Community Bellwald


Wohnen und Leben in Bellwald (Kopie 1)

Bellwald is situated north of Brig high above the Rhone Valley in the Valais at 1560 m above sea level, making it the highest community in the Goms. The village, situated on a south-facing slope, can be reached by road or, since 1956, by aerial cableway from the Fürgangen-Bellwald railway station of the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn (MGB).

Bellwald has been part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch since 2007.

The village of Bellwald has grown mainly on the hilltop towards the north-east, where the valley station of the chairlift to Alp Richene or Richinen is also located, and is loosely intergrown here with the district of Ried. The villages of Egga (Eggen) and Bodma (Bodmen) follow the road downhill to Fiesch. Southwest of Bellwald, slightly above the Rotten, is the district of Fürgangen with the railway station. The old settlements of Schlettren and Nesselschlucht to the east are no longer inhabited; in the latter there is still a chapel as well as some farm buildings. The village of Mutti above the village has merged completely with Bellwald as a result of loose new development.

Bellwald is a family holiday resort with a strong tourist position and is ideal as a place for families to live. Benefit from the family-oriented infrastructure and enjoy the high recreation factor in Bellwald after a day's work. Peace, nature and balance as an alternative programme to a working day in the city.

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