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Old Village Naters

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The old village centre of Naters has many historic and valuable buildings. The oldest include the Catholic parish church of St. Mauritius with its steeple, the parish house and ossuary and the Ornavasso tower. The castle on the Flüe and the Totenplatte are also among the most popular sights in Naters.

 What is a funeral slab?

It was used to prepare for funerals. Until the beginning of the 20th century, the inhabitants of the remote hamlets around Naters still brought their dead to the village without a coffin. It was only on the slab that the deceased were placed in the coffin, bade farewell and then taken to the cemetery.

The castle on the Flüe   

The castle and its grounds were built in the 12th century and were the seat of various noble families in the Upper Valais. The present name "Bishop's Castle" comes from the bishop in Sion at the time. For centuries, renovations were carried out on the castle under various bishops, but the decay could not be stopped. In 1981, the municipality of Naters acquired the ruins and tried to save what could still be saved by carrying out the necessary maintenance work.

Discover Naters

Visitors have the opportunity to discover Naters on their own or to immerse themselves in the exciting stories of Naters on a guided tour of the village with a Naters cultural guide.

Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Children's Playground (outdoors)


Old Village Naters
3904 Naters

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