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Protection regulations

The Swiss National Park is one of the best protected areas in the Alps.

The Swiss National Park is one of the best protected areas in the Alps. Visitors are able to witness the dynamic processes that lend the landscape its unique character. Everyone can contribute towards conserving this spectacular natural reserve.

Below is an excerpt from the Swiss National Park Regulations:

  • It is strictly forbidden to leave the marked paths
  • Do not leave behind litter of any kind
  • No natural objects, such as flora, fauna, wood or stones, may be picked or removed from park
  • Dogs are not allowed in the park, not even on a lead
  • No winter sports (e.g. ski tours or snowshoe treks), cycling or flying of any kind is permitted
  • It is forbidden to bathe or swim in the lakes, pools, rivers and streams
  • It is strictly forbidden to make fires (high risk of forest fire!)
  • It is not permitted to spend the night in the park, including in parked vehicles along the Ofenpassstrasse
  • The Nature must be left undisturbed

Park wardens are present to ensure that these regulations are complied with and will report any contraventions.

Only if each and every visitor respects these regulations can the objectives of the National Park be achieved – and everyone can have an equal chance to observe the wonders of nature.

Schweizerischer Nationalpark
Urtatsch 2
7530 Zernez

T +41 81 851 41 41