Goms Bridge suspension bridge
The municipality of Bellwald belonged to the parish of Ernen up until 1697. The path through the Lammaschlucht gorge was well used for centuries. The path over the Rhone was also popular as a hiking route. However, it was difficult to maintain the path; the steep slopes suffered frequent landslides.
This led to the idea of replacing the path with a suspension bridge. After several years of planning and construction, the bridge was opened on 14 June 2015. "Goms Bridge" suspension bridge connects the two hiking areas of Bellwald and Ernen. It connects Bellwald to the national cycle route no. 1 (Rhone route from Gletsch to Lake Geneva). Through Ernen-Mühlebach, there is a direct link to the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn.
The suspension bridge is open all year round.
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In summer, there are frequent exciting village tours through the villages of Ernen and Bellwald.
Ernen: from July to mid-August, every Tuesday at 4 p.m., with no need to book. Meet at the village square and enjoy a drink after the guided tour. On request, tours can be carried out throughout the year and are also possible on other weekdays for groups.
Bellwald: every Wednesday in the summer season, prior booking required. Guided tours are also possible all year round on request. Meeting place: Eco-Museum at 5 p.m.
- Starting point
- Arrival with public transport (stop/station)
- Fürgangen, MGB
- 1202 m
- 1197 m
- 1.00 km
- Amount untarred route
- 0.00 km
- Time required
- < 2h
- Level technique
- Level condition
The suspension bridge opens up a wealth of beautiful hiking paths which are particularly interesting in spring and autumn. See the Suspension Bridge flyer for suggested hiking tours.
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Discover the parks
Make a stop in the small hamlet and look at the sunburned houses: Mühlebach has the oldest village centre in Switzerland of timber construction. Here there is a signposted house trail leading to objects worthy of seeing.
- Sight / Place of interest
- Historical building
Our restaurant can seat up to 50 people. It has enough parking spaces and children can play on the playground in front of the restaurant.