Holidays in the chestnut village

Only a few kilometres separate the Alpine town of Brig from Mörel-Filet at 760 metres above sea level. Holidaymakers can walk from the town to the village and with Mörel-Filet to the entrance of the Aletsch Arena. From here you can go hiking in summer and snow sports in winter. In autumn the chestnuts take over. The exquisite nut fruit has a long tradition in the region. A special experience in Mörel-Filet is also a visit to the Swiss Spotlight Museum. What's more, thanks to the holiday and spa resort of Breiten, which is located in the valley community, Mörel-Filet also offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation. Or what could be better than relaxing your muscles after an active day outdoors in nature in the water of the brine bath at the Salina Maris Wellness Hotel - not least the only recognised brine thermal spa in the Alps in Switzerland?



On the trail of chestnuts

Mörel-Filet is known as the chestnut village. The chestnut was already mentioned in 1279 in connection with the village. At that time the inhabitants planted chestnut trees so that the poor population also had food. In 2003 it was decided in Mörel-Filet to recultivate and replant the old chestnut islet Salzgäb above the village and to make the area a forest reserve. You can find out all about the chestnut tradition on the information boards along the theme trail from Mörel-Filet up to the chestnut isle. This leisurely walk takes about 1 hour 15 minutes.


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