NEW LIFE FOR THE STATION NIEDERWALD
From mid December 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. On the occasion of the official inauguration ceremony on 13 December 2019, membership of the Niederwald Visitor Centre Association will be open to all interested parties at the subsequent General Assembly: If you are interested, please contact Obergoms Tourismus.
OFFICIAL INAUGURATION ON 13 DECEMBER
Honouring of patrons and sponsors, admission of new members to the Niederwald Visitor Centre Association, name competition and supporting programme award ceremony
The renovation of the Niederwald station building and its transformation into a new visitor centre in honour of the great hotelier Caesar Ritz is making rapid progress. On 13 December 2019, we will officially inaugurate the new visitor centre together with our partners Gemeinde Goms and Landschaftspark Binntal in order to thank all patrons and sponsors. We would also like to open the Verein Besucherzentrum Niederwald, founded in 2017, for membership. Interested parties can contact Obergoms Tourismus.
START OF OPERATION FROM MID DECEMBER
The renovation work is in full swing in order to open the new meeting centre in time for the coming 2019/20 winter season. In addition to freely accessible exhibitions on Caesar Ritz and the two painters Lorenz and Raphael Ritz, who also come from Niederwald, the new centre offers a bistro with almost 40 seats, an info point and a shop for regional products. In addition, a waiting room, toilets and changing cubicles are open 24 hours a day for passengers and leisure guests.