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Obwaldner Höhenweg
Obwaldner Höhenweg
Stage 4, Brünigpass–Melchsee-Frutt
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Älggialp, geogr. centre of Switzerland

Älggialp, geogr. centre of Switzerland

Switzerland's geographic centre is on the Älggialp; it was measured using state-of-the-art technology to mark the 150th anniversary of swisstopo, the country's geo-information agency.
"Älggi is a centre worthy of the name, " declared the lead surveyor; traffic-free and far from any bustle, its peace and quiet provides a perfect setting for relaxation – and perhaps for rediscovering one’s own centre. The municipality hit on a creative way to mark this point in the landscape: he local cairn enthusiasts’ club erected a wall in the shape of Switzerland to surround it.

That said, the marker was moved 500 metres south-eastwards as it was felt no one would want to visit the exact centre at the foot of a rock face. Standing on the little rise near the Älggi mountain inn, the visitor can enjoy views of the Alpboden, the surrounding ring of mountains and the midlands.
Switzerland's geographic centre is on the Älggialp; it was measured using state-of-the-art technology to mark the 150th anniversary of swisstopo, the country's geo-information agency.
"Älggi is a centre worthy of the name, " declared the lead surveyor; traffic-free and far from any bustle, its peace and quiet provides a perfect setting for relaxation – and perhaps for rediscovering one’s own centre. The municipality hit on a creative way to mark this point in the landscape: he local cairn enthusiasts’ club erected a wall in the shape of Switzerland to surround it.

That said, the marker was moved 500 metres south-eastwards as it was felt no one would want to visit the exact centre at the foot of a rock face. Standing on the little rise near the Älggi mountain inn, the visitor can enjoy views of the Alpboden, the surrounding ring of mountains and the midlands.

Älggialp, geogr. centre of Switzerland

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Obwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 1
6060 Sarnen
Tel. +41 (0)41 666 50 40
info@obwalden-tourismus.ch
www.obwalden-tourismus.ch

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Hiking in the surroundings

Obwaldner Höhenweg
Obwaldner Höhenweg
Stage 4, Brünigpass–Melchsee-Frutt
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