The visitor centre at railway station Niederwald


From summer 2019, the empty station building in Niederwald will again be open to visitors: With exhibitions on the personalities of Niederwald-born Caesar Ritz, the world-famous hotelier, and Lorenz and Raphael Ritz, the most famous portrait and genre painters of the 19th century in Valais. A bistro and a shop for regional products will round off the offer together with the info point - where guests can find out about the holiday region of Goms. In addition, free rooms for passengers and recreational athletes are planned.

The idea for the visitor centre came from the association of the same name, which was founded in 2017 by the municipality of Goms, the Landschaftspark Binntal and Obergoms Tourismus. Since the financing of the project has been fully secured, the association plans to rebuild the station in winter 2018-19. The new visitor centre is to be inaugurated at the beginning of the 2019 summer season. Membership of the Niederwald Visitor Centre Association will be open to all interested parties at this time.


A suitable name is to be assigned to the new visitor centre. We cordially invite you to take part in this ideas competition! Please send us your proposal by 31.12.2018 at the latest. We look forward to every participation and name recommendation!