Switzerland is rich in impressive mountain valleys. Even those that are off the beaten track and have largely been able to preserve their naturalness. Binntal, Valle di Muggio, Safiental, Valle Onsernone, Val Ferret or Calanca are considered places of longing and dream landscapes.
What makes them particularly fascinating is the combination of strong primitiveness and charming cultural landscapes. In this generously illustrated volume, Alpine expert Marco Volken presents some of the most beautiful primeval valleys. He creates lively portraits of the landscapes, points out their special features, takes an interest in the local people. And also focuses on details and forgotten stories.
The book includes a detailed service section with hiking suggestions, tourist information, tips on accommodation and places to stop for refreshments as well as sources for regional products.
About the author
Photographer and journalist specialising in the Swiss Alps. Author of numerous non-fiction books and illustrated books on alpine topics. Works for magazines, non-profit organisations, tourism and cultural institutions.