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Höhenweg Obererbs - Ämpächli (High Altitude Trail)

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A leisurely hike through the middle of the Freiberg Kärpf, with little altitude difference.
easy
5.7 km
1:42 h
135 m
342 m

An easy hike, also suitable for families and seniors, through the Freiberg Kärpf. On the way, you will enjoy wonderful views of the Tschinglenhörner with the Martinsloch. On the way, fire pits tempt you to take a leisurely break and enjoy a tasty sausage.

Suitable for school groups and clubs, possibly in combination with a GeoGuide Sardona.

Freiberg Kärpf, which is well over 450 years old, is not only the oldest game reserve in Europe, but with its area of 106 square kilometers also one of the largest in Switzerland.

Tip: The Obererbs Skihütte , the Berghotel Bischofalp, the Älpli or the Ämpächli Bergrestaurants offer refreshments along the way.

Author’s recommendation

For children: Visit to the Riesenwald - a GIANT EXPERIENCE
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Author
Jasmin Schläpfer (Elm Ferienregion) 
Updated: May 10, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,692 m
Lowest point
1,478 m
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Tips, hints and links

Ferienregion Elm

Riesenwald

Start

Obererbs (1,691 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'727'639E 1'195'576N
DD
46.899035, 9.113817
DMS
46°53'56.5"N 9°06'49.7"E
UTM
32T 508669 5193950
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Destination

Ämpächli

Turn-by-turn directions

Obererbs (1960m) - Hengstboden - Ämpächli (1485m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the train from Ziegelbrücke to Schwanden and then the bus to Elm. Additional bus to Alpe Obererbs. Please observe the timetable.

Getting there

Take the A3 Niederurnen exit and follow the connecting road in the direction of Netstal. At the red light entrance Netstal direction Glarus/Elm. In Schwanden direction Elm.

It is not possible to reach the Alp Obererbs by private car.

Parking

Free parking at the Sportbahnen Elm.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'727'639E 1'195'576N
DD
46.899035, 9.113817
DMS
46°53'56.5"N 9°06'49.7"E
UTM
32T 508669 5193950
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map for Elm Ferienregion 1:25'00, Hiking map for Tektonikarena Sardona 1:50'000

Ferienregion Elm Online Shop

Equipment

Hiking shoes and waterproofs recommended.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.7 km
Duration
1:42 h
Ascent
135 m
Descent
342 m
Point to Point Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cableway ascent/descent

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