Valais blacknosed sheep. Although the earliest mention of it dates back to 1400, this large, docile mountain sheep was first recognised as a separate breed in 1962. It has adapted particularly well to life in the high Swizz mountains and grazes even on the steepest, stoniest slopes. The black patches on its nose, eyes, ears, knees, hocks and feet and otherwise light woolly coats make it quite unmistakeable.

Grimentz Old Town - Valais, Switzerland

The Village of Grimentz is in the Southern Part of Switzerland. The town has an altitude of 1564m. Its streets are lined with wooden houses, and red geraniums. The region has 30 different types of Geranium growing here. Nearby, there are over 100km of hiking and cycling trails, catering to all abilities. In winter, the ski slopes range up to an altitude of 3000m. Tobogganing is also a popular activity, and some hiking trails also remain open in winter.