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UNESCO Geophenomena Trail Kerenzerberg

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We invite you to the geologist training at the romantic Talalpsee!
moderate
Distance 9.3 km
3:30 h
769 m
470 m
1,855 m
1,086 m
In October 2015, the Geophenomena Trail was renewed and new information boards explaining the geological phenomena were installed. The trail leads from the Habergschwänd mountain station via Talalpsee and Spaneggsee to the Fronalp Pass and partly follows the official Sardona World Heritage Trail No. 73, so you can learn how glaciers grind rocks, how moraines are formed, how the local rocks write climate histories, and you can read interesting facts about caves, Talalpsee and the Hellloch Doline.

The trail between Habergschwänd and Talalpsee measures 2 kilometers. On this short stretch you can find rocks with an age difference of up to 100 million years. All of them were formed as deposits on the bottom of a sea. Most of them are limestone. In various places they contain fossilized former sea creatures, e.g. assilines. In some places whole "animal graveyards" can be found.

A beautiful and eventful 2-day round trip hike results from combining the Geophenomene Trail with the Schabziger Trail.

Author’s recommendation

Gönnen Sie sich eine Pause auf der Sonnenterrasse des gemütlichen Restaurants Talalpsee
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Highest point
1,855 m
Lowest point
1,086 m
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Tips and hints

Kerenzerbergbahnen

Taxibus Fronalp oder Mullern nach Näfels

Download Wanderdoku Rundwanderung Geophänomene-Weg und Schabziger Weg

Verpflegung und Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten

Berggasthaus Habergschwänd

Naturfreundehaus Fronalp

Restaurant Talalpsee

Start

Bergstation Habergschwänd (1,278 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'728'008E 1'218'404N
DD
47.104257, 9.125104
DMS
47°06'15.3"N 9°07'30.4"E
UTM
32T 509492 5216757
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Destination

Fronalp oder Mullern /Alpenrösli

Turn-by-turn directions

Habergschwänd - Talalpsee - Fronalppass - Fronalp - Mullern / Alpenrösli

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Näfels train station by bus to Filzbach / Sportzentrum, from there by chairlift to Habergschwänd mountain station: https://www.kerenzerbergbahn.ch/ausflugsziel-1/index.php

From Fronalp or from Mullern / Alpenrösli by cab bus back to Näfels

Parking

kostenpflichtiger Parkplatz Filzbach / Sportzentrum

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'728'008E 1'218'404N
DD
47.104257, 9.125104
DMS
47°06'15.3"N 9°07'30.4"E
UTM
32T 509492 5216757
w3w 
///equivocal.lunged.inform
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

Wir empfehlen Trekkingschuhe und -stöcke

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
9.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
769 m
Descent
470 m
Highest point
1,855 m
Lowest point
1,086 m
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