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Circular hike Firstboden (Expedition Tschinglen)

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    Photo: Elm Ferienregion, Harry Kehl
  • / Firstboden
    Photo: Elm Ferienregion, Spot-Magazin
  • / Firstboden
    Photo: Elm Ferienregion, Spot-Magazin
  • / Firstboden mit Rundholzbau
    Photo: Elm Ferienregion, Harry Kehl
  • / Tschinglen-Wirtschaft
    Photo: Elm Ferienregion, Spot-Magazin
  • / Blick runter nach Elm
    Photo: Elm Ferienregion, Harry Kehl
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The expedition is a voyage of discovery in the middle of the Sardona World Heritage Site. The highlight is the Firstboden at 1,750 m above sea level, with the special log structure, the Überschiebungblick.
moderate
Distance 6.4 km
2:35 h
317 m
792 m
The Tschinglen expedition leads directly into the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona to the wildly romantic alp with its original flora and imposing mountain scenery. the railroad takes the hiker partly over 200 meters high above the imposing Tschinglen gorge to the Tschinglen alp.  Once at the top, the landscape changes. Splashing mountain streams, thundering waterfalls, lush mountain meadows as well as several old wooden barns with the cozy mountain inn await you.

The highlight is certainly the Firstboden. From there you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view over the Sernftal and the Tschinglenhörnern with the Martinsloch, as well as the clear line of the Glarner Hauptüberschiebung. A fireplace and a log cabin with a view of the overthrust invite you to linger.

The way back leads above the Elmer Bergsturz back to the Tschinglen-Alp. Here, a head for heights is a prerequisite in some places. Way back on foot down the Tschinglen gorge to Elm

Author’s recommendation

Der halbstündige Rundweg, auf dem Sie viele Wildblumen entdecken können.  

Einkehr in der heimeligen Tschinglen-Wirtschaft

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,748 m
Lowest point
1,041 m
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Safety information

Teilweise etwas ausgesetzte Stellen.

Tips and hints

Luftseilbahn Elm-Tschinglen-Alp

Tschinglen-Wirtschaft

Start

Talstationn Luftseilbahn Elm-Tschinglen-Alp (1,516 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'733'670E 1'196'447N
DD
46.905681, 9.193207
DMS
46°54'20.5"N 9°11'35.5"E
UTM
32T 514714 5194701
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Destination

Bergstation Luftseilbahn Elm-Tschinglen-Alp

Turn-by-turn directions

Von der Talstation führt ein recht steiler Weg hoch durch die imposante Tschinglen-Schulcht auf die Tschinglen-Alp. Das nächste Stück, vorbei an der Tschinglen-Wirtschaft über den Tschinglennbach ist etwas flacher bevor es dann wieder Richtung Firstboden ansteigt. Oben angekmmen geht der Weg runter Richtung Elm. Nach ca. 10 Minuten verzweigt sich der Weg und sie halten links wieder richtung Tschinglen-Alp. Über den Abrutschhang des Elmer Bergsturzes von 1881, oberhalb der Plattenbergwand führt der Weg wieder zur Tschinglen-Alp. Einige ausgesetzte Stellen. 

Varianten: runter nach Elm wandern

Mit der Bahn hoch fahren und die Schlucht runterwandern.

 

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Mit dem Zug bis Schwanden GL, auf den Bus in Richtung Elm umsteigen, Haltestelle Elm, Station, von hier sind es ca 20 Minuten fussmarsch bis Elm Töniberg (Tschinglenbahn), anschliessend mit der Bahn oder zu Fuss bis auf die Tschinglen Alp

Getting there

By car to Elm Töniberg (Tschinglenbahn), then either by train or on foot to Tschinglen-Alp

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'733'670E 1'196'447N
DD
46.905681, 9.193207
DMS
46°54'20.5"N 9°11'35.5"E
UTM
32T 514714 5194701
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Elm Ferienregion 1:25‘000

Wanderkarte Tektonikarena Sardona 1:50‘000

Ferienregion Elm Online Shop

 

 

Equipment

Wanderschuhe und Wanderausrüstung

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • 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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
2:35 h
Ascent
317 m
Descent
792 m
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