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Rundwanderung Braunwald - Oberblegisee

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The deep blue Oberblegisee is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Switzerland and exudes a lot of mysticism because of its undiscovered outflow. Wild mountain streams and wonderful alpine flora frame this natural spectacle. This hike is particularly popular with families and for school trips, as it is ideal for picnicking, sunbathing and swimming.
open
easy
Distance 8.6 km
3:00 h
77 m
540 m
The hike starts at Grotzenbüel (accessible via the Hüttenberg-Grotzenbüel gondola) and begins with a gently sloping path with a magnificent panorama of Braunwald's practice of Alpine transhumance. A path that leads across meadows and through sparse forests ends in the valley of the Bösbächi. There you can enjoy local food in the cosy Bächistübli Restaurant. A beautiful mountain path then leads to the Oberblegisee.

Pause and be captivated by the breathtaking scenery. Echoes of the impressive Glärnisch mountain range reverberate loudly. Head downhill from there, past the middle plateau of the Oberblegialp, to the mountain station of Brunnenbergbahn. The cable car takes you to Luchsingen and from there you can take the train back to Linthal or straight home out of the valley.

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Fridolin Hösli
Updated: June 04, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1,575 m
Lowest point
1,096 m
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Tips and hints

Betriebszeiten Gondelbahn Grotzenbüel

Abfahrtszeiten der Brunnenbergbahn.

Link zum ÖV-Fahrplan

Start

Braunwald Dorf (1,559 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'718'374E 1'200'953N
DD
46.949112, 8.993656
DMS
46°56'56.8"N 8°59'37.2"E
UTM
32T 499517 5199509
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Destination

Brunnenbergbahn / Luchsingen

Turn-by-turn directions

Start in Braunwald: on foot in the direction of the Hüttenberg-Grotzenbüel gondola lift.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Direct train connections from Zurich HB to Linthal-Braunwaldbahn. Take the S25 at .43 from Zurich HB. The train arrives at Linthal-Braunwaldbahn at .14, for the .25 connection with the funicular to Braunwald.

Getting there

From Zurich in about 70 minutes or from Chur / Sargans via the motorway (A3) to the Niederurnen exit (No. 44); then main road in the direction of Glarus / Klausen (about 30km to the Linthal-Braunwald Station).

Parking

Parking spaces and camp sites are available in the car park at the Braunwald station in Linthal.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'718'374E 1'200'953N
DD
46.949112, 8.993656
DMS
46°56'56.8"N 8°59'37.2"E
UTM
32T 499517 5199509
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Easy hiking trail. We recommend hiking boots or good trekking shoes.

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Rating

4.5
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Wolge
August 16, 2020 · Community
Auch sehr gut mit Höhenangst zu machen
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Nathalie Meier
July 20, 2020 · Community
wunderschöne Tour, nicht zu anstrengend
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When did you do this route? July 19, 2020
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Virginie Aus Zell 🐌
September 08, 2019 · Community
Magnifique randonnée avec plusieurs points d’intérêts : faune flore mais aussi géologie! Nous l’avons faite avec notre bébé de 7 mois dans le sac de portage et cela reste challenging (difficulté « moyenne »)
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When did you do this route? September 07, 2019
Malgré un temps couvert une magnifique région
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
77 m
Descent
540 m
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