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Opened in summer 2015, the “Goms Bridge” is 280 metres long. But there’s much more to this hike than just the tingling sensation you feel as you cross the suspension bridge. It also gives you an insight into Switzerland’s cultural history.

Description

The new suspension bridge high above the Rhône provides direct access from Fürgangen to the village of Mühlebach. The Furkabahn stops at Fürgangen, and there are a number of parking spaces. The hike begins by crossing the young Rhône at an altitude of 92 metres.

A circular trail leads over Mosshubel hill, past the wooden water conduits, to a historic gallows. In 1447, the high court for the entire tithing of Goms was assigned to Ernen. Not all thieves were immediately condemned to death in Ernen: most of them escaped with prison sentences or fines, while othere were put in the stocks and branded on the shoulder.

After visiting the village centre with its church and Tell House, the hiking trail leads off to the right from the road, along the slopes to the pretty village of Mühlebach, which is home to Switzerland’s oldest wooden village centre complex. What are probably the oldest Tell frescoes (dating from 1578) can be seen in the square of this award-winning village.

The suspension bridge brings you back to the starting point of the hike. 

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Fürgangen
Destination
Fürgangen
Start Point
Fürgangen-Bellwald Talstation railway station
Target Point
Fürgangen-Bellwald Talstation railway station
Direction
Round trip
Altitude (meter above sea level)
1249 m
Ascent
313 m
Descent
313 m
Distance
5 km
Duration
2 h
Technical requirements
Easy
Physical requirements
Medium
Season
March - October
Theme
Over a suspension bridge

Map

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Contact

Bellwald Tourismus
Bellwalderstr. 446
3997 Bellwald
Switzerland

Phone  +41 (0)27 971 16 84
Fax +41 (0)27 971 41 54
info@bellwald.ch
bellwald.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

Distance

5 km

Duration

2 h

Ascent

313 m

Travel information: Fiesch

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