Your excursion to Mund and Finnen

The saffron-producing village of Mund is ideally situated for sunshine at 1,200 metres above sea level, on the right-hand side of the Rhône Valley and amidst the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The picture shows a saffron field with numerous purple saffron flowers. In the background, you can see a fantastic view of the Valais Alps.

The saffron-producing village of Mund

Travel to Mund by Postbus in just 15 minutes from the Brig-Glis-Naters conurbation. The saffron-producing village of Mund lies at 1,200 metres above sea level and is the only place in Switzerland where saffron is still grown according to centuries-old traditions.

Ideal starting point for hikes

Blatten-Belalp is an ideal starting point for hikes, bike rides and snowshoe tours. Hike through magnificent forests, and walk along the fascinating irrigation channels in the wild and romantic Gredetsch Valley. Rustic hamlets that have retained their ancient Valais style of architecture and Alpine pastures invite you to linger. And you’ll encounter black-faced sheep, blackneck goats and the famous Hérens and Simmental cattle.

Fantastic view of the Rhône Valley

Or discover the neighbouring village of Finnen, which is approximately 30 minutes away from Visp by Postbus. A detour to Finnen is not to be missed – thanks to its exposed location facing south-west, it delivers fantastic views of the Rhône Valley and the four-thousand-metre peaks of the Saas and Matter Valleys. A two-hour hike will then bring you from Finnen to the village of Mund, famous for its saffron.

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The hike
Finnen – Mund


2 hrs

Difficulty level



4.9 km

Altitude difference

+ 292 m / – 516 m

Outward journey

PostBus stop: Eggerberg, Finnen

Return journey

PostBus stop: Mund, Dorf

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Other activities in Mund

Saffron Museum and village tour

The tour through the saffron-producing village of Mund is a special experience for every visitor. You’ll take a guided tour of the unique Saffron MuseumTarget not accessible, which lasts for around an hour.

Saffron educational trail

Take the opportunity to find out more about “red gold” in an entertaining manner. The saffron educational trailTarget not accessible in Mund will lead you through the only area in Switzerland that cultivates the spice. Besides interesting facts and background information, you can enjoy the attractive natural landscape along the way.


In the summer, many hikersTarget not accessible are attracted to the Brischeru Alp, with its breathtaking panoramic views and mighty larches at 2,200 metres above sea level. Heading west, you’ll then pass through the Baltschieder Valley to the Hohnalpa, Ebnet and Eril Alps.

In the east, the unspoilt Gredetsch Valley awaits, where you’ll find grazing cattle, sheep and goats in the summer. In the spring and particularly in the autumn, when the larches turn golden, the Salwald forest and its neighbouring hamlets become a paradise.

Point of interest

One of the attractions in the area is the Gstein pilgrimage chapel. This is accessible from Mund through the hamlet of Warbflie, but can also be reached from the valley communities of Lalden and Brigerbad. The chapel is hidden beneath a hefty, protruding chunk of rock. An eight-metre-high wooden cross on the rock indicates the location of the chapel of mercy, which commemorates a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1857.

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