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Panorama Tour high above Braunwald

Grotzenbüel - Chnügrat - Gumen - Ortstockhaus - Grotzenbüel or Braunwald

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Panorama Tour high above Braunwald

Grotzenbüel - Chnügrat - Gumen - Ortstockhaus - Grotzenbüel or Braunwald

Published/updated on 01.12.2015 by GabrielleMerk | 13507 points
 | Date of Tour: 07.11.2015 | Favourite Entries (7) 

This Panorama Round Tour high above the motor-vehicle-free village of Braunwald definitely delivers what it promises!

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This Panorama Round Tour high above the motor-vehicle-free village of Braunwald definitely delivers what it promises!

The tour starts at the top station of the Grotzenbüel cable car line (it’s a 10-minute walk from the funicular to the base station) and requires steady uphill walking through forested terrain for the first 45 minutes, but when you reach the most northern point of the Chnügrat ridge (i.e. before doubling back onto the next ridge) the stunning views northward up the Linthal Valley and onto Oberblegi Lake make all the hard work worth it! The viewpoint is not obvious, so look for a spot where you can move off the trail a bit.

After doubling back, the walk up along the next ridge (Seblengrat) offers spectacular views both left and right into two valleys with particularly stunning rock formations to the West. The next hour of walking is on a fairly level narrow mountain path which takes you through a tunnel (look for artwork), past the Gumen Restaurant and along the flank of the mountain, always with Mount Ortstock in your sights up ahead.

Once in the shadow of Mount Ortstock, the trail descends back to Grotzenbüel Station via the Ortstockhaus and a lovely moor pond just below it, just inviting you for an afternoon nap in the sun.

For those who don’t like to walk downhill, you can ride the gondola lift down again (that makes a total walking time of 3 hours), or head down the trail to Braunwald just before coming to the station. This adds 45 minutes of walking time and another 300m descent, but saves on the cost of a cable car ride!

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Published/updated on 01.12.2015 by GabrielleMerk | 13507 points
 | Date of Tour: 07.11.2015 | Favourite Entries (7)

Route Infos

Region
Eastern Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Time Required
3 hours 45 minutes
Distance
11 km
Ascent
463 m
Descent
771 m
Max. Altitude
1913 m
Min. Altitude
1257 m
Season Start / Season End
June - October
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Panorama
Experience
Points of Interest
Super panorama views for most of this tour. There is some cool artwork in the tunnel just before Gumen.
Starting Point
Cable Car Station Grotzenbüel
Starting Point with Public Transport
Destination
Braunwald Funicular
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Braunwald, Gumen, Ortstockhaus
Things to Note
The Grotzenbüel Cable Car station is about 10 minutes' walk from the Braunwald Funicular. Paths are well marked.

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