Schweizerischer Nationalpark. Photo/foto: TES.

The Swiss National Park

The Swiss National Park (der Schweizerische Nationalpark) in the canton of Grisons was founded on 1 August 1914 and was the first natural park in the Alps.

There are around 100 species of birds, 36 mammals, 650 plants and 28% of the park consists of forests. There are 80 km of hiking trails.

The visitor centre in Zernez offers insight into the history of the geological development, water sources and streams, flora and fauna.

(source and further information: