On the footsteps of life of Ceasar Ritz
Following the river Merezebach, the path first leads uphill towards Chäller, where the cattle are summered on lush alpine pastures. Over a steep eastern flank the trail continues to Schlossmatte, which was once formed by the mighty Rhone Glacier and stretches like a mountain terrace high above the valley floor. The lush alpine meadows become increasingly sparse and stony up to the summit. The last meters to the Brudelhorn run over a rocky ridge. The 360° alpine panorama is unique, it was worth the effort!
The descent is over the Distelsee, where the heavenly blue is reflected peacefully. The Lengtal, which we pass through on the way to Ladstafel, also has lush alpine meadows to offer. The alpine cheese, which can be purchased at the Ladstafel alpine dairy, tastes delicious!
Safety informationThe use of the hiking trails 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, even when the sky is overcast.
Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions and weather conditions. The summer report provides you with valuable information from the region.
Tips, hints and links
Getting thereFrom Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 34.5 km to Geschinen.
The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka.
ParkingPublic parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station Geschinen. Follow the local parking guidance system.
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- Good footwear and walking sticks
- Sun and rain protection and warm clothing
- Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation
- Provisions for your day in the great outdoors
- Pocket pharmacy and mobile phone for emergencies