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.
Distance 8.6 km
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.
RailAway Combi Offer Oberblegisee:
Train and experience in one. Benefit from a discounted SBB ticket.
Start in Braunwald: on foot in the direction of the Hüttenberg-Grotzenbüel gondola lift.
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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.
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 spaces and camp sites are available in the car park at the Braunwald station in Linthal.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Easy hiking trail. We recommend hiking boots or good trekking shoes.