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Via GeoAlpina Tectonikarena Sardona (Stage 2: Elm - Linthal)

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  • Blick auf das Martinsloch aus Richtung Elm
    / Blick auf das Martinsloch aus Richtung Elm
    Photo: Ruedi Homberger
m 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 20 15 10 5 km Schiefertafelfabrik Elm Ämpächli Blick … Sardona Sicht auf das Martinsloch
Blick auf das legendäre Martinsloch!

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed.Current information

closed
difficult
Distance 24.9 km
4:46 h
1,510 m
1,840 m
2,262 m
646 m
The Via GeoAlpina is a joint project of the Alpine countries launched in the framework of the International Year of Planet Earth 2007. The aim of the project is to make the public aware of the geological, geomorphological or hydrological highlights along the various routes of the ViaAlpina from Trieste to Monaco.

Two stages of the Via GeoAlpina lead right through the Sardona World Heritage Site.

The second stage from Elm to Linthal leads through an impressive landscape with a mountain panorama in which the Glarus main overthrust is again particularly visible. Particularly beautiful in the first part is the view of the legendary Martinsloch and the Tschingelhörner, which mark the border between the cantons of Glarus and Graubünden.

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Highest point
2,262 m
Lowest point
646 m
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Tips and hints

Unterkunft und Verpflegung unterwegs: Skihütte Obererbs

Start

Weisstannen (978 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'732'012E 1'197'879N
DD
46.918889, 9.171855
DMS
46°55'08.0"N 9°10'18.7"E
UTM
32T 513085 5196165
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Destination

Elm

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

With the S25 you can get directly from Zurich to Schwanden every hour and from there with the Autobetrieb Sernftal AG (bus) to Elm.

Getting there

From Zurich or Chur along the A3 to exit 44 (Niederurnen). Then follow the main road through Glarnerland and turn off at Schwanden in the direction of Elm.

Parking

Diverse Parkmöglichkeiten in Elm

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'732'012E 1'197'879N
DD
46.918889, 9.171855
DMS
46°55'08.0"N 9°10'18.7"E
UTM
32T 513085 5196165
w3w 
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Trekking- oder Wanderschuhe, Wanderstöcke, Regenschutz, Trinkflasche

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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
24.9 km
Duration
4:46 h
Ascent
1,510 m
Descent
1,840 m
Highest point
2,262 m
Lowest point
646 m
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