Blitzingen has remained a hamlet-like settlement, which was typical of Goms in earlier times. Until 1848 the hamlets of Bodmen, Ammern, Gadmen and Wiler were separate communities. In recent times these hamlets have undergone very little substantive change and make an extremely closed impression. Well preserved houses and outbuildings from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries give some idea of what life must have been like in those days. The altar of the parish church, completed in 1715 by Johann Ritz, and three picture-perfect chapels are evidence of the blossoming of baroque church building. The old village centre of Blitzingen was burnt to the ground in 1932.
Health-conscious visitors to Blitzingen will find Switzerland's longest natural Kneipp trail. You can also observe the local wildlife at first hand under the guidance of a local hunter or gamekeeper. The museums in the hamlets of Bodmen and Ammern give an insight into the culture and tradition of the region.
Ready! Get set! Go! Once a year fans of cross-country skiing from all over the world meet in Blitzingen for the now traditional International Goms Race.
Tourist Info Blitzingen
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