Hiking tours in the mountain village Goms

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Cultural trail in Münster

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  • Gothic High Altar of the church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
    / Gothic High Altar of the church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
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  • / Mountain village Münster from above
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  • / Family holidays in the mountain village of Münster
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  • / Cultural trails in the Goms valley
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  • / Mountain village Münster in the golden light of autumn
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  • / Autumn view on the mountain village Münster
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  • / Mountain village Münster in autumn
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  • / Mountain village Münster
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The culture trail in Münster provides a wealth of fascinating information about the past, the architecture and the stories of the mountain village of Münster. A free brochure guides you through the tour.
easy
Distance 0.5 km
1:00 h
1 m
11 m
The village of Münster is mentioned for the first time around 1221 under the name Musterium. The later common name Monasterium refers to a monastery. In addition, the village was also called "Comes" or "Conches", both of which mean valley hollow. Münster lies on the western flank of a large debris fan and at the same time at the exit of the Münstiger valley.

There is a red information pillar in front of the office of Obergoms Tourismus AG in Münster. It serves as the starting point for the culture trail. Free brochures for the autodidactic village tour are available in a compartment. They contain historical background information and information about the buildings and structures on the tour.

The Münster + Geschinen cultural trails were initiated by the association Kulturlandschaft 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

We recommend a short detour to the parish church Münster.
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Updated: January 21, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1,382 m
Lowest point
1,366 m
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Rest Stop

Erholungs- und Freizeitanlage Münster (EFAM)
Hotel Restaurant Landhaus
Gommermärt
Hotel Restaurant Croix d'Or & Poste

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 and hints

Start

Münster, Obergoms Tourismus, Tourist Information (1,374 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'663'199E 1'148'702N
DD
46.486656, 8.261724
DMS
46°29'12.0"N 8°15'42.2"E
UTM
32T 443336 5148385
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Destination

Münster, Nepomuk stable

Turn-by-turn directions

There is a red information pillar at the office of Obergoms Tourismus AG. It serves as the starting point for the culture trail.

Schützenhaus (1.1) - Speicher (1.2) - Heidenhaus (1.3) - Römerhaus (1.4) - St. Margarethen Chapel (1.5) - Wohnhaus und Metzgerei (1.6) - Stadel (1.7) - Umbauer Heustall (1.9) - Backhaus (2.1) - Wohnhaus Domherr Guntern (2.2) - Stall (2.3)

Note


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.

The Alpine passes Furka, Grimsel and Nufenen are closed in winter.

Parking

Public parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Münster. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'663'199E 1'148'702N
DD
46.486656, 8.261724
DMS
46°29'12.0"N 8°15'42.2"E
UTM
32T 443336 5148385
w3w 
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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

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  • Cultural trail in Geschinen
  • 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
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Distance
0.5 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
1 m
Descent
11 m
Public-transport-friendly Loop Family friendly Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value Suitable for strollers

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