The National Park App as a digital guide

The digital hiking guide of the Swiss National Park, a smartphone application, leads you through the National Park and its sourrounding area with stories, information and detailed maps.

Within the Swiss National Park more than 500 information points covering biology, geology, historical facts about the Park and cultural history are waiting to be discovered by you as you hike or meander along. An interesting experience for young and old!

When you're outdoors, the Swiss National Park app provides you with a wide range of information. Pictures, texts, podcasts, panoramas, landscape comparisons, interactive quizzes etc. accompany you along various adventure trails on your hikes.

The Swiss National Park app is available for free in German, French and English for iPhone and Android

► Google Play Store

► Apple App Store


The top functionalities of the Swiss National Park app

  • The app works offline for most content
  • Detailed descriptions and altitude profiles of all hiking routes in the park
  • A lot of information about the park: e.g. What does a ranger do?
  • Various offers for children: e.g. Champlönch children’s trail, WWF children’s research trail, Ardez, bear hiking trail Margunet, bear trail Süls stizzis da l’uors S-charl
  • Infotrail on the Spöl accident
  • Your location on detailed offline maps
  • Display of exciting INFO-points near you
  • Fascinating random function: let yourself be inspired!
  • A lot of information about animals and plants (incl. current information about bear, wolf and lynx)
  • Tourist information (arrival, visitor centre, parking, hotel, etc.)
  • Amazing image comparisons between THEN and TODAY
  • 360° panorama views of the most stunning viewpoints
  • Themed discovery trails: geology, rock glaciers, forest fires, butterflys
  • Hundreds of other information points on biology, geology, park and cultural history



Along with the much appreciated variety of themes on offer within the National Park, visitors have been able to use the Swiss National Park app multimedia guide to follow two routes outside the Park.

One of these is a science trail for children that was developed in collaboration with the WWF in 2009 in an area known as the 'emerald zone' (Smaragdgebiet) behind the ruins of Ardez castle. Smart young scientists will enjoy finding out more about this fascinating protection zone and making interesting discoveries in these ancient surroundings. Can they find the answers to particular questions? For example, why are dragonflies seldom left to live in peace, or how are spiders - such as the wolf spider here in Ardez - useful to humans?

Also the hike from the Ofenpass or from Lü to S-charl becomes even more exciting with the Swiss National Park app. Together with the WWF, a question game has been developed along this route, here on the subject of bears. This offer complements in an ideal way the Senda da l'Uors - a bear experience, which is built around the bear exhibition in the Museum Schmelzra in S-charl. On the hike to S-charl, where the last original Swiss bear was shot in 1904, children of all ages can learn about this species and test their knowledge.