Visp (community)

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Country Switzerland Coat of arms/flag of Visp
Canton Valais
District Visp (district)
Language German
Area 13.22 km²5.104 sqmi
Altitude 658 m2,158.793 ft
0.409 miles
Surroundings Baltschieder, Brig-Glis, Bürchen, Lalden, Raron, Visperterminen, Zeneggen
Population 6,624 (2003)
Density 501.059 /km²1,297.687 /sqmi
Alpinist's Info
Topo. Map SLK 1288: Raron
Other Data
Postal code 3930
SFOS 6297
Location of Visp
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This page is about the Swiss community. For other uses see Visp.

[edit] General information

Visp is the capital of the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Visp is located at the beginning of a valley that splits into the Mattertal and Saastal.

Visp is the economic center of the regions and there are actually more job positions in the village than there are inhabitants. Workers from as far as Italy come to Visp for a job.

[edit] Getting there

The bus and the train station of Visp and Brig serve as the starting point for many outdoor activities, trips, and tours in the surrounding mountain resorts Zermatt and Saas Fee, lying at the foot of almost all the highest peaks in the Alps, such as Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Dom and Weisshorn.

[edit] By car

  • From the West:

From Geneva (airport) take the A1 to Lausanne, then the A9 via Montreux, Martigny and Sion to Sierre. From Sierre take road no. 9 to Brig until Visp

  • From the North:

From Bern take the A6 to Spiez, then the road to Kandersteg, at Kandersteg, you will have to drive your car onto a train and go by train through a tunnel; After the tunnel at Goppenstein, you continue the road to the S and reach the main road from Sierre. At the crossroad, you turn left (E) which will take you to Visp.

  • From the East:

From Bregenz take the A13 to Chur; get off at Reichenau and continue on road no. 19 to Brig/Visp via Flims - Sedrun - Andermatt - Gletsch – Fiesch and finally Visp.

  • From the South:

You can either come in from Como on the A2 via Bellinzona to Airollo, then road no.2 till Hospental and from here to the left on road no. 19 to Brig/Visp or you can come from Arona till the end of the A26 and then take the E62 via Domodóssola to Brig until you reach Visp.

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