A beautiful and varied hike to the Muttsee, the highest reservoir in Europe. The hike starts in Tierfehd, where the first 1000 meters of altitude can be conquered with the KLL Tierfehd-Kalktrittli cable car.
Hike via Muttenwändli:
From the mountain station, the marked hiking trail leads via Chalchtrittli, Nüschen, Muttenwändli to the hut. This trail has been extended and widened, exposed areas are adequately equipped with chains - appox. 2.5 hrs. from the mountain station / T3.
Hike through the gallery:
From the mountain station, a marked hiking trail leads through the power plant tunnel (approx. 3 km) to Lake Limmeren. From there on the renovated and widened hiking trail ascends over mortar to the hut. This trail dries quickly after precipitation due to its south-facing location - 2.5 hrs. from the mountain station / T2 (a short passage secured with chains T3). Sturdy shoes are indispensable here.
Access from Linthal:
Via Auengüter / Obbort: If you want to start from Linthal without the cable car, walk via Auengüter to Obbort and through the "Tritt" to Baumgartenalp. From there via Tor, Nutzenbrunnen, Gälb Chopf, Nüschenalp, Muttenwändli to the hut. The "Tritt" is tricky in wet conditions, especially on the descent. (6 to 7 hours from Linthal SBB / T4)
Via Pantenbrugg: From Linthal west along the Linth to Tierfehd and further via Pantenbrugg, Üeli, Schwamm to Baumgartenalp. From there via Geisstritt, Ober Baumgarten, Chalchtrittli, Nüschenalp, Muttenwändli to the hut. 6 to 7 hours from Linthal SBB / T3
Safety informationMuttenwändli is dangerous when snow and ice are present.
Tips and hints
Due to the Axpo Solar Project "the largest alpine solar plant in Switzerland", the dam wall is not accessible in the summer of 2021! The hike to the Muttseehütte is not affected by this, the Muttseehütte SAC welcomes your visit! Access to the Kistenpasshütte SAC is still guaranteed via detour.
The Linth-Limmern hydroelectric power station can be viewed with a guided tour!
From Zurich or Churs / Sargans about 80 minutes on the highway (A3) to exit Niederurnen (No. 44). Follow the main road in the direction of Glarus / Klausen. In the village of Linthal drive in the direction of Tierfehd.
If you travel by public transport, the walk to Tierfehd takes about 1.5 hours.
ParkingAmple parking available at the cable car at KLL Tierfehd Kalktrittli.
EquipmentOnly suitable for mountain walkers with a head for heights! Partly exposed in the lower section. Children should not be left unattended! Sturdy shoes are essential.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- 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
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Climbing helmet as required
- 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.