Gampel was the first industrial village in the canton of Valais. But it also boasts unspoilt nature and diverse cultural landscapes. Gampel’s history dates back to 1238. Originally a farming village that belonged to the regional capital of Leuk, it became a municipality in its own right when a parish was built there. When the company Lonza was founded in 1897, Gampel became the first industrial municipality in the canton of Valais.The municipality’s territory includes traditional vineyard terraces, flowery meadows, Alpine pastures and forests. Alongside rare plants, butterflies and big game such as ibex, chamois, deer and roe deer, 66 different types of bird can be observed here, 21 of which are classed as endangered species. In recent years, Gampel has also become famous for its annual open-air music festival.A cableway from Gampel takes you to the hamlet of Jeizinen, which became a holiday and winter ski resort in the 1960s.Highlights:– Diverse cultural landscape.– Unspoilt nature with diverse flora and fauna.– Numerous hiking and biking trails.