Rhein-Reuss-Rhôneweg: Brig/Gils - Gampel
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Glis (Eglise = church) is still the most popular pilgrimage church in the Upper Valais. Architect Ruffiner built the choir, a side chapel for Cardinal Schiner's arch-enemy, the remarkable "golden gate" as a north portal and fell from the scaffolding to its death. We leave Glis via the Medieval Letzi (defensive wall) of Gamsen and walk on the new Rhone dam to Visp, the hub of Valais public transport. Just below Ausserberg station, we embark on the old "Cultural Trail" to St. German and Raron. Architect Ruffiner came from the neighbouring Italian "Prismell" around 1500, took up residence at the foot of the rock in Raron and converted the old castle ruins into a Gothic church with a net vault. In the 1970s, the impressive "rock church" was blown up into the church hill of Raron.
On the Rhonedamm we continue to Gampel-Steg.
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