It was one of the biggest surprises in Valais. We found it on the top of the 1 271,9 m! A huge Jesus monument! We did not know that something like this exists in Switzerland!
We were driving through Lens to Crans Montana. And we decided to stop in Lens and walk a little bit around, to have a vision of this village. So, we found an old Church, some beautiful old houses and then spontaneously we started to follow one of the yellow signs for hikers. It took us away from the village and we decided to stay on this way longer. We had time, the weather was beautiful…
What was interesting, we were not alone. People of all ages and many nationalities were going up and down. Then we saw a beautiful place for a picnic and St.Maria altar. A few minutes later we both stopped with opened mouth. In front of us was like 30 meters high monument of Jesus Christ. We both smiled and told to each other that we found a Rio De Janeiro in Valais.
Statue of Jesus Christ in Lenk was built in 1935 on the top of Colline du Châtelard mountain. The statue is 15 m high and same high is the platform. On the statue is a big metal table with the text on it: “„Le Valais au Christ-Roi“ what means “The Valais was consecrated to the King Christ”. Near platform is a little chapel where God believers can pray.
Great place for religious people and all Swiss explorers!