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Ernen village tour

Excursion / Guided tour

There is plenty to discover on this village tour – you'll visit the church containing the church museum, 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 with the church museum where you can admire the "Schiner" chalice for example. 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

In September these tours take place by appointment from 4 persons. The tour is followed by an aperitif! Participation is free of charge for guests with a guest card and members of the Binntal Nature Park.

  • Educational opportunity

Dates / period

08.09.2020 16:00 - 17:30
15.09.2020 16:00 - 17:30
22.09.2020 16:00 - 17:30
29.09.2020 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


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

Ernen village tour

Registration is obligatory for this offer.

The tour takes place from 4 persons. Please enquire whether there are enough registrations. Thank you very much.

Registration contact

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

Ernen village tour