Pro Natura Center Aletsch
The Pro Natura Centre Aletsch on Riederalp – which was the first nature conservation centre in Switzerland when it opened in 1976 – is dedicated to the preservation of nature in the Aletsch Arena with its unique fauna and flora. Exhibitions, events, guided excursions and much more make a visit to Villa Cassel on Riederfurka a rewarding and instructive experience.
Refurbishments in summer 2019
In summer 2019 the centre is being remodelled and upgraded for its guests. Despite the extensive work going on, however, a small part of the centre’s activities (excursions and the alpine garden) will be maintained throughout. The renovations mean that there will be no guided tours inside Villa Cassel during summer 2019.
With the refurbishment, Pro Natura wants to make running the historic Villa Cassel carbon-neutral in the future. The new room concept enhances the value of the dining rooms and the new information and communication room provides an insight into the fascinating natural history of the Aletsch region.