Oberwald is a village in the municipality of
Obergoms in Goms District
in the canton of
Valais in Switzerland.
It is situated at an elevation of 1377 m and had a population of 277
in December 2007. It is located at the end of the
Goms, directly before the Furka and Grimsel passes, underneath the
Rhône River source at the Rhône Glacier. It is also the startpoint
of the Furka Tunnel. Most inhabitants live off tourism or sheep
Oberwald was an independent municipality until January 1, 2009, when
it merged with
Obergesteln to form the municipality of
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