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Published/updated on 22.06.2019 by GabrielleMerk | 25831 points | Date of Tour: 27.05.2018 | Favourite Entries (1)
This tour which starts at the Schwägalp Pass at the foot of the mighty Mount Säntis takes you into Eastern Switzerland's "Grand Canyon", the Ofenloch. Walking along pleasant meadow and forest trails through a lovely moor landscape, it...
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This tour which starts at the Schwägalp Pass at the foot of the mighty Mount Säntis takes you into Eastern Switzerland's "Grand Canyon", the Ofenloch. Walking along pleasant meadow and forest trails through a lovely moor landscape, it is an easy hike to and into the stunning gorge.
Along the way you also get a few nice views of the surrounding mountains. A particular highlight is passing under the waterfall before reaching the actual "Ofenloch" which looks like a large pizza oven.
This tour ends at Rietbad on the Luteren River, but there is an earlier option to catch a bus at Seeben, or other options to hike further along the Neckertaler Höhenweg.
NOTE: This is protected nature reserve and dogs MUST BE kept on leash.
The entire gorge. The first part is almost more interesting than the actual part featuring the Ofenloch (= Oven Hole). NOTE: the trail through the Ofenloch does not actually access the very bottom of the gorge. There might be a way to access this from the North along the Necker River, but unknown to this author.
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