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.
Tips and hints
Information about the operational times can be found here.
Getting thereFrom 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).
ParkingParking spaces as well as camper parking are available in the parking lot at the valley station of the Braunwald cable car in Linthal.
EquipmentWe 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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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.