The holiday resort for active people and those seeking peace and quiet

Fiesch has chosen an idyllic spot in the Aletsch Arena with the banks of the glacial river Weisswasser. Above the village lies a soothing calm. Everyday life here is very cosy - even though the village is extremely popular with sports enthusiasts and families alike for winter and summer holidays in Switzerland. If you take a closer look, you'll soon notice that Fiesch has a lot to offer. It is the starting point for an excursion to View Point Eggishorn, from where the entire 23 kilometres of the Great Aletsch Glacier, the Fiescher Glacier and 40 four-thousand-metre peaks can be seen. Or as the gateway to the Goms, where 100 kilometres of cross-country ski trails and the music village of Ernen await you. From Fiesch you can reach the ski area of the Aletsch Arena in just 8 minutes.

Fiesch, at 1050 m above sea level, can be reached easily by public transport or by car via Brig and in summer also via the Furka and Nufenen Passes. Come to Fiesch - here you can relax actively.



Top starting point for outdoor activities and gateway to the Goms

Rushing down the slopes on skis or snowboard makes you happy. It makes you even happier to be the first to make your turns on the freshly prepared slope. This is exactly what guests in Fiesch can do, thanks to the first-track offer of the Aletsch Arena. The adventure starts at 7:15 a.m. with the train ride up the Eggishorn. There, you will have the enchanting Valaisian mountain world to yourself and will be heading for a fortifying breakfast at the Alpenlodge Kühboden. Fiesch is also nicknamed "The Gate to Goms". This opens up countless other activities for holidaymakers, such as cross-country skiing on the Goms' 100 kilometres of trails.

Fiesch is also the ideal holiday resort for sports enthusiasts and families in spring, summer and autumn. As a starting point for hiking, glacier and bike tours, paragliding and many other activities, every day can be filled with new experiences. 

Therefore Fiesch is suitable for holidays in summer and also in winter

There are many good reasons for spending holidays in Fiesch in summer and winter. In summer, the advantages of being a top starting point for countless hikes and bike tours in the Aletsch Arena or the proximity to Bellwald, the music village of Ernen and Goms are just some of them. You can also walk to the Great Aletsch Glacier and even hike on the glacier during a guided tour. In winter, Fiesch offers excellent connections to the varied ski area of the Aletsch Arena and the cross-country ski runs in Goms. 

One thing remains unchanged throughout the year: The fresh mountain air of the Valais, the fantastic panorama and the good attitude towards life will help you to really relax during your well-deserved holidays in Switzerland.



Everything is skiing - and some snowboarding. Whatever your favourite, Fiesch is and remains an ideal starting point for extensive fun on the snow. Because from here you can reach the entire 104 kilometres of slopes of the Aletsch Arena ski area quickly and easily. Perfectly groomed pistes, guaranteed snow and a fantastic mountain panorama, including a view of the Great Aletsch Glacier, make for an all-round successful day on the slopes. For those who prefer to go straight ahead instead of downhill, there are over 100 kilometres of cross-country ski trails in nearby Goms.



Once on a glacier, leave your own tracks, look carefully into the impressive crevasses and experience the intense blue of the eternal ice: A tour on the Great Aletsch Glacier is one of the absolute highlights of the summer holidays in the Aletsch Arena. Access from Fiesch is possible via Fiescheralp and Märjela. However, access to the glacier is only permitted with a mountain guide. Hiking to the edge of the Great Aletsch Glacier is permitted for everyone and is a spectacle especially for families with children.



Food and drink

Fiesch is a true gourmet paradise. Fortunately: because a day full of experiences and activities makes you hungry and thirsty. How about a visit to the local beer sommelier, to Heidi's Hütte on the Fiescheralp, which has been awarded 12 GaultMillau points, or to enjoy a fine Valais wine? You must definitely try a Goms cholera. Don't worry, you can eat it without hesitation. It is a traditional, covered vegetable pie. You will find all kinds of delicacies in the great restaurants in Fiesch.



A place for family holidays

Gogwärgini is the name of the small, industrious dwarves who, according to legend, once lived in Upper Valais. Children can get to know the dwarves better on the theme trail of the same name and go on a treasure hunt. Treasure maps are available at the starting point at the Guest and Information Centre in the Aletsch Arena's public transport hub. On the way to the Fieschertal playground, children will encounter eight hand-carved wooden dwarves. Other great offers and activities for children in Fiesch are:


  • take a leisurely bike tour from Fiesch to Fieschertal

  • visit the goats, the ibex and the other animals in the Aletsch Park of Animals

  • shimmy along the Eggishorn via ferrata

  • get from tree top to tree top in the rope park of the sports resort

  • marvel at dinosaurs in original size on the dinosaur trail

  • listen to exciting stories with the fairytale Astrid

View Point


Anyone who stands on the View Point Eggishorn probably suffers from a complete sensory overload in the first moment. Not only are the entire 23 kilometres of the Great Aletsch Glacier visible. No, also the Fiescher Glacier, 40 four-thousand-metre peaks and the view as far as the Matterhorn and the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau will leave you speechless.



Train, post bus and cable car in one place

All the threads come together at the public transport hub in Fiesch, which is scheduled to go into operation in December 2019. Integrated into the hub are the station of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn and the valley station of the new 10-seater gondola lift to Fiescheralp of Aletsch Bahnen AG. The post bus terminal is right next door. All facilities are barrier-free. 

This means that train, post bus and cable car are all in the same place in Fiesch, simplifying the journey to and from the Aletsch Arena for winter sports enthusiasts, hikers and holidaymakers.

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