Grotzenbüel - Seblengrat
Seblengrat-Gumen (Ice gallery)
During the first half, we will cover the majority of the 340 meters of elevation to the Seblengrat: Through open spruce forests, the winter hiking trail leads up to the viewpoint Chnügrat. As you climb higher, the Glarner Gipfelpanorama reveals a panoramic view of the Ortstock, the Hausberg (local mountain) of Braunwald, and the majestic Tödi (3614 m above sea level). The vantage grants you a spectacular view of the lowest gorge in Switzerland, a 3000-meter rise from the village of Linthal to the summit of the Tödi.
The route continues up the ridge to the Seblengrat and leads to the rustic Bergrestaurant. The ice gallery that connects the Seblengrat with the Gumen is impressive. A tunnel cut into the rock leads into a magical world of icicles and ice crystals. The path gently climbs up to the Gumen. The cosy Bergasthaus offers refreshments and one of the most stunning scenic spots in Garnerland. Having you reached the summit, the only way is down.
Initially, the descent is relatively steep until Braunwaldalp (Oberstafel). The route traverses the slopes and continues down a pleasant, well-maintained path to the crossroads to Ortstockhaus. For those interested in a listed heritage site, an architectural gem at 1772 metres above sea level, take a brief 5-10 minute detour. Your reward: Admire the breathtaking landscape of the Ortstock from glorious sun decks. The restaurant is accessible via a ski trail and carefully prepared paths back to Grotzenbüel to the starting point.
Both the Gumen Restaurant and Ortstockhaus offer overnight stays. Reservation in advance recommended.