Pro Natura Center Aletsch - Villa Cassel
The Pro Natura Centre Aletsch on Riederalp – which was the first nature conservation centre in Switzerland when it opened in 1976 – is dedicated to the preservation of nature in the Aletsch Arena with its unique fauna and flora. Exhibitions, events, guided excursions and much more make a visit to Villa Cassel on Riederfurka a rewarding and instructive experience.
Villa Cassel presents itself in new splendour
Following extensive refurbishment in 2019, the Pro Natura Centre is now carbon neutral in its operations. Enjoy your stay in the historical ambience, where the power is now provided by an air/water heat pump and a photovoltaic system.
On a similar note, you can also experiment with the “wheel of time” in the basement and explore the issues of “Glacier shrinkage – Climate change – Energy transition”. The new tour of the house introduces you to the man who built it, Ernest Cassel, while in the Alpine Garden you can discover the survival strategies of over 200 plants from the region.