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Gommer Höhenweg: Oberwald - Münster

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  • Gommer Höhenweg
    / Gommer Höhenweg
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Gemütliche Wanderetappen
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Beschilderung des Gommer Höhenweges
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Orientation on the hiking tour
    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
  • / Mountain village Oberwald
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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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. 
moderate
Distance 11.9 km
4:00 h
549 m
545 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 www.obergoms.ch

 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Nessel, 1,732 m
Lowest point
Münster, train station, 1,359 m
Best time of year
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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

Start

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

Münster, Station

Turn-by-turn directions

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

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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 www.sbb.ch.

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.

Parking

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'669'365E 1'153'680N
DD
46.530826, 8.342766
DMS
46°31'51.0"N 8°20'34.0"E
UTM
32T 449597 5153238
w3w 
///overhaul.amazed.adults
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

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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.9 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
549 m
Descent
545 m
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