Goms

Bellwald

The village of Bellwald and the hamlets of Ried, Egga, Bodmen and Fürgangen form a typical hillside municipality high above the Goms region and the Fieschertal valley. In the 8th and 9th centuries, Alemanni immigrants arrived and settled in isolated dwellings that gradually developed into small hamlets and villages as the clan expanded. Until the end of the Second World War, the population lived almost exclusively from mountain agriculture, including cattle breeding and crop farming.

Binn

The Binntal is a southern side valley of the Rhone Valley in the district of Goms. It is known as a mineral and hiking paradise and has been a nature reserve since 1964. Several hamlets in Binn are classified as sites of national importance. Binn’s capital is home to the Bogenbrücke arch bridge, which was built in 1564 and is situated next to the Chapel of St. Anthony. The parish church of St. Michael is located in the hamlet of Wilere, and was built in 1560.

Ernen

The municipality consists of the localities of Ausserbinn, Ernen, Mühlebach, Niederernen and Steinhaus and offers good housing and a high quality of life. Ernen is a wonderful place to live: it combines a natural and well-preserved landscape with modern infrastructure and a wide range of tourist activities that can also be used by locals.

Fiesch

The municipality of Fiesch is the gateway to the Goms region and lies on the banks of the Weisswasser river, whose source is the Fiesch glacier. Tourism development in Fiesch began in the 19th century, thanks to its panoramic views of the Eggishorn, Märjelensee lake and the nearby Jungfrau region. As the touristic centre of the surrounding valleys, Fiesch has been a strong draw for sports enthusiasts and mountain lovers ever since.

Fieschertal

Fieschertal is a pretty community with lots of charm, distributed across seven hamlets and situated in a romantic valley a few minutes’ drive from Fiesch. It is surrounded by the Finsteraarhorn and Jungfrau massifs.

Goms

The municipality of Goms was created on 1 January 2017 from the merger of five municipalities. Around 1,240 inhabitants (as of 31 January 2019) live in the 13 villages of Niederwald, Ammern, Bodme, Gadme, Wiler, Blitzingen, Selkingen, Biel, Ritzingen, Gluringen, Reckingen, Münster and Geschinen. Each village has its own individual charm, its own history and interesting personality.

Lax

The municipality of Lax connects the Aletsch region to the high valley of Goms. With its 320 inhabitants, Lax is relatively quiet. It’s the perfect place to live if you’re looking for somewhere sunny and close to nature.

Obergoms

The municipality of Obergoms was formed in January 2009 from the merger of the three municipalities of Oberwald, Obergesteln and Ulrichen. It is situated at the northern tip of the canton of Valais, below the Rhone glacier on the upper reaches of the Rhone. The municipality is the departure point for the Furka, Grimsel and Nufenen Alpine passes, as well as the mule track over the Gries Pass.