Visp Things to Do

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    Trip to Sion

    by alectrevor Updated Mar 12, 2016

    I took the train for the short trip from Visp to Sion..half hour journey. The altitude of Sion is 509m. Population is 30500. 62% French speaking and 29% German speaking. The tourist office is in Place de la Planta.

    Police  service at cathedral Notre dame sion chateaux Rue du Pont Grande

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    Visp Tourist Office

    by alectrevor Updated Mar 12, 2016

    Has you leave Visp train station , the Tourist Office is on the left. The helpful staff here can find you hotels, of which there are not many.The office has plenty of information leaflets and maps. And trips off information. Visp is ideal has a base to visit Zermatt, Brig, Sion, Montreux , Andermatt, Domodossola and many more places.by train

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    St Martinsplatz

    by alectrevor Written Mar 12, 2016

    Halfway between Visp station and Visp Hospital. St Martinsplatz has the town hall, St Martins church and the Burgenhaus dating from around 1699 , the courts of justice are in this building, on the corner is a large sundial.

    Burgenhaus Burgenhaus sundial.

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    Visp

    by alectrevor Written Oct 30, 2015

    The town centre is mainly flat ,but the old interesting places are up the hill. [ from middle ages. ] The narrow house, arch. church, and In-Albon house ,father time carving all up the hill. The population of Visp is 7500. Visp is a Swiss heritage site.

    Uberreste arch Furrer House 1897

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    Burgerkirke

    by alectrevor Updated Oct 30, 2015

    On the hill just out of town is the Burgerkirke church. dated from 1220 and renovated in 1973. The road up the hill is quite steep with a view at the top. The carving in the main Visp photo is halfway up the same hill Visp being in Switzerland the currency is the Swiss Franc.

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    In-Albon house

    by alectrevor Updated Oct 30, 2015

    Up the hill towards the Burgerkirke is In-Albon House it is dated from 1518 belonging to Johannes In-Albon. In 1751 it became a hospital. In 1989 it was renovated. It has red and white stripes on the window shutters.

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    Meierturm (Meier tower)

    by yumyum Updated Jul 20, 2014

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    This building in the shape of a tower is the oldest still inhabited 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 the rock. A big redwood tree is growing beside it.

    Directions: From St. Martiniplatz keep going in direction Zermatt and take the small alley immediately after the St. Martins church to you right.

    Meierturm from below

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    Blue rock (Blauer Stein)

    by yumyum Updated Jul 20, 2014

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    This blue rock or "Haeler Stein" is there in memory of the 1388 battle near Visp against Amadeus VII of Savoyen, who is also known as the "red count".

    You can find the rock in the old town. It's hard to miss.

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    Old Spittel

    by yumyum Updated Jul 20, 2014

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    The old Spittel dates back to the 16th century when it was a house belonging to Johannes In-Albon, the Landeshauptmann. Only in 1751 it became a Spittel (hospital ) due to a grant from Franz Josef Burgener. In 1989 it was renovated.

    Address: Sepp Blatter square

    Altes Spittel

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    Kultur- and Kongresshouse

    by yumyum Updated Jul 15, 2007

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    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 there.

    Behind this small park there is a shell of a house. I was quite surprised to see it there but then I thought that maybe it's a reminding memorial of the big floods some years back which distroyed a lot in Brig, Visp etc. The floods consisted of lots of debris and mud and was a major natural disaster.

    shell of a house

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    St. Martinskirche

    by yumyum Updated Jun 23, 2007

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    This church is only from 1953 and the only old part left from the original church from the 17th century are the arches from 1651. The church actually consists of two churches. A lower small one and a bigger one up the stairs.

    Address: St. Martiniplatz

    side view with old arches original arches tower beautiful door

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    Burgerkirche

    by yumyum Written Jun 22, 2007

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    This pretty looking church can be seen from afar depending from which side you look. It's located on a little hill.

    There are some left-overs of walls from a cult house from the 11th century. In 1220 it became the Liebfrauenkirche. The tower is from the 14th century. From 1710 till 1730 it was extended and became the Dreikoenigskirche. In 1869 and 1973 it was renovated.

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    Furrer house

    by yumyum Updated Jul 20, 2014

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    The Furrer house is a typical example of a wooden Wallis chalet type house. You can find it right in the center of the old town. It dates back to 1897.

    Directions: in the old part of Visp by the Spittel

    Furrer house carving on the door test your language skills on the side wall

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    Old ring wall

    by yumyum Written Jul 15, 2007

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    There are some left-overs of the old ring wall from the middle ages. And just opposite the old arch there is this small slice of a building.

    Directions: in old town

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    In-Albon house

    by yumyum Written Jul 15, 2007

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    The In-Albon house was built in 1518 by Simon In-Albon the younger. He was also a Landeshauptmann. The house is very pretty and has a small tower over an alley.

    Directions: opposite the Burgerkirche entrance

    beauiful lock

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