Mighty three-thousand-meter peaks surround Goms, the uppermost valley along the Rhone River. The valley extends from Lax to Gletsch, the village at the foot of the Rhone Glacier. The quiet villages of the Goms region harbor cultural treasures. About 70 baroque churches and chapels with slender white spires, and also old, sun-blackened wooden houses and barns in the Valaisian style, appeal to the hearts of culture-minded guests. Nature lovers will not want to miss an excursion to the adjacent UNESCO-World Natural Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, with the imposing mighty Aletsch Glacier.