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Gogwärgiweg dwarf-themed trail from Lax to Fieschertal

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  • Themenweg Gogwärgiweg von Lax nach Fieschertal
    / Themenweg Gogwärgiweg von Lax nach Fieschertal
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  • / Themenweg Gogwärgiweg von Lax nach Fieschertal
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Gogwärgiweg von Lax nach Fieschertal
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Gogwärgiweg von Lax nach Fieschertal
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
m 1400 1300 1200 1100 5 4 3 2 1 km Lax, Bahnhof Fieschertal, Dorfplatz Lax Restaurant-Hotel Alpenblick Spielplatz Schulhaus Lax Spielplatz Fieschertal
The ten stations of this family-friendly themed trail present the fascinating world of the industrious little dwarfs who, legend has it, once lived all over Upper Valais.
open
easy
Distance 5.1 km
2:00 h
133 m
72 m
Starting in the village of Lax, the pram-friendly themed trail passes through the village centre, before continuing northwards. After about 2 km you reach neighbouring Fiesch. From there the route leads along the Kirchweg, on the edge of the residential areas. It climbs slightly in some places, ending at the playground in Fieschertal, about 2.5 km away. Along the way, you pass ten Gogwärgi stations with hand-carved wooden dwarfs. Here children can have fun discovering the wonders of nature or listening to the fanciful tales of the Gogwärgini dreamed up-by the children from Fiesch-Fieschertal-Lax primary school. There are a number of options for the return route: the trail alongside the Wysswasser river or simply catch the bus back to Fiesch.

Author’s recommendation

Great for the kids to let off steam: there are fantastic playgrounds in Lax and Fieschertal! At Fieschertal, you can even have a barbecue.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: June 23, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,120 m
Lowest point
1,048 m
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Safety information

Summer sports report

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Aletsch Arena AG accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on «Print» icon, top right of this page.
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Close gates after passing through.
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals.
  • Do not leave any waste in nature.

Tips and hints

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch 

Start

Lax, railway station (1,047 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'652'232E 1'137'607N
DD
46.387803, 8.117652
DMS
46°23'16.1"N 8°07'03.5"E
UTM
32T 432156 5137514
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Destination

Fieschertal, Dorfplatz

Turn-by-turn directions

Lax – Fiesch - Fieschertal

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Lax, on foot to the start of the tour in the village center.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Lax exit, then follow to the parking facilities.

Parking

Limited parking spaces (charges apply) at Lax station

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'652'232E 1'137'607N
DD
46.387803, 8.117652
DMS
46°23'16.1"N 8°07'03.5"E
UTM
32T 432156 5137514
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Get a free panoramic map at the cable car stations and info centres of the Aletsch Arena. 

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo maps 1:25’000: 1269 Aletschgletscher

Equipment

We recommend:  

  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water
  • picnic
  • camera
  • binoculars (optional)
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)  

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Status
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.1 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
133 m
Descent
72 m
Public-transport-friendly Family friendly Point to Point Suitable for strollers

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