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Ernen village tour

Culture experienceGuided tour / ExcursionOffer for groups

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 and 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. The museum can be visited. Upon request, you can also visit the museum.

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Why don't you combine your village tour with a drink before the tour or stop for a wonderful meal in one of Ernen's delightful restaurants afterwards.

  • Educational opportunity


All season

Number of persons for group-offers

Number of participants min. 1
Number of participants max. 50


Tour with an experienced and knowledgeable guide.


Interest in history and curiosity about medieval sites.

Arrival by public transport

Ernen, Dorfplatz Timetable SBB

Price information

Short tour (1-1.25h):
up to 10 persons CHF 100.00
11 to 24 persons CHF 125.00
15 to 50 (2 guides) CHF 215.00
Long tour (1.5-1.75h):
up to 10 persons CHF 150.00
11 to 24 persons CHF 200.00
15 to 50 (2 guides) CHF 275.00
School classes: On request


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


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

Ernen village tour


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