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Ernen village tour

Excursion / Guided tour

There is plenty to discover on this village tour – you'll visit the church, the Town Hall with the torture chamber and the Jost-Sigristen museum.

An experienced village guide will take you on the village tour and tell you about the village of Ernen's eventful past. You'll visit the splendid church of Ernen. In the Town Hall, "Zendenrathaus", there is a torture chamber in the basement, two dungeon cells in the cellar and on the top floor, a wealth of documents dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries bearing witness to the supremacy of Ernen in the Goms region. Other significant buildings encountered on the tour are the Tellenhaus (1576), which served as a public storage building, the Kapuzinerhaus (1511) of the Capuchin friars, the Kaplaneihaus (1776) or chaplainry and last but not least, Jost-Sigristen Haus. The latter building houses a museum dedicated to the life and work of Jakob Valentin Sigristen, the last governor of the old Republic of Valais before the French invaded.

More informations

July/ August and October every Tuesday at 16.00 am village tour followed by an aperitif! These guided tours are free of charge for guests with a guest card from the upper valley from Wallis and members of the Binntal Nature Park.
In September these guided tours take place by appointment from 4 persons.

  • Educational opportunity

Dates / period

19.10.2021 16:00 - 17:30
26.10.2021 16:00 - 17:30


Tour with an experienced and knowledgeable guide including admission fees to the church and Jost-Sigristen museum and the Town Hall, Zendenrathaus.
We meet in front of the tourist office.

Location details

Meeting place in front of the tourist office

Arrival by public transport

Ernen, Dorfplatz Timetable SBB

Price information

Free of charge for guests with a guest card and members of the Binntal nature park.
For the other participants: CHF 10.00.


Landschaftspark Binntal Tourismusbüro Ernen
Hengert 17
3995 Ernen
Tel. +41 27 971 50 55

Registration is obligatory for this offer.

Registration contact

Landschaftspark Binntal
Tourismusbüro Ernen
Hengert 17
3995 Ernen
Tel. +41 27 971 50 55

Ernen village tour


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