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Murgseen Rundtour
Murgseen Rundtour

Hiking

Murgseen Rundtour

Murg (Merlen)–Murg (Merlen)

Murgseen Rundtour

Embedded in a romantic wild mountain basin lie the three Murg lakes. Brooks, lakes, waterfalls, peat meadows, rockeries and the protected Swiss pine forest reserve by the lowest of the Murg lakes make this round trip an unforgettable nature experience.
From Murg am Walensee you can reach the starting point by car or Murgsee bus. The ascent to Gspon is relatively steep and good hiking boots and physical fitness are required. After this, the terrain becomes flatter. The path leads along the Gsponbach to Alp Unter Mürtschen. Copper and silver ore were mined here, particularly in the second half of the 19th century.

The Mürtschenstock with its three peaks, Stock, Fulen and Ruchen, rises up imposingly on the way to Ober Mürtschen. Over the Murgseefurggel you reach the Murg lakes, framed within a garland of mountains. In little time, the upper Murg lake is reached with the Murg lake mountain hut, which owes its existence to the earlier ore mining.

Past the middle Murg lake, the route leaves the valley. If you take a look behind you, you can see the waterfall that crashes down into the lower Murg lake. This lake is located in a nature reserve with ancient Swiss pines. No use of timber takes place in any form; the area is protected as a forest reserve. Hiking over the Alp Guflen and Alp Mornen returns you to the starting point in Merlen.
Embedded in a romantic wild mountain basin lie the three Murg lakes. Brooks, lakes, waterfalls, peat meadows, rockeries and the protected Swiss pine forest reserve by the lowest of the Murg lakes make this round trip an unforgettable nature experience.
From Murg am Walensee you can reach the starting point by car or Murgsee bus. The ascent to Gspon is relatively steep and good hiking boots and physical fitness are required. After this, the terrain becomes flatter. The path leads along the Gsponbach to Alp Unter Mürtschen. Copper and silver ore were mined here, particularly in the second half of the 19th century.

The Mürtschenstock with its three peaks, Stock, Fulen and Ruchen, rises up imposingly on the way to Ober Mürtschen. Over the Murgseefurggel you reach the Murg lakes, framed within a garland of mountains. In little time, the upper Murg lake is reached with the Murg lake mountain hut, which owes its existence to the earlier ore mining.

Past the middle Murg lake, the route leaves the valley. If you take a look behind you, you can see the waterfall that crashes down into the lower Murg lake. This lake is located in a nature reserve with ancient Swiss pines. No use of timber takes place in any form; the area is protected as a forest reserve. Hiking over the Alp Guflen and Alp Mornen returns you to the starting point in Merlen.
14 km | 1 Stage
880 m | 880 m
5 h 30 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

On road

Hints

Hint
There is no public transport available for getting to Merlen. You can however get there with the Murgtal bus (with no set timetable) from Murg station – you need to register in advance by telephone: Taxi Walser (Murg).
Arrival / return travel Merlen
The alpine taxi operates from Murg to Merlen/Mornen and back.
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Season
Best period: July – October.
Signalization
Merlen - Gspon - Unter Mürtschen - Ober Mürtschen - Murgseefurggel - Murgsee - Mornen Alp - Mornen Parkplatz – Merlen.

Contact

FERIENREGION HEIDILAND
Infostelle Walensee-Unterterzen
Walenseestrasse 18
8882 Unterterzen
Tel. +41 (0)81 720 17 17
Fax. +41 (0)81 720 17 18
unterterzen@heidiland.com
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