Rhein-Reuss-Rhôneweg: Gampel - Salgesch

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19.8 km
5:25 h
305 mhd
365 mhd
Salgesch Johanniter-Hospiz und Johannes-Kriche
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The Rhine-Reuss-Rhône Way connects the Graubünden Surselva to the vicinity of Lake Geneva. From the beginning in Disentis over the passes Oberalp and Furka to the Valais Goms we were in the mountains at over 1000 m on the way, but we have now that behind us.
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Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  808 m
Lowest Point  582 m
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Start
Gampel-Steg in the town centre
Destination
Salgesch at Johanniter-Hospiz and Johannes-Kirche
Coordinates
46.316858, 7.743949

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After an hour along the Rhone, cross the Rhone plain to Turtmann. People with eye ailments used to make pilgrimages to the Kastler above the village. After crossing the Rhone again at the Feschel gorge we go on the old church path to Leuk. First we meet the baroque Sabastians Chapel at the Plague Cemetery. The nobles of Leuk had already converted to the Reformed faith, but the powerful and rich Michael Mageran wanted to become governor and reconverted to the old faith – the Reformation in Valais had died out after a hundred years back and forth. In the ossuary of St. Stephen's Church, the incorruptible death makes fun of the debauched clergy and the nobility in two murals, examined by over 20,000 silent skulls. Over the old Dala Bridge and through beautiful vineyards we enter the Rebarena of Salgesch, where the Knights of St. John operated the Centre Hospice for Pilgrims in Valais for four hundred years.

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Each of the places we pass is accessible by train or public bus.

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