Hiking tours in the mountain village Goms

Nature Trail recommended route

On the footsteps of life of Ceasar Ritz

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  • Village square Niederwald with statue Caesar Ritz
    / Village square Niederwald with statue Caesar Ritz
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  • / Cäsar Ritz (1850-1918)
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  • / Life and visions of Caesar Ritz
    Photo: ©christianpfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Exploring the Caesar Ritz theme trail
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    Photo: ©christianpfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Dario Imwinkelried, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Dario Imwinkelried, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Dario Imwinkelried, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Dario Imwinkelried, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Dario Imwinkelried, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Dario Imwinkelried, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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The "Lebensweg Cäsar Ritz" presents milestones of his life and brings visitors closer to the ideas and visions of the Gommer hotel pioneer. The stations in Ritz's life are presented on six signposts, at locations whose special features symbolise the respective stage of Ritz's life.
easy
Distance 5.5 km
2:00 h
233 m
233 m
The "Caesar Ritz" is a bilingual, self-explanatory and chronologically structured theme trail. In about five kilometres, the hiker will learn a lot of interesting and interesting facts about the life and work of the world-famous Goms hotel genius Caesar Ritz. The route chosen for the trail was adapted to the life of Caesar Ritz; a bumpy, stony beginning, which levels itself and finally leads into wide paths. On the six signs you will learn more about the world-famous "Ritz philosophy": principles which attach great importance to comprehensive hospitality, gastronomy, boundless luxury and ingenious architecture and thus bring the hotel to life as a work of art in a place where kings stay. The road signs were placed at locations whose special features symbolise the respective "Ritz" period of life.

Author’s recommendation

If one observes the course of the path very carefully, one realizes that it corresponds exactly to the life of Caesar Ritz.
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,350 m
Lowest point
1,213 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Drei Tannen restaurant.
Hotel Restaurant Castle
Olympia Sport / Gade Bar
Taverne zum Guten Freund
Station Ritz

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 sports report provides you with valuable information from the region.

Tips and hints

Start

Niederwald, Bahnhof (1,243 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'657'843E 1'142'945N
DD
46.435358, 8.191252
DMS
46°26'07.3"N 8°11'28.5"E
UTM
32T 437869 5142738
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Destination

Niederwald, Bahnhof

Turn-by-turn directions

The Caesar Ritz path starts at Niederwald railway station, then you walk around the village of Niederwald. Now follow the path on the sunny side of the valley to Blitzingen. From Blitzingen we go to the lower lying Bodmen. From Bodmen you now walk on the shady side through the forest back to Niderwald.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Niederwald station. 53 minutes by MGB train from Brig. Reachable by MGB train from Göschenen in 1 hour and 29 minutes. Trains run every hour. 

Getting there

By car to Blitzingen.

Parking

There is a public car park at the train station of Niederwald.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'657'843E 1'142'945N
DD
46.435358, 8.191252
DMS
46°26'07.3"N 8°11'28.5"E
UTM
32T 437869 5142738
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Landeskarte 1:25'000: Blatt 1270 Binntal

Equipment

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

Similar routes nearby

  • Tour of the village Niederwald
  • Natural Kneipp path in Blitzingen
  • Cultural history trail Grafschaft
  • Theme trail of the protection forest
  • Adventure path in Reckingen-Gluringen
  • Cultural trail in Münster
  • Cultural trail in Geschinen
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
233 m
Descent
233 m
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