Climbing the Matterhorn was 15-year-old Hermann Biner's heart's desire. However, as the boy from Zermatt didn't have enough money for a guide, it remained just a dream for a long time.
The Charles Kuonen pedestrian suspension bridge is no less than 494 metres long and spans the Matter valley at a height of up to 85 metres.
Walser German is the dialect spoken by Swiss Germans in the Canton of Wallis. It is one of the highest Alemannic dialect groups and the local language of some 80,000 inhabitants of Upper Wallis.