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Schabziger Höhenweg (High Altitude Trail)

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    Photo: Hannes Hochuli (Glarus Nord Tourismus), VISIT Glarnerland AG
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    Photo: Hannes Hochuli (Glarus Nord Tourismus), VISIT Glarnerland AG
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Find out about the famous aromatic herb cheese from the "Zigerschlitz".
easy
Distance 6.7 km
2:24 h
349 m
290 m

The trail is an exciting and educational nature trail, dotted with informational boards along the way. A highlight of the trail is a mechanical Stöckli forming machine from 1910, which can be seen at one of the stations. The trail starts at Habergschwänd heading via Nüenalp where can experience your own Cheese Journey and look over the shoulder of the cheese makers. Carry on to Sattelboden with its new fireplace and enjoy the excellent view of Mullerenberg. Onwards to Chummenwald, the Naturfreundehaus Fronalpstock, for a well deserved overnight stay and a tasty meal such as Zigerhörali. Your reward throughout the journey are magnificent views over the whole Glarnerland and the Linthebene.

To make an adventurous round-trip combine the hike with the UNESCO World Heritage Geological Trail. You should plan 2 days for the round-trip. There are several overnight accommodations along the way.

As a continuation, you can hike on via the Ennetberge to the Glarus train station (5.6 km, 951 meters descent in 2 hours) or you can complete the loop as a two-day hike on the UNESCO World Heritage Geological Trail, back to the starting point Habergschwänd/Filzbach.

If you don't want to walk back to the Näfels-Mollis train station (6.4 km, 960 meters descent in 2 hours), you can pre-order the Reust Taxi 079 283 77 77.

To get there by public transport, take the bus at Näfels-Mollis station, towards Filzbach Sportzentrum.

Author’s recommendation

Should you take the tour in the opposite direction (Naturfreundehaus Fronalp - Alp Habergschwänd), there is an additional adventurous challenge at the end: scooter from the mountain station Habergschwänd to Filzbach!
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UNESCO Welterbe Terktonikarena Sardona
Update: May 10, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,450 m
Lowest point
1,160 m
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Tips and hints

Board and lodging:

Berggasthaus Habergschwänd

Besenbeiz Nüenalp

Besenbeiz Mullerä-Beizli (nur Verpflegung)

Naturfreundehaus Fronalp

Start

Filzbach Sports Center / Habergschwänd Mountain Station (1,275 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'728'010E 1'218'426N
DD
47.104456, 9.125135
DMS
47°06'16.0"N 9°07'30.5"E
UTM
32T 509494 5216779
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Destination

Berggasthaus Naturfreundehaus Fronalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Filzbach-Sportzentrum - Bergstation Habergschwänd - Mittlere Nüenalp - Sattelboden (Grillplatz mit Bergpanorama) - Mullern - Berggasthaus Naturfreundehaus Fronalp (Oberruhstell)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By bus from Näfels / Mollis train station to Filzbach Sportzentrum, then by chair lift to Habergschwänd mountain station. At the end of the hike by minibus from Mullern / Fronalp back to Näfels.

Getting there

Park the car at Näfels-Mollis train station and take the bus to Filzbach Sportzentrum. Then take the chairlift to the Habergschwänd mountain station. At the end of the hike by minibus from Mullern / Fronalp back to Näfels.

Parking

Paid parking

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'728'010E 1'218'426N
DD
47.104456, 9.125135
DMS
47°06'16.0"N 9°07'30.5"E
UTM
32T 509494 5216779
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Gemeinde Glarus Nord (Hg.): UNESCO Geo-Phänomene-Weg. Das UNESCO-Weltnaturerbe auf spannendem Pfad erforschen. PDF Wanderdokumentation

Equipment

Trekking shoes/hiking boots, water bottle, waterproofs

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.7 km
Duration
2:24 h
Ascent
349 m
Descent
290 m
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