Museum of the Swiss Papal Guards above Naters

Museum of the Swiss Papal Guards

Museum of the Swiss Papal Guards

The old Swiss Army fortress above Naters now houses the museum of the Swiss papal guards. For more than five centuries the Swiss have been in service for the pope in Rome. Many men, who served as papal guards have come and continue to come from our region, most notably the town of Naters! No wonder, the museum is located in Naters. For visits please check out museum’s website at or call +41 27 921 60 30.

The museum welcomes visitors from June through October. The museum is open on Saturdays from 2 PM to 6 PM. For groups of more than 10 people, special arrangements can be made outside of the regular opening hours.

The fee for the museum is 10 Swiss Francs.

Mountain fortress museum

Mountain fortress museum

Mountain fortress museum

We bring light to the underground village – come join us!
In the underground mountain fortress you can visit the wardroom with its murals, mortuary, kitchen and dining hall, the underground prison cell and much more.
The small underground village is open to visitors!
More information on guided tours – click here...

Guided tours:

By appointment for groups.


10 Swiss Francs per person. Your tour guides are former commanders and watchmen of the mountain fortress. Guided tours can also be combined with an apéro and snacks as part of the visit.

The museum of mountain fortress above Naters is open on Saturdays from June through October. The exhibit of the association of the friends of the mountain fortress is open to visitors during that time as well.

Guided tours outside of the official opening hours can be booked by calling Brig Simplon Tourism.

We at Brig Simplon Tourism look forward to assisting you:

Phone: +41 (0)27 921 60 30

opening hours from 02 June through 29th October 2018


On Saturdays

2 PM to 6 PM

Outside the opening hours for group of 10 people on demand.

CHF 5.00 per person




Extra-guided tour in german and french duration 1.5h

Entrance and guided tour

per Person

CHF 10.00

The guided tours are held by former commandants and fortress-guardians.
En demand : guided tour with aperitif / appetizer

Outside the opening hours guided tours for groups can be booked on demand by Brig Simplon Tourismus.

The team of Brig Simplon Tourismus is looking forward to your request.
Tel. +41 27 921 60 30
Guided Inquiry Palace-, City-, Guardian- and Fortress Muesum Guided Tour

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