The third-largest canton in Switzerland, Valais is a bilingual region of superlatives and lies entirely in the Alps. It is not only home to the great Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in our country, and it is also home to the most famous and most photographed mountain globally, the Matterhorn. The imposing Grande Dixence dam is also a sight to behold, and it is the highest gravity dam in the world. And last but not least, the abbey of Saint-Maurice is also located in the Valais. It celebrated its 1500th anniversary in 2014 - as the oldest monastery in the West to exist without interruption.