Mountain Guide Museum in St. Niklaus
A visit to the Mountain Guide Museum in St. Niklaus (Zaniglas) takes you right back to the pioneering age of alpinism. And it’s no coincidence that the museum is based in this Valais mountain village – no other place has brought forth so many mountain guides. 300 first ascents have shaped the development of mountain guiding in the Nikolai valley. The museum is housed in the historic mayor’s tower, the former residence of the municipal mayor. Built at the end of the 13th century, this stone structure is probably the oldest surviving building in the region. Spread out on five floors, the museum displays artefacts from the early days of mountaineering. You will also find an exhibition showcasing the most beautiful mineral finds from the Nikolai valley. Take the participants of your next seminar in canton Valais on an exciting trip back in time.
Fringe programmes in Canton Valais
Valais is a canton of superlatives, boasting the longest glacier in the Alps, arguably the most famous mountain peak in the world and the largest gravity dams. The fringe programmes are equally inspiring – we would be delighted to help you plan yours.Show all