On the footsteps of life of Ceasar Ritz
The first meters of altitude are gained in the protective mountain forest on the steadily ascending forest road. Above the timberline, the heart of nature lovers opens up to species-rich alpine flora and the wide view of the unique alpine chain. The hospitality of the Galmihornhütte invites you to a refreshing stop, but the highest point of the hike is only reached at the woodern cross of "Treichbode".
Then the descent into the wildly romantic Bächital begins, in the distance the peaks that give the hut its name (Vorderes and Hinteres Galmihorn). The hiking trail to the "Chäller" and on to the "Guferschmatte" crosses the narrow alpine road from time to time. From here it is a leisurely walk along the forest road to "Jungholz". The last section of the trail to the picturesque mountain village of Reckingen leads across an idyllic pasture.
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
Summer report at www.obergoms.ch/summer-report
Time table www.sbb.ch
Telephone number of rescue service: 144
Getting thereFrom Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 33 km to Münster. 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 or in the village of Münster. 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