The brakes of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway grind to a halt. You look through the window in wonder. Is this the right place? Not many people seem to be getting on or off the train. The bright blue sign reads ‘St Niklas`. The village in the deepest valley of Switzerland. We’ve arrived. On the south side of the station an old man sits on a wobbly bench smoking his pipe. The roads leads down a steep hill. The wheels of our suitcases dance over the old cobblestones. A few meters on and we start to see people. We’re in the village square. On the terrace of the cute café people sit with their backpacks. Thirsty for cold beer, beads of condensation misting up the glasses. They return from tours, possibly Augstbordregion or maybe the Matterhorn village.

The sign reads Bistro des Alps. Check-in at the main lodge. The friendly staff member at the café hands over the room key and carefully goes through the main points. She leads you to the lodge 20 meters away. We see a beautiful, newly renovated house at the crossing of two paths. A touch of nostalgia, as if time has stood still, reflected by the magnificent village centre.


Die Heimatlodge - Your Hotel in St. Niklaus


Made entirely from high quality local materials, the rooms at the Heimatlodge have been expertly crafted using regional techniques to produce an enchanting result. In the midst of the Wallis mountains, this is the place to find real peace & comfort.
All rooms have underfloor heating, Wifi, TV, safe, toiletries, a coffee and tea corner. You will not miss anything.
Our rooms for you Matterhorn | Weisshorn | Zinalrothorn | Needlehorn | Täschhorn | Brunnegghorn | Alphubel | Cathedral |
We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Important information

Check-in from 14 – 18.30h. If you arrive later or have a delay, please contact us before 6.30pm by phone +41 78 639 72 11

Check-out until 11h. You are welcome to leave the luggage with us after check-out.

Pets allowed on request. Fee per night CHF 20.-

We accept VISA, Mastercard, EC Maestro and cash.

Our prices include breakfast, excl. Visitor’s tax.

Capanna AG Hotel Heimatlodge
Dorfstrasse 24
3924 St. Niklaus, Schweiz

+41 78 639 72 11
+ 41 27 966 28 28

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