Hike through the snow-clad wintery landscape from Blatten, the uppermost village in the Lötschental, along the wild Lonza River on the valley floor to the renowned pilgrimage site of Kühmatt. The baroque chapel of Mariä Heimsuchung (Visitation of Our Lady) in Kühmatt is the destination of regional pilgrimages. Kühmatt, situated at 1,633 metres above sea level, is one of the most impressive places of grace in the valley. The present chapel was constructed under Pastor Bartholomew Indergassen between 1646 and 1663. Enjoy a moment of tranquillity and reflection before continuing on your hike through the Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site towards the Fafleralp.
The winter hiking route winds at a leisurely pace up towards the Fafleralp and, before you know it, you have reached your destination - the Fafleralp. “There is nothing more lovely than the Fafleralp”, wrote loyal guest Charlie Chaplin in the visitors' book at the Hotel Fafleralp some fifty years ago and even today the Fafleralp is a world unto itself. This high-Alpine place of natural power provides energy for both body and mind. See for yourself and savour the magic of the Fafleralp over lunch or coffee and homemade fruit cake. Return to Blatten along the same route.
Order a free copy of the "Cross-country Ski Runs and Winter Hiking Routes" brochure from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office or online at www.loetschental.ch/prospekte
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