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Lochsiten Path

Nature Trail · UNESCO-Welterbe Tektonikarena Sardona
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    Photo: UNESO Welterbe Tektonikarena Sardona
  • / Fussgängerbrücke zur Lochsite
    Photo: Gudenrath AG Ziegelbrücke
  • / Buchinszenierung bei der Lochsite
    Photo: IG UNESCO Welterbe Tektonikarena Sardona
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Take a walk to the most famous geological outcrop of the Glarus Main Thrust!
easy
Distance 0.5 km
0:10 h
17 m
17 m
587 m
570 m
At the most famous geological outcrop in Switzerland at Lochsite, 250-300 million year old Verrucano rocks lie above younger, 35-50 million year old Flysch rocks. Scientists from all over the world have been researching this rock face for 200 years. The knowledge gained at this site has revolutionized the understanding of mountain building. In particular, they recognized how mountain ranges were formed by blanket overthrusts. Previously, earth scientists had assumed that mountain ranges were formed due to the shrinkage of the earth associated with the cooling of the earth.

With the help of the information panels and staging at the Lochsite, you become a scientist yourself.

After visiting the Lochsite, it is clear to everyone: the "Alpine folding" does not exist!

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
587 m
Lowest point
570 m
Best time of year
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Start

Bushaltestelle Wart (GL) (571 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'725'870E 1'206'378N
DD
46.996514, 9.093596
DMS
46°59'47.5"N 9°05'36.9"E
UTM
32T 507116 5204781
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Destination

Bushaltestelle Wart (GL)

Turn-by-turn directions

Bushaltestelle Wart (GL) - Lochsite - Wart (GL)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus from Schwanden Bhf to Wart (direction Elm)

Getting there

In Schwanden GL turn off in the direction of Elm. After about 4 minutes you will see the unmistakable "Lochsiten" staging.

Parking

Parkplatz vorhanden am Fusse der Fussgängerbrücke

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'725'870E 1'206'378N
DD
46.996514, 9.093596
DMS
46°59'47.5"N 9°05'36.9"E
UTM
32T 507116 5204781
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Es ist keine besondere Ausrüstung notwendig

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
easy
Distance
0.5 km
Duration
0:10 h
Ascent
17 m
Descent
17 m
Highest point
587 m
Lowest point
570 m
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