29 Pragelpass-Weg
29 Pragelpass-Weg

Hiking

Pragelpass-Weg

Pragelpass-Weg

Schwyz–Glarus

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Pragelpass-Weg

Pragelpass-Weg

The Pragelpass lives from its eventful history, but also from its beauty between the two different worlds of the cantons Schwyz and Glarus. A tranquil hike with the Schwammhöchi as an atmospheric finale.
The Pragelpass links two cantons with very different characteristics: Schwyz and Glarus. This is probably why the road over the Pragelpass has never really been developed despite its strategic significance, particularly during World War II.

However, from the point of view of environmentalists and hikers, this is also an advantage. The road on the Schwyz side leads through the Bödmerenwald forest, which has largely retained its primeval forest character and, with an area of about 1480 acres, is the most extensive sub-Alpine spruce forest in Western Europe. This hunting area is easily surveyed from the hiking trail. Also along the route and hidden under the enormous karst area, is the Höllloch, the longest cave system in Europe with 195 km of explored passageways.

On the other side of the pass, the trail leads through quiet fields and woodland, past pretty houses, farm buildings and taverns. After the particularly beautiful Klöntalersee, which despite being man-made blends perfectly into the rugged mountain landscape, the final point is reached over the Schwammhöchi, where you are surprised by a lovely water meadow landscape.
The Pragelpass lives from its eventful history, but also from its beauty between the two different worlds of the cantons Schwyz and Glarus. A tranquil hike with the Schwammhöchi as an atmospheric finale.
The Pragelpass links two cantons with very different characteristics: Schwyz and Glarus. This is probably why the road over the Pragelpass has never really been developed despite its strategic significance, particularly during World War II.

However, from the point of view of environmentalists and hikers, this is also an advantage. The road on the Schwyz side leads through the Bödmerenwald forest, which has largely retained its primeval forest character and, with an area of about 1480 acres, is the most extensive sub-Alpine spruce forest in Western Europe. This hunting area is easily surveyed from the hiking trail. Also along the route and hidden under the enormous karst area, is the Höllloch, the longest cave system in Europe with 195 km of explored passageways.

On the other side of the pass, the trail leads through quiet fields and woodland, past pretty houses, farm buildings and taverns. After the particularly beautiful Klöntalersee, which despite being man-made blends perfectly into the rugged mountain landscape, the final point is reached over the Schwammhöchi, where you are surprised by a lovely water meadow landscape.
48 km | 3 Stages
1600 m | 1650 m
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Schwyz, Post
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Arrival / return travel Glarus
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Accommodation

Hirschen Backpackers.Hotel.Pub...
Hirschen Backpackers.Hotel.Pub...
Schwyz
Ferienhof Rüti
Ferienhof Rüti
Morschach
Seminar- & Wellnesshotel Stoos
Seminar- & Wellnesshotel Stoos
Stoos SZ
erlebniswelt moutathal GmbH / Hüttenhotel Husky-Lodge
erlebniswelt moutathal GmbH / Hüttenhotel Husky-Lodge
Muotathal
Glärnischhütte SAC
Glärnischhütte SAC
Klöntal
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Tell Trail Luzern - Sörenberg
Tell Trail Luzern - Sörenberg
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Places

Schwyz
Schwyz
Stoos
Stoos
Muotathal
Muotathal
Hinter Klöntal
Hinter Klöntal
Glarus
Glarus
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Places of interest

Forum of Swiss History Schwyz
Forum of Swiss History Schwyz
Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation
Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation
Rotenflue cable car
Rotenflue cable car
Funicular Stoos
Funicular Stoos
Hölloch - Muotathal
Hölloch - Muotathal
Staldenweg
Staldenweg
Flowtrail Glarus
Flowtrail Glarus
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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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