Hiking tours in the mountain village Goms

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Tour of the village Niederwald

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  • Monument of Caesar Ritz in Niederwald
    / Monument of Caesar Ritz in Niederwald
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  • / Mountain village Niederwald in winter dress
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  • / Village fountain with monument Caesar Ritz
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  • / Cäsar Ritz (1850-1918)
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain village Niederwald
    Photo: ©christianpfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Authentic mountain village Niederwald
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At four stations you will get to know the most important buildings of Niederwald and you can learn about the extraordinary personalities of the village.
easy
Distance 0.5 km
0:30 h
26 m
26 m
As a supplement to the Caesar Ritz exhibition in the Ritz station of the Niederwald railroad station, a new village tour leads through the historic center of Niederwald. At four stations you will get to know the most important buildings of Niederwald and you can learn about the extraordinary personalities of the village. The media guide, which is available free of charge in the bistro of STATION RITZ, complements the information on the boards of the Niederwald village tour.

Author’s recommendation

The Gommer Pass of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway entitles the holder to free travel during the validity period on the route between Oberwald and Fiesch Feriendorf in 2nd class.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,268 m
Lowest point
1,243 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Station Ritz

Safety information

The use of the nature 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

Time table www.sbb.ch

Telephone number of rescue service: 144

Avalanche bulletin and snow situation at www.slf.ch

Start

Station Ritz, Niederwald (1,243 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'657'764E 1'142'958N
DD
46.435482, 8.190225
DMS
46°26'07.7"N 8°11'24.8"E
UTM
32T 437791 5142753
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Destination

Station Ritz, Niederwald

Turn-by-turn directions

Station Ritz - village square - Castle, Gon-House & School- and Community Center - Birthplace of Caesar Ritz - Church & Cemetery - Station Ritz

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Niederwald in 53 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 24 km to Niederwald.

The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch.

Parking

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'657'764E 1'142'958N
DD
46.435482, 8.190225
DMS
46°26'07.7"N 8°11'24.8"E
UTM
32T 437791 5142753
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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 and winter map of Obergoms
  • Holiday companion

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000

National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1270 Binntal

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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  • On the footsteps of life of Ceasar Ritz
  • 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
0.5 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
26 m
Descent
26 m
Public-transport-friendly Loop Family friendly Cultural/historical value Suitable for strollers

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