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Gommer Höhenweg: Oberwald - Münster

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  • Wandern entlang des Gommer Höhenwegs
    / Wandern entlang des Gommer Höhenwegs
    Photo: Daniel Loosli, CC BY-ND, Schweiz Tourismus
  • / Gommer Höhenweg
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Aussicht vom Gommer Höhenweg
    Photo: Daniel Loosli, CC BY-ND, Schweiz Tourismus
  • / Gemütliche Wanderetappen
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Good hiking preparation is worth it!
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Stimmungsvolle Bergwelt
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Wandern durch den geschützten Wald
    Photo: Daniel Loosli, CC BY-SA, Schweiz Tourismus
  • / Wandern in den schützenden Wald
    Photo: Daniel Loosli, CC BY-SA, Schweiz Tourismus
  • / Wandern entlang eines Stadels
    Photo: Daniel Loosli, CC BY-ND, Schweiz Tourismus
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A high-level trail of the extra class. On the sunny side of the young Rhone valley you will discover the mountain valley Goms on well-prepared forest and meadow paths. 
Distance 11.9 km
4:00 h
549 m
545 m
1,732 m
1,359 m
As a comfortable one day hike of Gommer highroute the section from Oberwald to Münster can be chosen.

Flowers that one only can see in books line the pathway. Down in the valley villages sunburnt houses and dreamy hamlets are located.  The trail runs along the sunny side of the mountain valley.

Author’s recommendation

At the Gadestatt über Obergesteln you can order cholera cooked on wood fire by appointment.

Further information under


Highest point
Nessel, 1,732 m
Lowest point
Münster, train station, 1,359 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Hotel Restaurant Landhaus

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 and hints


Oberwald, station (1,366 m)
2'669'365E 1'153'680N
46.530826, 8.342766
46°31'51.0"N 8°20'34.0"E
32T 449597 5153238


Münster, Station

Turn-by-turn directions

Oberwald, station - Oberwald, Dorf - Jostbach - Abzweigung Grimselweg - Gadestatt - Nessel - Bine - Löuwene -  Münstigerbach - Münster, station


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Oberwald in 1h 23 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

Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 40 km to Oberwald.

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 Oberwald. Follow the local parking guidance system.


2'669'365E 1'153'680N
46.530826, 8.342766
46°31'51.0"N 8°20'34.0"E
32T 449597 5153238
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

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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11.9 km
4:00 h
549 m
545 m
Highest point
1,732 m
Lowest point
1,359 m
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