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Swiss National Park, Zernez

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  • 5-10 km
  • Free
  • 3 hours

Switzerland’s Only national Park

7530 Zernez, Switzerland

Located in the canton of Graubünden, the Swiss National Park is Switzerland’s one and only national park. It covers an area of 174.2 km² and is home to various wild life including marmots, chamois, ibexes, and big red deer. Founded on 1 August 1914, this park also happens to be the largest protected area in Switzerland. Visitors can enjoy nature activities such as hiking, guided tours and camping. However, this is to be done in moderation because this national park is a strict nature reserve that is classified under the highest protection level afforded to conservation areas. This means that as you hike, you don’t leave the marked road, and forget that camp fire you were thinking of making. There is no outdoor camping either, but rather visitors are confined to the mountain hut that is located in the park. Although it is a nature reserve, dogs are not allowed and you can’t go around disturbing the animals or plants. All things aside, this park is one of the most beautiful and well preserved natural habitats that you could visit.



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