Built from 1857 to 1914 as a mountain lodge by the hotelier family Seiler, the hotel features a historical dining room, rustic sitting rooms and guest rooms and a self-service restaurant.
Formerly an annex of the Hotels Glacier du Rhône, Blauhaus has since 2002 belonged to the Furka Cogwheel Railway (DFB). Today it houses exhibition areas as well as a canteen and various quarters for DFB personnel.
Built in 1907/08 according to the designs of the hotelier Josef Seiler, the neo-gothic building features a small belfry and a steep roof.
The Blauhaus Hydro-Powerplant
Historical hydro-powerplant in Blauhaus. Built in 1899 by Theodore Bell AG of Kriens. The restored powerplant produces an outpit of 30 hp with a water flow of 42 litres per second.
The Glacier du Rhône Hydro-Powerplant
Built in 1942 in the former garage of the hotel, the powerplant used a high-pressure pipeline to draw water from the Totensee to the Grimselpass to operate the turbines.
Nature trails in Gletsch
The Swiss Landscape Conservation Foundation has prepared a fascinating nature trail on the plains below the Rhone glacier. It includes six stations featuring explanations of the moraine deposits from various epochs, pioneer plants that reflect the dynamic of the Rotten glacier river, the fauna in and along the stream, and the wet zones and marshes.
New: Guided Tours in Gletsch
An Audio Guide can be rented at the InfoPoint near the railway station, allowing you to discover the main attractions at your own pace. Currently only available in German.
Audio Guide Info here (2.6 MB)
Further Informationen about Gletsch
Brochure with descriptions of the attractions in Gletsch
here (3.7 MB)
Info-sheet "The Gletsch Settlement" here