Erschmatt’s new information boards
three languages | digital | interactive

There have been two new public information boards in Erschmatt since the end of January 2022. They form part of the village’s communications effort planned by the community council, which is now being implemented on an ongoing basis. The idea is to offer visitors, at various locations, information about what’s worth seeing and worth knowing. The panels are built according to a standard design by Gabriel Giger and installed by the commune’s labour unit. The concept provides for similar signs at all central locations in Leuk-Stadt, Susten and Erschmatt. Succeeding two existing information boards in Leuk-Stadt on the main and the town hall square, Erschmatt now has two of its own.

Situated at a central point between the Roggen (Rye) Center and the public vehicle park, one board provides information about the communes and its citizens. The other board contains a map depicting 13 important or interesting places in the village.

Local map digitally displayed and in three languages

A QR code provides access to a digital, interactive map of the region. If you click on one of the 13 selected sites, a window opens on your Internet device with a photo and a short description of the object in question. If you want to visit the site, you will be guided to the location via Googlemap. The map and the short descriptions are available in three languages: German, French and English.

The interactive trilingual local map is the result of a straightforward cooperation between the municipality and Leuk Tourismus (the tourism department).

In addition, several people have contributed to the success of the project through their voluntary work: Edmund Steiner wrote the original texts in German, they were translated into French by André Locher and into English by Peter Hulm. Finally, Wendelin Steiner was responsible for the digital implementation and design.

The municipal council and Leuk Tourismus will evaluate experiences from this project in order to perhaps expand this information tool to other locations in the same way.

The team behind the digital site map. Edmund Steiner, Peter Hulm, André Locher, and Wendelin Steiner