Due to the current situation in connection with the corona virus, the government has ordered the immediate closure of the ski areas in the canton of Valais. Further information can be found here.


Museum in Grächen/St.Niklaus

The museums in Grächen and St. Niklaus offer lots of interesting insights into the life of famous Thomas Platter, magical water or old mountain guide traditions.

local museum

The municipality of Grächen’s local museum is located in the old former parish hall. Exhibits about the culture and history, the life and work of Grächen’s most famous resident, Thomas Platter, old photographs and books as well as many more interesting exhibition pieces are shown here.


Museum Joop's Spycher on Thomas Platterweg

Situated in a really beautiful storage hut on Thomas Platter Weg, Mr Colijn set up a museum for woodworking tools from all over the world on his own and with a great deal of passion.


Local Heritage Museum

With a visit to the local heritage museum, the visitor gains an insight into how the ancient people of Zaniglas used to live in St. Niklaus.


Museum of Mountain Guiding

150 years of mountain guiding tradition are preserved under the roofs of St. Niklaus, called “Zaniglas” in the local Valais dialect.


Mineral Museum

The whole of the Nikolai valley is an internationally recognised location for finding minerals. The mineral museum is well worth a visit.

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