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Hiking Trail

Galmihornhütte Hiking Tour

Hiking Trail · Obergoms
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  • Galmihornhütte - «Rundum hibsch»
    / Galmihornhütte - «Rundum hibsch»
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain village Münster
    Photo: Oli Ritz, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Münster: Pfarrkirche Himmelfahrt Mariens mit seinen Altären
    Photo: Thomas Andenmatten
  • / Orientation on the hiking tour
    Photo: ©christianpfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Blick von der Galmihornhütte ins Tal
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Weitsicht vom Treichbode
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain village Reckingen
    Photo: ©perretfoto.ch, Obergoms Tourismus AG
m 2500 2000 1500 1000 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Galmihornhütte Reckingen Münster

A must for all hikers who like to enjoy a unique panorama with far-reaching views on their mountain tour with stop off in a cosy mountain hut.
14.2 km
5:20 h
1037 m
1080 m
The Galmihorn Hut is inevitably on the path of the wonderful mountain tour that is on the programme today.

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.

Author’s recommendation

Treat yourself to a hearty stop in the Buvette Guferschmatte.
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Obergoms Tourismus AG
Updated: June 25, 2020

Highest point
Unnere Treichbode, 2400 m
Lowest point
Reckingen, train station, 1316 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Buvette z'Guferschmatte

Safety information

The 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


Münster, train station (1359 m)
46.485494, 8.266402
32T 443694 5148252


Reckingen, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Münster, train station - Halte - Gifi - Bawald - Judestafel - Salzgäbi - Galmihornhütte - Unnere Treichbode - Treichbode Kreuz - Bächigalen - Chäller - Guferschmatte - Brand - Tschugge - Jungholz - Stöibi - Reckingen, train station


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 and busses can be found at www.sbb.ch.

Getting there

From 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.


Public parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Münster. Follow the local parking guidance system.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

You will find the following brochures in the tourist information offices and in most hotels and restaurants in Obergoms:
  • Summer map of Obergoms with hiking paths and bike trails
  • Holiday companion

Author’s map recommendations

  • Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000
  • National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen


We recommend:
  • 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

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  • Auf zum Brudelhorn
  • Lake Trützi
  • Reckingen - Grathorn - Reckingen
  • Aussichtstour auf's Stockji
  • Tour Blinnenhorn
  • Gommer Waldweg Reckingen - Niederwald
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14.2 km
1037 m
1080 m
Public transport friendly Round trip Scenic Loop Refreshment stops available


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