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National Park Centre Zernez

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Address: Urtatsch 2, Zernez 7530, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 81 851 41 41
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09:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Experience, discover, marvel, question, participate: in the National Park...

Experience, discover, marvel, question, participate: in the National Park Centre’s four exhibition rooms take a closer look at the National Park, its flora and fauna, its history, the inexhaustible variety of nature – with a completely new approach. An enriching and inspiring experience before you set off on

your walk in the Park.

An audio guide, in five languages, accompanies you through the exhibition.

Interactive, awareness-orientated exhibition

• Audio guide in 5 languages

• Seasonal, alternating exhibitions

• Multimedia presence of partner organizations

• Laser relief model and information stands

• Shop offering a wide range of related merchandise

• National Park information desk and Zernez Tourist Information

• Text message service (sms)

• Field glasses and digital walking guides available for hire

• Guided walks in the Swiss National Park on offer and by arrangement

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Study visit at Swiss National Park

Recently we have visited Swiss National Park and we had a very interesting experience in the visitor centre as well on the thematic trail. In our group we had people working in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brasov, Romania
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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently we have visited Swiss National Park and we had a very interesting experience in the visitor centre as well on the thematic trail. In our group we had people working in protected areas in Romania. We have found inspiration and motivation and we have meet very warm and nice people in the visitor centre. The exhibition is interactive, challenging,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

An excellent introduction to the national park, with it's history, ecology, geology and zoology (a bit less botany) presented in a interesting and accessible way that obviously please both adults and children. The museum itself is not very large but packed with cleverly designed stands that make a good use of modern technology, while not forgetting stuffed animals and dioramas.... More 

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Thank JMGeneva
Roskilde, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

An informative series of exhibits about the geology and ecology of the national park, with good videos and excellent displays on the animal life in particular.

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Thank lenemike
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Before visiting the national park this museum gives a lot of useful information about the nature and history of it. You can have an audio guide (in several languages) and take the tour in your own pace by just entering the numbers at each item.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Big shop at the reception area, you get free brochures and maps and great hiking advise for tours from the staff. The museum is certainly very informative and starts with three movies showing the wonderful nature of the national park. You have a gadget where you press numbers on the displays and get the spoken information about the display. Must... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

This is the obvious information point where you can find information about the national park. Just book a guided tour of the national park, even if it's in german other visitor will be happy to translate and you won't need a translation when a "Steinbock" is spotted.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Nice, informative museum. They provide audio devices in many languages. The displays are well laid out with interesting facts about each one.

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

Must be a highly controversial piece of architecture being what appears to be a granite cube. Not what you'd call vernacular. Inside the three introductory film screens slow you down and get you into the mood for what follows. Superb photography. You visit the centre through audio devices switched to your own language and press the numbers corresponding to the... More 

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Zürich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

So many wonderful walks and if you're lucky you get to see a marmot, a chamois or just listening to the twitter of birds.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

We liked that there was an audio guide in English. The exhibits represented what you would find within the park….flora, fauna, the different types of rock that make up the mountains and the seasonal changes…all were well done and easy to understand.

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