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Braunwald Panoramic Hike

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An unforgettable hiking experience: A panoramic circular hike with the most beautiful view of the Glarus Alps.
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easy
Distance 9.1 km
3:00 h
382 m
383 m

Braunwald Panoramic Hike is a relatively easy circular hike. Its view over the southern part of Glarnerland, with its characteristic mountains Ortstock and Tödi, impresses again and again.

From Grotzenbüel the slightly ascending path takes you about 55 minutes to the Chnügrat (ascent 320 meters), offering you a magnificent view of the Bächital and the Glarus Alps. In 20 minutes you reach Seblengrat. Continue through a tunnel in the rock to Gumen. There are popular starting point for climbing adventures (via ferrata), as well as paragliding. You can also find a huge variety of plants in this area. Carry on via Ortstockhaus Bergrestaurant  - the path leads slightly downhill in about 1 ½ hours back to Grotzenbüel.

The Braunwald panoramic hike invites you to linger at various points and is guaranteed to offer an unforgettable hiking experience. Plenty of detours and attractions along the way, whether it's coffee and cake in the Gumen, Ortstockhaus or Chämistube Bergrestaurants, barbequeing on a fire-pit or a trip into the fairy tale kingdom of Bartli the Dwarf.

Author’s recommendation

Train experience: Shorten the hike with a ride up the Gumen. Botanical Reserve: Look out for the edelweiss, fire lilies, the white mountain lilies and the Turk's cap, which bloom in July.
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Fridolin Hösli
Update: November 29, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1,912 m
Lowest point
1,560 m
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Tips and hints

Information about the operational times can be found here.

Start

Chämistube Bergrestaurant at Grotzenbüel (1,560 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'718'406E 1'200'970N
DD
46.949256, 8.994077
DMS
46°56'57.3"N 8°59'38.7"E
UTM
32T 499549 5199525
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Destination

Chämistube Bergrestaurant at Grotzenbüel

Turn-by-turn directions

From Braunwald you can reach the Hüttenberg station in about 10 minutes on foot. The gondola lift will take you to Grotzenbüel in 4 minutes, where you can start your tour.

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Public transport

Direct train connections from Zurich HB to Linthal-Braunwaldbahn. With the S25 at .43 from Zurich HB. The train arrives at Linthal-Braunwaldbahn at .14, and connects at .25 with the funicular to Braunwald.

Getting there

From Zurich or from Chur / Sargans it takes about 70 minutes via the freeway (A3). Take the exit Niederurnen (No. 44); then the main road in the direction of Glarus / Klausen (about 30km to the valley station Linthal).

Parking

Parking spaces as well as camper parking are available in the parking lot at the valley station of the Braunwald cable car in Linthal.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'718'406E 1'200'970N
DD
46.949256, 8.994077
DMS
46°56'57.3"N 8°59'38.7"E
UTM
32T 499549 5199525
w3w 
///legal.befitting.bake
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend hiking boots or sturdy trekking shoes.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Charlotte Demisch-Noch · June 03, 2021 · Community
Hallo, wir wollen am 13.6. nach Braunwald und würden gerne die Panoramawanderung sowie die Wanderung zum Oberblegisee unternehmen (sofern das Wetter es zulässt natürlich). Aktuell werden beide Wanderungen als geschlossen vermerkt - liegt noch Schnee? Oder werden die Wanderwege voraussichtlich bald geöffnet werden? Besten Dank für eine kurze Info und herzliche Grüße ins Glarnerland von einer Exilbernerin
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Answered by Urs Aebi · June 03, 2021 · Community
Muss direkt abgeklärt werden. Braunwald-Klausenpass Tourismus AG Tourismus Information, Reisebüro Braunwald-Klausenpass Tourismus AG Informationen 8784 Braunwald GL 055 653 65 65 * Route Web E-Mail * Fahrplan vCard Bearbeiten Kontakte Telefon 055 653 65 65 * Fax 055 653 65 66 * E-Mail info@braunwald.ch * Link www.braunwald.ch * Wünscht keine Werbung
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Urs Aebi
July 31, 2020 · Community
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August 18, 2019 · Community

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.1 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
382 m
Descent
383 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Botanical highlights

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