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In the footsteps of Cäsar Ritz

Theme trailHiking trail

Along the five-kilometre circular trail from Niederwald to Blitzingen, Bodmen and back again, the hiker will find out on six sign posts more about the live and work of the famous hotel genius from Goms, Caesar Ritz.

This is the central theme of the 5-km trail entitled "The life of Cäsar Ritz", leading from and to Niederwald, the birthplace of Cäsar Ritz. Hikers are taken through the life story of this Goms citizen, whose name is memorialized in Ritz-Carlton-Hotels located in over 20 countries, with the help of seven interesting information panels. Even in its symbolism, the trail follows the career of Ritz. A rough and arduous beginning that smoothed out gradually and finally merged into fine wide paths.
The "Regio+"-Project, set up bilingually, is self-explanatory and can be hiked in two hours. During your hike you will learn much about the visions and principles that found their expression in the world-famous "Ritz Philosophy": all-embracing hospitality and gastronomy, boundless luxury, ingenious hotel architecture conceived as complete artworks and places where kings like to sojourn.

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5.00 km
Amount untarred route
5.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
200 m
Altitude difference descent
200 m
Time required
< 2h
Level technique
Level condition


Starting point
Niederwald (Altitude: 1251 m)
Arrival by public transport
Niederwald Timetable SBB
Niederwald (Altitude: 1251 m)
Arrival by public transport
Niederwald Timetable SBB


Signs along the trail of Caesar Ritz


  • Playground

Possibilities for catering

Niederwald, Blitzingen, Weiler Bodme


Landschaftspark Binntal
Dorfstrasse 31
Postfach 20
3996 Binn
Tel. +41 27 971 50 50

In the footsteps of Cäsar Ritz

In the footsteps of Cäsar Ritz

Cäsar Ritz monument Niederwald

Cäsar Ritz was born into a farming family in Niederwald in 1850, the youngest of 13 children. He forged an impressive career, starting as a shepherd boy and going on to become a hotel director, opening luxury hotels in Paris, Rome and London.

Historical buildingHistorical place

Drei Tannen restaurant.

Caesar Ritz, the forefather of the more sophisticated hotel industry and founder of the Ritz-Carlton Hotels, grew up in Goms. His ideology of genuine hospitality has left its traces even today in Goms.


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