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Oberwald
Furka-Höhenweg
Furka-Höhenweg
Stage 1, Oberwald–Furkapass
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ViaSbrinz
ViaSbrinz
Stage 4, Guttannen–Obergesteln
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Vier-Quellen-Weg
Vier-Quellen-Weg
Stage 5, Obergesteln–Furkapass, Belvédère
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Gommer Höhenweg
Gommer Höhenweg
Route 184, Oberwald–Münster
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Oberwald
Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 2, Oberwald–Brig
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 1, Oberwald (Gletsch)–Meiringen
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 1, Andermatt–Oberwald
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Oberwald
Gämschfax Bike
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Obergoms
Oberwald

Oberwald

Oberwald is the highest village in the Goms holiday region and thus upper starting point of the upper Goms cross-country ski network. Start of the Furka base railway tunnel. Nearby Gletsch is the starting point for ascents over the Furka and Grimsel Passes.
The western portal of the Furka base railway tunnel is close to this Valais village of picturesque houses and streets. The opening of the base tunnel in 1982 saw winter rail access – with car transport - between the Cantons of Uri (Realp) and Valais become a reality. The pass road which is open in summer only remains the more attractive option, whether by mountain bike, motor bike, car or scheduled postbus.

The Goms Valley is wide and open. The favourable nature of its situation comes to light in winter, when the sun is low on the horizon and many valleys do not see a single ray of sunlight for a period of several months. This means that the Goms, although at a relatively low altitude of 1370 metres, has snow virtually guaranteed in winter.

Oberwald is well known as the starting point of the Goms cross-country ski run, a network of 100km runs between Oberwald and Niederwald. Snowshoe trekkers and ski-touring enthusiasts can choose from routes in varying degrees of difficulty around Oberwald, such as the Sidelhorn, Blashorn, Tällistock, Gross Muttenhorn etc. Sledging fans and winter hikers also find the facilities to enjoy their pastime.

The tiny village of Gletsch at an altitude of 1759 metres also belongs to the municipality of Oberwald. Gletsch lies at the foot of the Furka and Grimsel pass roads and has a nature theme path that leads in a mere half hour’s walk to the glacial forefield. The Furka Glacier has receded dramatically in recent years. Gletsch’s landmark and raison d’être is the «Grand Hotel Glacier du Rhône», built at the beginning of the 19th century and still exuding the essence of the heyday of Alpine pass travel, and the small station of the Furka steam railway.

Highlights

  • Goms cross-country skiing – the entire upper Goms is criss-crossed by a 100km long network of prepared runs. The parallel-running railway line allows access to the trails at every station along the way.
  • Furkagletscher (Furka glacier) - a sentinel to climate change, this glacier still protruded well into the valley at Gletsch in the middle of the 19th century.
  • Furka cogwheel steam railway – the steam engine pants and puffs up the historic line from Oberwald through the magnificent high-Alpine landscape to the village of Realp in Canton Uri.
Oberwald is the highest village in the Goms holiday region and thus upper starting point of the upper Goms cross-country ski network. Start of the Furka base railway tunnel. Nearby Gletsch is the starting point for ascents over the Furka and Grimsel Passes.
The western portal of the Furka base railway tunnel is close to this Valais village of picturesque houses and streets. The opening of the base tunnel in 1982 saw winter rail access – with car transport - between the Cantons of Uri (Realp) and Valais become a reality. The pass road which is open in summer only remains the more attractive option, whether by mountain bike, motor bike, car or scheduled postbus.

The Goms Valley is wide and open. The favourable nature of its situation comes to light in winter, when the sun is low on the horizon and many valleys do not see a single ray of sunlight for a period of several months. This means that the Goms, although at a relatively low altitude of 1370 metres, has snow virtually guaranteed in winter.

Oberwald is well known as the starting point of the Goms cross-country ski run, a network of 100km runs between Oberwald and Niederwald. Snowshoe trekkers and ski-touring enthusiasts can choose from routes in varying degrees of difficulty around Oberwald, such as the Sidelhorn, Blashorn, Tällistock, Gross Muttenhorn etc. Sledging fans and winter hikers also find the facilities to enjoy their pastime.

The tiny village of Gletsch at an altitude of 1759 metres also belongs to the municipality of Oberwald. Gletsch lies at the foot of the Furka and Grimsel pass roads and has a nature theme path that leads in a mere half hour’s walk to the glacial forefield. The Furka Glacier has receded dramatically in recent years. Gletsch’s landmark and raison d’être is the «Grand Hotel Glacier du Rhône», built at the beginning of the 19th century and still exuding the essence of the heyday of Alpine pass travel, and the small station of the Furka steam railway.

Highlights

  • Goms cross-country skiing – the entire upper Goms is criss-crossed by a 100km long network of prepared runs. The parallel-running railway line allows access to the trails at every station along the way.
  • Furkagletscher (Furka glacier) - a sentinel to climate change, this glacier still protruded well into the valley at Gletsch in the middle of the 19th century.
  • Furka cogwheel steam railway – the steam engine pants and puffs up the historic line from Oberwald through the magnificent high-Alpine landscape to the village of Realp in Canton Uri.

Arrival and return Oberwald

Adresse

Gästecenter Obergoms
Im Kehr
3985 Münster
Tel. +41 (0)27 974 68 68
tourismus@obergoms.ch
www.obergoms.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Astoria
Hotel Astoria
Ulrichen
Hotel Furka
Hotel Furka
Oberwald
Hotel Nufenen
Hotel Nufenen
Ulrichen
Sport u.- Holiday-Camp
Sport u.- Holiday-Camp
Oberwald
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Places of interest

Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
Obergesteln–Griespass
Obergesteln–Griespass
Rhone Glacier and Ice Grotto
Rhone Glacier and Ice Grotto
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Hiking in

Oberwald
Furka-Höhenweg
Furka-Höhenweg
Stage 1, Oberwald–Furkapass
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ViaSbrinz
ViaSbrinz
Stage 4, Guttannen–Obergesteln
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Vier-Quellen-Weg
Vier-Quellen-Weg
Stage 5, Obergesteln–Furkapass, Belvédère
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Gommer Höhenweg
Gommer Höhenweg
Route 184, Oberwald–Münster
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Cycling in

Oberwald
Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 2, Oberwald–Brig
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 1, Oberwald (Gletsch)–Meiringen
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 1, Andermatt–Oberwald
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Mountain biking in

Oberwald
Gämschfax Bike
Grimsel Bike