The hamlet of Tufteren (2,215 m) seems to belong to a long-gone age, with its small wooden barns and stores (“Gadi”, plural “Gadini”). For an authentic photo featuring old wooden houses, a flower-filled meadow and the Matterhorn, this is the perfect spot.
Wooden houses, perched on stilts and round flat stones and blackened by the sun, are among the most charming sights of the upper Valais. Not all such hamlets have survived. Tufteren, however, offers the perfect location for a picture that captures both the traditions and natural beauty of the mountains – with wooden Valais houses and the Matterhorn, needless to say.