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Bellwald Barns

by sandysmith

Just a couple of train stops from Fiesch in the Oberwald direction is the little station of Furgangen - not much her in itself but the train co-incides with the operation of a small gondola that goes up to the village of Bellwald. Bellwald is the highest village in Goms, or the upper Rhône River valley at 1'600m above sea level. and provides a pleasant place to start many walks or simply stroll around the fascinating old barns *so close they almost touch each other) and have a strudel or cake in a restaurant. Even more amusing is the name the inhabitants have been given - "Hase", which in German means "bunny". The legend has it that the inhabitants got this name because of their speed while doing what bunnies do naturally, which was despised in most of the Rhone Valley. Locals attribute their urge to "get things done" to the thin air!" We enjoyed this village our first full day in Fiesch as the higher mountain tops had a cloud covering. Back down at Furgangen we walked down to the river, up the other side of the river ravine and onto the village of Ernen - a very pleasant walk between villages.

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