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90 Reuss Kanu
90 Reuss Kanu

Canoeing

Reuss Kanu

Reuss Kanu

Bremgarten–Gebenstorf
Reuss Kanu

Reuss Kanu

The Reuss is the green oasis in the heart of the Mittelland. The jungle-like vegetation on its banks, rapids and many islands make this a wonderfully varied canoeing trip.
From the tiny picturesque town of Bremgarten, you embark on a journey through the middle of one of the largest natural landscapes in the Mittelland. The Reuss winds in sweeping curves between lush green banks, protected nature reserves along their whole length.

The river itself is very varied. Various rapids require concentration but on the quieter stretches you can explore around numerous islands.

You paddle along with the swift current, past Gnadenthal Monastery, the picturesque town of Mellingen and finally through a dark and secluded wooded dingle to leave the river at Gebenstorf. Its natural beauty and easy white waters make the Reuss one of the most rewarding goals in Switzerland for canoeists.
The Reuss is the green oasis in the heart of the Mittelland. The jungle-like vegetation on its banks, rapids and many islands make this a wonderfully varied canoeing trip.
From the tiny picturesque town of Bremgarten, you embark on a journey through the middle of one of the largest natural landscapes in the Mittelland. The Reuss winds in sweeping curves between lush green banks, protected nature reserves along their whole length.

The river itself is very varied. Various rapids require concentration but on the quieter stretches you can explore around numerous islands.

You paddle along with the swift current, past Gnadenthal Monastery, the picturesque town of Mellingen and finally through a dark and secluded wooded dingle to leave the river at Gebenstorf. Its natural beauty and easy white waters make the Reuss one of the most rewarding goals in Switzerland for canoeists.
25 km | 1 Stage
medium | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Bremgarten Obertor
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Boat entrance point Bremgarten
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Dangerous spot
Rapids shortly after Bremgarten (Honegger weir). Keep to the right of the island in the middle of the river.

Rapids between Göslikon-Fischbach and Gnadenthal. From Göslikon-Fischbach, continue on the left side of the river middle – then, on passing the island to your right, switch to right side of the river, as a damn on the left side hinders passage.

Obstacles in the river and near the banks. Trees and bridge piers protruding from the river to be avoided in good time.

Under no circumstances continue after the river exit point at Gebenstorf (immediately after river bend). The following weir is not navigable and extremely dangerous.
Boat entrance point Gnadental
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Boat entrance point Mellingen
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Boat exit point Gebenstorf
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Driving ban in the Reussdörfli Gebenstorf district
Access to the boat launch ramp in Gebenstorf is not permitted with motorized vehicles. Driving is banned in the whole Reussdörfli district and fines apply for disregard.

General safety

Water level Reuss
Recommended outward flow: Mellingen 50-270 m3/s.
SMS Code (send to number 9234, resp. +41 76 414 12 34): Q 2018.
Daily measurement of outward flow

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Protected area
Entire section in landscape conservation area. Landing only permitted on numerous, marked resting spots.
Remaining shore area and islands may not be accessed and branches may not be travelled. Fires may only be lit at the places provided. Camping in general is prohibited.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Gebenstorf, Reuss
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Transfer Gebenstorf–Bremgarten
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Transfer Gebenstorf–Bremgarten
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Gebenstorf, Reuss–Bremgarten, Bahnhof via Mellingen Heitersberg, Bahnhof
Reason: access to Route.
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Services

Accommodation

Blue Wall BnB
Blue Wall BnB
Gebenstorf
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Bookable offers

Guided tour: Canoe Holidays Reuss-Aare-Rhein-Tour
Guided tour: Canoe Holidays Reuss-Aare-Rhein-Tour
Guided tour: Day Trip Reuss
Guided tour: Day Trip Reuss
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Places

Bremgarten AG
Bremgarten AG
Mellingen
Mellingen
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Places of interest

Bremgarten–Eggenwil
Bremgarten–Eggenwil
The varied landscape of the Reuss
The varied landscape of the Reuss
Königsfelden Friary
Königsfelden Friary
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
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