Cultural trail in Geschinen

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Cultural trail in Geschinen

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  • Baschi monument in the mountain village of Geschinen
    / Baschi monument in the mountain village of Geschinen
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  • / Valais barn in the snowy mountain village of Geschinen
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  • / Cultural trails in the Goms valley
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  • / Discovering the mountain village of Geschinen with the Baschi monument
    Photo: ©christianpfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain village Geschinen
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  • / Snow-covered mountain village of Geschinen
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  • / Sunset in the mountain village of Geschinen
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  • / Bergdorf Geschinen (Winter)
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  • / St Sebastian's Church with Baschi Monument in Geschinen
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  • / Geschinersee
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m 1450 1400 1350 600 500 400 300 200 100 m Restaurant Mühle Geschinen Elmars Gadä / Café Grillrestaurant Baschi Geschinersee Geschinen
The culture trail in Geschinen provides a wealth of fascinating information about the past, the architecture and the stories of the mountain village of Geschinen. A free brochure guides you through the tour.
easy
0.6 km
1:00 h
7 m
7 m
The name Geschinen, derived from the Latin word "cascina" (cheese dairy), indicates the first settlement in the area. The village was first mentioned in a document in 1386. The enclosed village lies in the spandrel of the valley slope and the large Münstiger debris cone.

A red information pillar stands on the village square near the Baschi monument. It serves as the starting point for the Geschinen culture trail. Free brochures for the autodidactic guided tour of the village are available in a compartment. They contain historical background and information on the corresponding buildings and structures on the tour.

The Münster + Geschinen cultural trails were initiated by the association Kulturweg Münster-Geschinen. Since its founding in 2006, it has been promoting the rich cultural heritage of the Upper Pomeranian villages of Münster and Geschinen. The association relies on numerous locals as well as many guests of our region. More than 100 members support the activities of the association.

Author’s recommendation

Take the time to visit the idyllic Geschinersee. The popular recreation area around the lake was artificially created after 1999 for the construction of an avalanche diversion dam.
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Updated: January 21, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Geschinen, Uf em Biel, 1,367 m
Lowest point
Geschinen, village, 1,350 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Mühle
Grillrestaurant Baschi
Elmars Gadä Bike and Snow

Safety information

The use of the theme 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.

Local conditions may entail changes to routes.Take a map with you or download the complete description of the route with a large-scale map.

Carry additional sun protection with you. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, especially in winter, even when the sky is overcast.

Tips, hints and links

Summer report at www.obergoms.ch/summer-report

Time table www.sbb.ch

Telephone number of rescue service: 144

Start

Geschinen, Village square, red information board (1,350 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.495471, 8.280025
DMS
46°29'43.7"N 8°16'48.1"E
UTM
32T 444750 5149351
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Destination

Geschinen, village

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point Geschinen, village sqaure - Weger Hüs (9.1) - Dorfplatz, Schüelhüs (9.2) - Speicher "Spycher" (9.3) - Senneriiplatz (9.4) - Umgebaute Heuställe (9.5) - Stadelgruppe "Um em Biel" (9.6) - Ds Wiis Hüs (9.7) - Kreuzstadel (9.8) - Sebastianskapelle (9.9) - Renaissancehaus (9.10) - Renaissancehaus (9.11)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Geschinen in 1h 11 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 34 km to Geschinen. 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.

Parking

Public parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the village of Geschinen. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

DD
46.495471, 8.280025
DMS
46°29'43.7"N 8°16'48.1"E
UTM
32T 444750 5149351
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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 and in most hotels and restaurants in Obergoms:
  • Summer map of Obergoms with hiking paths and bike trails
  • Holiday companion
  • Brochure Kulturweg Geschinen-Münster (D/F)

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000

National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen

Equipment

We recommend:
  • Waterproof footwear and walking sticks
  • Hat and warm protective outdoor clothing
  • Sun protection
  • Detailed map or information material

Similar routes nearby

  • Cultural trail in Münster
  • Adventure path in Reckingen-Gluringen
  • Theme trail of the protection forest
  • Cultural history trail Grafschaft
  • Natural Kneipp path in Blitzingen
  • On the footsteps of life of Ceasar Ritz
  • Tour of the village Niederwald
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
0.6 km
Duration
1:00h
Ascent
7 m
Descent
7 m
Public transport friendly Loop Cultural/historical value Refreshment stops available

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