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Winter Hiking recommended route

Circular trail Münster airfield

Winter Hiking · Goms
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  • Well signposted winter hiking trails
    / Well signposted winter hiking trails
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Winter hiking along picturesque mountain villages
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Village square in the mountain village of Münster
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Fun during winter hiking
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain village Münster from above
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Winter hiking in the Goms valley
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain Village Münster with Snowman Johann the Second
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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This easy circular track leads across the large, sunny plain of former airfield Münster. On this road you can enjoy a beautiful view on Gommer mountain landscape.
easy
Distance 2.8 km
1:00 h
39 m
39 m
This easy circular track leads across the large, sunny plain of former airfield Münster. On this road you can enjoy a beautiful view on Gommer mountain landscape and lovely mountain village Münster.

See also
Obergoms Tourismus AG
Furkastrasse 53
3985 Münster
Tel.: +41 27 974 68 68
E-Mail: tourismus@obergoms.ch
Internet: www.obergoms.ch

Wintersportbericht: http://www.obergoms.ch/wispo/index.php

Author’s recommendation

The Gommer Pass of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway entitles the holder to free travel during the validity period on the route between Oberwald and Fiesch Feriendorf in 2nd class.
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Author
Dario Imwinkelried
Update: November 10, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1,359 m
Lowest point
1,321 m
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Safety information

The use of the winter hiking trails to the Grimsel pass is at your own risk. Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information on this website.

Take a map with you or download the complete description of the route with a large-scale map. Use only signposted paths and observe all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect for wildlife. Be considerate of other users. Take your rubbish and that of others with you.

Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Adequate clothing and provisions (food and drink) are very important. If the weather is unstable, it is better to turn around early. Carry additional sun protection with you. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, especially in winter, even when the sky is overcast.

Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions (avalanche danger, cross-country ski runs, winter hiking trails, snow trails and road conditions) and weather conditions. The winter sports report provides you with valuable information from the region.

Tips and hints

  • Winter sports report at https://www.obergoms.ch/winter-report
  • Time table www.sbb.ch
  • Telephone number of rescue service: 144
  • Avalanche bulletin and snow situation at www.slf.ch

Start

Münster, station (1,359 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'663'568E 1'148'579N
DD
46.485514, 8.266516
DMS
46°29'07.9"N 8°15'59.5"E
UTM
32T 443703 5148255
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Destination

Münster, Station

Turn-by-turn directions

Münster - Matte - Airfield Münster - Matte - Münster

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Münster in 1h 09 min. The Goms valley is also easily accessible from the Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt and the Furka base tunnel. The timetables for all trains can be found at www.sbb.ch.

Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) to Münster. The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka. The Alpine passes Furka, Grimsel and Nufenen are closed in winter.

The timetables for the car transport Furka can be found at https://www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch

Parking

Parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Münster. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'663'568E 1'148'579N
DD
46.485514, 8.266516
DMS
46°29'07.9"N 8°15'59.5"E
UTM
32T 443703 5148255
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

You will find the following brochures in the tourist information offices, at the sales points of the Loipe Goms as well as in most hotels and restaurants in Obergoms:
  • Winter map of Obergoms with cross country trail plan
  • Holiday companion

Author’s map recommendations

National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen 

Equipment

We recommend good snowshoes:

 

  • Good footwear and sturdy poles
  • Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation
  • Weatherproof (waterproof and windproof) warm clothing and headgear
  • Sunglasses
  • Good sun protection, even in cloudy weather. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, especially in winter.
  • Provisions for your day in the great outdoors

Similar routes nearby

  • Mattenweg (Münster - Reckingen)
  • Circular trail Stalen chapel
  • Löwwigadmen circular trail (Reckingen)
  • Circuit trail Ritzinger Feldkapelle
  • Circuit trail Zeit - Bodmen
  • Circular track Chastebiel
  • Hangweg (Oberwald - Biel)
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.8 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
39 m
Descent
39 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available

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