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.
Tour of the village Niederwald
- 0,52 km
- 30 minutes
- 26 m
- 1268 m
- 1243 m
- start: Station Ritz, Niederwald
- destination: Station Ritz, Niederwald
- Street (56%)
- Hiking Trail (44%)
Good to know
Station Ritz - village square - Castle, Gon-House & School- and Community Center - Birthplace of Caesar Ritz - Church & Cemetery - Station Ritz
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.
- Waterproof footwear and walking sticks
- Hat and warm protective outdoor clothing
- Sun protection
- Detailed map or information material
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.
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.
Public parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station of Niederwald. Follow the local parking guidance system.
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.
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
Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000
National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1270 Binntal
Station Ritz, Niederwald
Station Ritz, Niederwald
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