Guidebook for Bellwald

Christoph
Christoph
Guidebook for Bellwald

Sightseeing

Day trip by train or car: 2-3h, Europe's largest and most exciting lake with important cities like Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, Vevey etc. International Jazz festival of Montreux, Paleo Festival etc
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Montreux
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Day trip by train or car: 2-3h, Europe's largest and most exciting lake with important cities like Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, Vevey etc. International Jazz festival of Montreux, Paleo Festival etc
Beautiful medieval city, capital city of Canton Valais. Interesting old churches, medieval fortress Tourbillon, carnival, the world's oldest church organ still in use in the basilica of Valère.
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Sion
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Beautiful medieval city, capital city of Canton Valais. Interesting old churches, medieval fortress Tourbillon, carnival, the world's oldest church organ still in use in the basilica of Valère.
Day trip by train: Best place to see the Matterhorn, the world's most photographed mountain, an almost perfect pyramid. Take train to Gornergrat, there the panorama is absolutely spectacular.
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Zermatt
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Day trip by train: Best place to see the Matterhorn, the world's most photographed mountain, an almost perfect pyramid. Take train to Gornergrat, there the panorama is absolutely spectacular.
Day trip by car: 2h from Bellwald over or (car on train) through the Simplon. Lovely towns on the Northern Italian lakes: Pallanza, Intra etc. Boat trips to the Islands Bella and Superiore.
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Pallanza
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Day trip by car: 2h from Bellwald over or (car on train) through the Simplon. Lovely towns on the Northern Italian lakes: Pallanza, Intra etc. Boat trips to the Islands Bella and Superiore.
Day trip by car: 2h from Bellwald over or (car on train) through the Simplon. Lovely medieval Italian town, good restaurants. On the way worth visiting: Domodossola, Mergozzo on Lake of Mergozzo.
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Orta
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Day trip by car: 2h from Bellwald over or (car on train) through the Simplon. Lovely medieval Italian town, good restaurants. On the way worth visiting: Domodossola, Mergozzo on Lake of Mergozzo.
Day trip by car: drive in 1h45 over Nufenenpass via Bellinzona (medieval city with 3 castles!) to Lugano on Lake Lugano (worth seeing: Morcote, Gandria, and Riva San Vitale). Jazz-Estival in July!
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Lugano
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Day trip by car: drive in 1h45 over Nufenenpass via Bellinzona (medieval city with 3 castles!) to Lugano on Lake Lugano (worth seeing: Morcote, Gandria, and Riva San Vitale). Jazz-Estival in July!
Exciting ride on the historical steam engine train over the Furka Pass (only summer). View of the Rhone Glacier with possibility to enter into the Rhone glacier cave. Cool experience!
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Furkasola
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Exciting ride on the historical steam engine train over the Furka Pass (only summer). View of the Rhone Glacier with possibility to enter into the Rhone glacier cave. Cool experience!
Münster in the Goms Valley. Historical village with Walser houses from the 14th century. Nice church.
Münster-Geschinen
Münster in the Goms Valley. Historical village with Walser houses from the 14th century. Nice church.
The Castle of Stockalper (17th c.) in Brigue is one of the most important castles of Switzerland, built in Lombardian style. Brig has a nice little old town with many restaurants, bars, pubs.
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Brig
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The Castle of Stockalper (17th c.) in Brigue is one of the most important castles of Switzerland, built in Lombardian style. Brig has a nice little old town with many restaurants, bars, pubs.
Historical Walser village with beautiful baroque church. From here you can hike to the wild Rappetal (Rappe Valley). July and August Musikdorf Ernen: Classical music festival.
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Ernen
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Historical Walser village with beautiful baroque church. From here you can hike to the wild Rappetal (Rappe Valley). July and August Musikdorf Ernen: Classical music festival.

Arts & Culture

Day trip by car: in 1h30 from Bellwald to Locarno on Lago Maggiore (worth seeing: Ascona, Val Maggia, Val Verzasca). During summer open air concerts and international film festival on Piazza Grande.
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Locarno
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Day trip by car: in 1h30 from Bellwald to Locarno on Lago Maggiore (worth seeing: Ascona, Val Maggia, Val Verzasca). During summer open air concerts and international film festival on Piazza Grande.

Everything Else

In the summer bike trails along the river Rotten (young Rhone), in the winter over 100 km of cross-country trails. Pleasant buvette on the trail!
Bodmen
In the summer bike trails along the river Rotten (young Rhone), in the winter over 100 km of cross-country trails. Pleasant buvette on the trail!
Beautiful valley with many possibilties for hikes and trekkings. Nice camping on the river.
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Binnatal
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Beautiful valley with many possibilties for hikes and trekkings. Nice camping on the river.
From here you fhave one of the best views of the Aletsch Glacier, the Matterhorn, the Monte Rosa, the Weisshorn a.s.o. From here you can also walk down to the Glacier.
Eggishorn
From here you fhave one of the best views of the Aletsch Glacier, the Matterhorn, the Monte Rosa, the Weisshorn a.s.o. From here you can also walk down to the Glacier.
From the Risihorn you have a great view of the Fiescher Glacier and of the Finsteraarhorn, as well as of all the surrounding mountains. You can take the chairlift all the way up to Richinenalp.
Risihorn
From the Risihorn you have a great view of the Fiescher Glacier and of the Finsteraarhorn, as well as of all the surrounding mountains. You can take the chairlift all the way up to Richinenalp.
Tourist office for all kinds of information. Here you find also the office of the ski school. Here you must pay the tourist tax for your whole stay in order to get a guest card.
Bellwald Tourismus / Skischulbüro
Tourist office for all kinds of information. Here you find also the office of the ski school. Here you must pay the tourist tax for your whole stay in order to get a guest card.
The largest Alpine glacier of Europe. UNESCO Nature World Heritage.
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Iso Aletschjäätikkö
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The largest Alpine glacier of Europe. UNESCO Nature World Heritage.

Essentials

The only place in Bellwald with WIFI. The manager of the hotel is from England and she is extremely nice. Friendly service, fair prices! In high season there is also restaurant and pub.
Wannenhorn
The only place in Bellwald with WIFI. The manager of the hotel is from England and she is extremely nice. Friendly service, fair prices! In high season there is also restaurant and pub.