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Erschmatt Valais celebrates Swiss diversity

Trips into the past and future from Erschmatt

We have to start with Leukerbad's thermal pools...
...with challenges for the wildest tastes: here above Leukerbad at the Gemmi pass
Or back in the valley at Leuk...
leuk castle
...where its castle has been preserved by star Ticino architect Mario Botta. Noted for its "gherkin" tower, the designs provides exceptional light for visitors.
You can travel to the highest roundabout in central Europe at 2218m...
.. or try the public transport of tomorrow in Sion: the self-driving buses running thrugh pedestrian streets...
...or visit Saillon's medicinal garden in the medieval town on a hill. Saillon also has 'the world's smallest vineyard', owned by the Dalai Lama...
...or take your car by rail through the Alps from Goppenstein in the direction of Interlaken or points east.
...but come back to Erschmatt's refurbished schoolhouse, now a Roggen information centre, restaurant and hotel ...
...that boasts five-star ratings from customers. Bakery on the ground floor, restaurant on the middle floor, and hotel rooms at the top with mountain views...
...with almost half off its prices if you have a Hotelcard.
And I haven't even mentioned Loetschental, with its marvellous Alpine museum in Kippel...
...or the "secret" resort of Jeizinen, accessible by cable car all year round, where Meramma sheepdogs are bred in a three-year process that makes them much more amenable to humans than other breeds guarding the animals.
photographing Jeizinen
Jeizinen even provides a frame for your landscape photographs.