576 Bärgmandlipfad Giswil
576 Bärgmandlipfad Giswil

Hiking

Bärgmandlipfad Giswil

Bärgmandlipfad Giswil

Mörlialp–Mörlialp

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Bärgmandlipfad Giswil

Bärgmandlipfad Giswil

At the center of this circular walk is Giswilerstock, the local mountain. On the Bärgmandlipfad you work your way around this huge limestone massif following ancient routes that lead from pasture to pasture.
On the trail of the Bärgmandli, this hike circumnavigates the Giswilerstock, the mountain at the centre of Obwalden's mountain dwarf sagas. Legend has it that these figures with their pointy hats originally came from Venice. They knew the formula for making mirrors, which were costly items in the Middle Ages. The secret ingredient: rocks from the Alps such as brownstone, which contains manganese. Ore and mineral prospectors were soon excavating the region to find the sought-after deposits. This legends, the local geology, flora and fauna are described in the Bärgmandlipfad brochure (available at Mörli- and Fluonalp and at the Giswil tourist office).

This circular hiking route begins at Mörlialp meadow, high above Lake Sarnen. Many parts of the path take you through a no-hunting zone where wild animals can rest. There you might observe chamois, deer and also the golden eagle. In springtime, the trail features a superb cross-section of alpine flora. Along the way you can have a hearty meal at one of the local restaurants.

The trail provides wonderful views; to the south is Haslital with the Bernese Alps and the Wetterhorn chain beyond it; westward lies Mariental with the imposing Schrattenfluh; to the north are the Ried Alps bordering Mount Pilatus; and finally to the east is the lovely Sarneraatal. Tip: if you're fit and you're tempted by even more spectacular vistas, take a detour to the Giswilerstock. From Fluonalp, you can reach the cross on the summit in a little more than an hour.
At the center of this circular walk is Giswilerstock, the local mountain. On the Bärgmandlipfad you work your way around this huge limestone massif following ancient routes that lead from pasture to pasture.
On the trail of the Bärgmandli, this hike circumnavigates the Giswilerstock, the mountain at the centre of Obwalden's mountain dwarf sagas. Legend has it that these figures with their pointy hats originally came from Venice. They knew the formula for making mirrors, which were costly items in the Middle Ages. The secret ingredient: rocks from the Alps such as brownstone, which contains manganese. Ore and mineral prospectors were soon excavating the region to find the sought-after deposits. This legends, the local geology, flora and fauna are described in the Bärgmandlipfad brochure (available at Mörli- and Fluonalp and at the Giswil tourist office).

This circular hiking route begins at Mörlialp meadow, high above Lake Sarnen. Many parts of the path take you through a no-hunting zone where wild animals can rest. There you might observe chamois, deer and also the golden eagle. In springtime, the trail features a superb cross-section of alpine flora. Along the way you can have a hearty meal at one of the local restaurants.

The trail provides wonderful views; to the south is Haslital with the Bernese Alps and the Wetterhorn chain beyond it; westward lies Mariental with the imposing Schrattenfluh; to the north are the Ried Alps bordering Mount Pilatus; and finally to the east is the lovely Sarneraatal. Tip: if you're fit and you're tempted by even more spectacular vistas, take a detour to the Giswilerstock. From Fluonalp, you can reach the cross on the summit in a little more than an hour.
14 km | 1 Stage
950 m | 950 m
5 h 00 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Mörlialp
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Consideration
Visitors are not allowed to stray from the trail.
Consideration
A leash law applies to dogs.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Mörlialp
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Contact

Giswil-Mörlialp Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 1
6074 Giswil
Tel. +41 (0) 41 675 17 60
info@giswil-tourismus.ch
www.giswil-tourismus.ch

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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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