Natural paradise at 1759 m.a.s.l.

History in every building

Gletsch was one of the birthplaces of tourism in the Alps. The village was reached on foot, by mule, by carriage and later by train and car. In 1830, the first inn was built here. It was followed 150 years ago by the large hotels Glacier du Rhône and Belvédère on the pass roads. Hardly any other place in the Goms offers so much to see in such a small area.

Infopoint Gletsch

The Infopoint Gletsch informs you about sights in the neighboring tourist regions and offers information about the village of Gletsch as well as about the steam railroad Furka-Bergstrecke AG during the summer season.

In 2022, the Infopoint Gletsch will be closed for renovation and remodeling. IG Gletsch is looking forward to welcoming you in the newly renovated Infopoint in summer 2023.


Nature trail Gletsch

Gletsch is unique in many respects. The retreat of the Rhone glacier in the last 250 years has created a unique nature reserve for rare plants and animals in the valley brine. No other glacier foreland in the Alps can be reached as easily as it is can be here. On the marked circular trail you will experience the diversity of the glacier foreland in six stations within half an hour. Pioneer plants, moraine walls of different epochs, fauna, wetlands and shallow meadows are waiting to be discovered by you.


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