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Spanning 172 square kilometres, the Swiss National Park is Switzerland’s largest nature preserve and its only national park. The area is situated in the Engadine/Münstertal region and encompasses Alpine terrain at elevations of 1,400 to 3,200 metres above sea level. The founding of the Swiss National Park in 1914 was a milestone in the history of nature conservation. It was the first national park in the Alps and Central Europe, and it is known for its wealth of Alpine fauna and flora in a virtually untouched natural landscape.

National Park House in Zernez

The National Park Centre is composed of two contrasting landmarks: the venerable Planta-Wildenberg Castle, the National Park’s administrative seat, and the visitor centre, a striking new building by the Bündner architect Valerio Olgiati. Inside the visitor centre, guests will find extensive permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as the visitor shop.

For information on the National Park House

Getting there

You can easily reach the National Park with public transport and the Postbus. In the interest of nature conservation, we recommend using the railway or bus. This also provides for an interesting hike with a variety of starting and end points.

Public Transport
For journeys by railway/Postbus to the lower Engadine, visit:  
For the journey from S-chanf to the Prasüras parking lot (Val Trupchun), visit:

By Car
Along the Fuorn Mountain Pass Road, private vehicles may only park in official parking places marked P1 to P10.