Station Ritz


After an extensive renovation, the train station building in Niederwald became the Station Ritz. The new offer includes a bistro, an infopoint and a store with regional products.

The first exhibitions are dedicated to Caesar Ritz, the world-famous hotelier from Niederwald, and Lorenz and Raphael Ritz, the most famous portrait and genre painters of the 19th century in Valais.

Visitors to the exhibition will learn interesting facts about the life of Caesar Ritz, which was marked by genius and tragedy in equal measure, and have the opportunity to marvel at one of the rooms of the Hotel Ritz in Paris. To this end, many valuable originals of the hotel inventory were acquired at an international auction last year. A second exhibition deals with the two portrait and church painters Lorenz Ritz (1796-1870) and son Raphael Ritz (1829-1894), whose life and artistic work is shown on the basis of various exhibits and loans.

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