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Rhodannenberg - Plätz - Schwändeli (Klöntal)

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Rhodannenberg - Plätz - Schwändeli (Klöntal)

Published/updated on 03.05.2016 by GabrielleMerk | 27379 points
 | Date of Tour: 25.05.2014 | Favourite Entries (9) 

This walk along the South side of Klöntaler Lake is a classic one and very popular as a Sunday outing as there are lots of places along the lake for picnics and campfires in the meadows or on the beach.

Even though it is an...

This walk along the South side of Klöntaler Lake is a classic one and very popular as a Sunday outing as there are lots of places along the lake for picnics and campfires in the meadows or on the beach.

Even though it is an easy walk, it is worth a trip up into the valley to see the beautiful lake with the signature mountains which rise almost 1000m straight up from the South side of the lake.

The trail is a nice variety of pleasant woods with highlights of sections along the cliffs and views of waterfalls. At the West end of the lake where the stream enters the lake is a protected nature reserve / bird sanctuary which has to be circled around before reaching Plätz at the head of the lake. Here is a restaurant that also serves as a turnaround point for the bus, so the walk can also end here.

Along the trail are views up and down the lake, but as you are walking along the cliff walls, you don't see much of the mountains; if you continue up the valley for another 1/2 hour to a higher elevation you can enjoy the entire scene of "lake nestled in the mountains".

Along the North side of the lake is no trail but it is certainly possible to walk back along that side to complete a tour of the lake, but it is all along the road, and so depending on the traffic might not be such a pleasant walk.

Published/updated on 03.05.2016 by GabrielleMerk (27379 points) | Date of Tour: 25.05.2014

Route Infos

Eastern Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Time Required
2 hours 15 minutes
10 km
242 m
61 m
Max. Altitude
1029 m
Min. Altitude
845 m
Season Start / Season End
May - October
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Points of Interest
Beautiful views across the lake from further back in the valley.
Starting Point
Rhodannenberg bus stop
Starting Point with Public Transport
Schwändeli bus stop
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Gasthaus Im Plätz Klöntal (also a bus stop); Hotel Rhodannenberg
Things to Note
Check the bus schedule carefully: In May the Postbus from Glarus runs only on weekends, and the schedules until October vary somewhat.

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