 13th century. In the 13th and 14th century it was inhabitated by the Meiers. It's best if you walk around the building as it is much more impressive from below, when you can see it sitting on...more
The tourist information is located in this modern building. There is also a small park sort of in front of it with free public toilets. Beware, that the tourist office has not very userfriendly opening times. Monday till Friday it's closed from 12 till 13.30 and on Saturday it only opens from 11.00 till 15.00. That's why I never made it...more
I stayed one night in this stylish hotel in a standard single room from 13th to 14th July 2007. I...more
St. Jodernstrasse 17, Visp, 3930, Switzerland
Good for: Couples
Bahnhofplatz 7, Visp, 3930, Switzerland
Good for: Families
Restaurant Terrasse has as its name suggests - a terrace. So in summer you can sit out there as we did. They have a menu in English too. The restaurant serves a lot of local cheese specialities.
I came here with VTer MATIM and her family. On photo 1 and 2 you can see what I ate and on photo 3 what Matim's husband Marcel ate.
Favorite Dish: I had a Hausbratwurst. But Bratwurst here is very different in style and taste and colour. I took it with noodles but you could have it with fried potatoes, country potatoes or Rösti. A salad is included with this dish too and you can choose between Italian and French dressing. The dish cost CHF 17.00.
If you want to travel to the neighbouring villages you should catch a postbus. Also if you like to go to Visperterminen by public transport. Please keep in mind that this bus terminal will be replaced eventually with the one they now build right outside the new train station. This old bus terminal is about 150 meters from the railway station. It's...more
I think it's an excellent idea to travel to the Wallis by train. There are the national and BLS railways which bring you along the Rhone valley from Canton Vaud or through and/or over the Loetschberg to Italy. Or there are narrow gauge trains that take you to world famous Zermatt with its Matterhorn or to the Furka pass and onwards to Canton...more
This market takes place every Friday from 4 pm on the big square in old town. There you can buy local specialities like bread, cheese, dried meat and of course white wine. The locals seem to gather there for a chat sipping some wine. There was also an ice cream stand and most importantly a raclette stand.more
If you have never eaten Raclette cheese, then you should taste it here like the two VTers MATIM and VonDutch did. Raclette is a special cheese that easily melts without separating itself into grease and other bits. As you can see on the photo no. 2 it is melted under a special heater and then the melted layer is scraped onto a plate with potato and...more
You can find these typical storage houses all over Wallis/Valais. They stand on four legs and the legs have round rocks on them, so that mice and other vermin cannot reach the storage facility. Note also the typical "Schiefer" stone roof. This storage house is located right behind the St. Martins church.more
The Mühleye swimming pool is located next to the Vispa river. It has a kid's pool, a non-swimmer and a swimmer section. There is also a big slide and the high divers can jump from one or three meters. Entrance fee for adults is CHF 6.00. There are a kiosk, showers and toilets and changing facilities.
Coming from the north you will have to travel through the Loetschberg. On 15th June there was the inauguration of the new railway tunnel which cuts down travel time significantly. The tunnel is the third longest in the world with 34.6 km length. It starts in Frutigen at 776.5 meters above sea level and goes up to 828.2 meters and leaves the...more