ACTIVITIES IN THE ENVIRONMENT
ABOUT THE REGION
Chalet Brombeerhannes is located in the peaceful village of Müchlebach. That belongs to the municipality of Ernen, a village a few kilometers away. Both villages are located in the German-speaking part of the Canton of Wallis.
The name Mühlebach is derived from "Müllinen", the mill row, as also shown in the flag and the weapon. Mühlebach has the oldest village center in Switzerland in traditional woodworking. Many other old village centers in timber construction were destroyed by renovations, fires, avalanches... Mühlebach has been excellently preserved. Many traditions and stories are to be found in the village.
Despite the rich history of this place, Mühlebach, with little tourism and name recognition, is a small, well-kept secret hidden between the mountains.
Aletscharena & Goms
Mühlebach and Ernen are situated at the end of the long, narrow valley called Goms, and face the Aletscharena, where the mighty Aletsch glacier hides itself. It is the largest glacier in Switzerland and the Alps. He is 23.6 km long (2002) and consists of about 27 billion tons of ice. The area around the Aletsch glacier has been put on UNESCO World Heritage List since 2001.
The Aletsch Glacier is located north of the tourist Aletsch area, famous for its hiking, mountain bike and winter sports facilities, including the villages Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp.
From Fiesch, a 15-minutes drive from the Brombeerhannes chalet, a cable car goes to Fiescheralp, from which you can take another cable car to the over 2900 meters high Eggishorn. The Eggishorn offers a stunning panorama on the Aletsch Glacier and on the highest peaks of Wallis and Bernese Oberland.
In Goms we also find the fairytale-like Landshaftspark Bintall, from where you can make the crossing to Italy through a good day's walk. This valley is known as the 'Tal der Verborgene Schätze', because there are many minerals and special rocks to be found. The village of Binn, just a short 20 minute drive from Mühlebach is definitely worth a trip!
Furthermore, Goms district includes Bellwald, a tourist village with many holiday homes, tourist activities and during winter a ski area, and Obergoms, located higher than Mühlebach.
In Obergoms you can go hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, enjoying the nature and discovering historic villages.
Allow us to introduce ourselves:
We are Ann & Paul.
Our family has been in Switzerland for many years now and we consider this to be our second home. After renting a holiday home ourselves, we started searching for our own place. In 2001 we stumbled upon this chalet in the charming village of Mühlebach and renamed it 'Brombeerhannes'.
Since then, we have enjoyed our family holidays in this beautiful region every year. The children have spent a big part of their childhood here: as they used to sled or build snowmen in winter, now they explore the surrounding big ski areas on their own. Even in summer we are constantly looking for new activities (higher, further, longer...) that make our holiday always new and exciting!
These family moments, of course, mean a lot to us, and therefore we take great care of our chalet in order to provide modern comfort, both for ourselves and our guests! Loyal guests notice something new every year.
We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we do and have a nice time here!
Ann & Paul