About Leukerbad


The story of Leukerbad dates back to the 4th century B.C. Graves and ceramics attest the presence of habitation in Leukerbad. From the 5th century, the pass of the Gemmi, unique link between the cantons of Valais and Bern can be got over. Leukerbad is situated in the canton of Valais in the south of Switzerland at 1411 metres above sea level.

The location is very impressive because of the cliffs which surround Leukerbad:

To the east, the Daubenhorn at 2942 m. above sea level; to the north the Gemmi Pass (2322 m.) and the Balmhorn (3698 m.); to the west the Torrenthorn (2998). The road which leads to Leukerbad comes into the secluded valley from the south and the town of Leuk in the Rhone valley.

From the pass, there is a magnificent view of the Alps. The region is well-known in summer for its hiking trails to Kandersteg, Adelboden or the Wildstrubel. It is appreciated by the families too because of the small beautiful lake called "Daubensee" which is surrounded by easy walks and provides a beautiful place for picnics.

In winter, this same lake is ideal for the cross-country skiers but you can also go there for a snow-shoe trail, a run downhill with a sledge or just a walk on prepared, signposted hikes.
The history of the springs of Leukerbad dates back to the Roman times. People, even then,were already aware of the therapeutic effect of the thermal water.

Today, 3.9 million litres of thermal water - up to 51 degrees celcius - flow from the springs and feed 22 thermal pools. Several baths are at the disposal of the guests in private hotels, in the Rehabilitation centre and in the Volksheilbad , but the biggest public baths are the Burgerbad and the Lindner Alpentherme.

Shopping and Gastronomy


There are plenty of shops in the village from small delicatessens to the supermarkets all within a 5 minute walk of the apartments. You will find a number of hire shops for all your winter and summer needs. Briand Sport and Intersport both give discount on hire for guests at Les Naturelles and Edelweiss. There are three banks all with cash points, the post office if located in the Bus Station. There are three doctors a dentist and a pharmacist in Leukerbad.

Restaurants


There are some 50 Restaurants in and around Leukerbad offering a superb range of regional specialities, international dishes and haute cuisine. Below are some recommended Restaurants:

Waldhaus Grichting - A friendly atmosphere and fabulous regional dishes, try the Chateau Briand. Tel: 027 470 32 32

Chinchilla-Rest-O-Bar - Lively and welcoming serves food until 1.30am. Tel 027 470 24 13

Alfa Hotel - Located next to our Edelweiss apartment it serves traditional dishes. Tel 027 472 74 74

Choucas Pizzeria - Lovely homemade pizzas perfect for kinds and they also deliver!
Tel 027 470 24 13

Walliserkanne - Their steak on a slate is a must, they also make great pizzas. Tel 027 472 79 79

Romerhof - A large busy Restaurant near the Burgerbad. Tel 027 470 43 70

Alpenblick - A traditional Swiss family run Hotel with a nice Restaurant offering a wide choice of dishes. Tel 027 472 70 70

Weidstubli - Around a 30 minute walk out of the village, great food and views, call in when you ski home! Tel 027 470 35 58

Bodmenstubli - A gentle 40 minute walk out of Leukerbad to the hamlet of Bodmen. Try the hay soup and don't be put off by the name. The views down the Rhone valley are stunning. Tel 027 470 14 84.