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Winter Walk on the Melchsee-Frutt Plateau

Melchsee-Frutt - Distelboden - Tannalp - Melchsee-Frutt

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Melchsee-Frutt - Distelboden - Tannalp - Melchsee-Frutt

Published/updated on 19.02.2019 by GabrielleMerk | 26461 points
 | Date of Tour: 13.02.2019 

A classic winter hiking trail for young and old! This 2.5 to 3-hour winter walk on the motor vehicle–free Melchsee-Frutt high plateau offers sparkling snowy vistas in all directions and an abundance of sunshine.

Heading up by... read more >>

A classic winter hiking trail for young and old! This 2.5 to 3-hour winter walk on the motor vehicle–free Melchsee-Frutt high plateau offers sparkling snowy vistas in all directions and an abundance of sunshine.

Heading up by gondola cableway from Stöckalp, the Melchtal Valley opens up wide behind you. Once at the top and headed toward the lake, the vista is simply stunning.

This excursion takes you from the idyllic vacation village of Melchsee-Frutt past two frozen lakes, and ends at the restaurant and chapel in Tannalp, situated in a hollow.

After refreshments at the restaurant, you can return by the same route to Melchsee-Frutt, or take the alternate trail at the west end of Lake Tannensee, i.e. at the dam, so that you get a slightly different line of sight for the way back.

ALSO: Instead of taking the cableway back down to Stöckalp, you can rent a wooden sledge and ride down the longest sledge run (8 km) in Central Switzerland!

Published/updated on 19.02.2019 by GabrielleMerk (26461 points) | Date of Tour: 13.02.2019

Route Infos

Region
Central Switzerland
Time Required
3 hours
Distance
9 km
Ascent
200 m
Descent
200 m
Max. Altitude
1893 m
Min. Altitude
2000 m
Season Start / Season End
December - April
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Panorama
Experience
Points of Interest
Chapels at Melchsee-Frutt and Tannalp
Starting Point
Cable-Car Station Melchsee-Frutt
Starting Point with Public Transport
Destination
Cable-Car Station Melchsee-Frutt
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Melchsee-Frutt, Distelboden, Tannalp
Things to Note
Berggasthaus Tannalp opening hours: Winter 2018/2019 15. Dezember 2018 - 07. April 2019 // Chapels are closed to viewing in winter

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