The Swiss National Park is home to various Alpine animals such as chamoises, deer, and marmots as well a huge variety of Alpine plants.
You have 80km (50mi) of hiking trails adding up to 21 routes in total. The many routes offer hiking fun for any difficulty level. Please make sure you first read the safeguarding provisions before going on a hike in the Swiss National Park.
On Aug 1st, 2014 the national park celebrates a special jubilee, its 100th anniversary. All visitors may expect a varied and joyous celebration.
The Swiss National Park was founded in the heart of the Alps in 1914, making it one of the oldest national parks in the Alpine region and central Europe, and what is more, the only national park in Switzerland.
On a territory measuring 170m² (0.017ha), the domestic plants, animals and natural processes have been kept in their natural habitat, untouched by human civilisation, for a period now lasting more than 100 years.