51 Furka-Höhenweg
51 Furka-Höhenweg

Hiking

Furka-Höhenweg

Furka-Höhenweg

Oberwald–Andermatt

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Furka-Höhenweg

Furka-Höhenweg

A marvellous high-level trail, a scenic tour from Oberwald to Andermatt: Day 1: sensational panoramic views of the Rhone Glacier, Lauteraarhorn and Finsteraarhorn. Day 2: pleasant hike on the Urschner Höhenweg with much to discover en route.
«We would far rather see the Valais to its upper end, therefore we shall return tomorrow evening; and with good luck, by this time on the day after tomorrow we shall sit in Realp in the Urserntal...» wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1779, in his «Letters from Switzerland». At that time, as he crossed the Furkapass on foot and in winter, the journey was tough, walking even more so. There was not one single inn between Oberwald and Realp and the paths left a lot to be desired: «At first we still had a trodden footpath which led down from a neighbouring alp but soon lost this and had to climb up the mountain in snow.»

Things are very different today: The Matterhorn-Gotthard Railway stops in Oberwald before disappearing into a tunnel, the historic steam train puffs up the Furka mountain section, there are plenty of places to stop and most important of all: the hiking paths are well kept and clearly marked. For example the two-day Furka-Höhenweg, a true hiking highlight from Oberwald to Andermatt, from Canton Valais to Canton Uri, packed with sensational views: the ideal weekend tour. On Saturday the hike to the Furkapass with impressive panoramic views of the Rhone Glacier, Lauteraarhorn and Finsteraarhorn. On Sunday breathe in fresh Alpine air on the Urschner Höhenweg (high-level trail) above the Urserental valley.
A marvellous high-level trail, a scenic tour from Oberwald to Andermatt: Day 1: sensational panoramic views of the Rhone Glacier, Lauteraarhorn and Finsteraarhorn. Day 2: pleasant hike on the Urschner Höhenweg with much to discover en route.
«We would far rather see the Valais to its upper end, therefore we shall return tomorrow evening; and with good luck, by this time on the day after tomorrow we shall sit in Realp in the Urserntal...» wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1779, in his «Letters from Switzerland». At that time, as he crossed the Furkapass on foot and in winter, the journey was tough, walking even more so. There was not one single inn between Oberwald and Realp and the paths left a lot to be desired: «At first we still had a trodden footpath which led down from a neighbouring alp but soon lost this and had to climb up the mountain in snow.»

Things are very different today: The Matterhorn-Gotthard Railway stops in Oberwald before disappearing into a tunnel, the historic steam train puffs up the Furka mountain section, there are plenty of places to stop and most important of all: the hiking paths are well kept and clearly marked. For example the two-day Furka-Höhenweg, a true hiking highlight from Oberwald to Andermatt, from Canton Valais to Canton Uri, packed with sensational views: the ideal weekend tour. On Saturday the hike to the Furkapass with impressive panoramic views of the Rhone Glacier, Lauteraarhorn and Finsteraarhorn. On Sunday breathe in fresh Alpine air on the Urschner Höhenweg (high-level trail) above the Urserental valley.
34 km | 2 Stages
2100 m | 2000 m
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Oberwald
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Arrival / return travel Andermatt
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Services

Accommodation

Hotel Furka
Hotel Furka
Oberwald
Sport u.- Holiday-Camp
Sport u.- Holiday-Camp
Oberwald
Albert-Heim-Hütte SAC
Albert-Heim-Hütte SAC
Realp
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Hospental
The River House
The River House
Andermatt
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Andermatt
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Bookable offers

Gommer & Furka Höhenweg
Gommer & Furka Höhenweg
51 Furka Höhenweg
51 Furka Höhenweg
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Places

Furkapass
Furkapass
Oberwald
Oberwald
Grimselpass
Grimselpass
Andermatt
Andermatt
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Places of interest

Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
Rhone Glacier and Ice Grotto
Rhone Glacier and Ice Grotto
Steam Engine Furka Line Section
Steam Engine Furka Line Section
Monument of Suworow
Monument of Suworow
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
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