595 Höhenweg Schächental
595 Höhenweg Schächental

Hiking

Höhenweg Schächental

Höhenweg Schächental

Klausenpass–Flüelen (Eggberge)

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Höhenweg Schächental

Höhenweg Schächental

The mountain pass area of the Klausen is without doubt one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. The high-altitude track lpasses through fantastic landscapes, majestic mountains and unique flora and fauna.
For centuries this original track has been the most direct route between the cantons Uri and Glarus, following the wild and romantic valley of Schächental. Nowadays it starts at the Klausenpass on the sunny side of the valley and winds, both up and down, all the way to Eggbergen. This is high above Bürglen and Altdorf with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The hike also offers much with regards to flora and fauna. A lot of rainfall and impermeable grounds have given way to many moors. Those moors are the habitat of many rare and protected plants and animals. If you look carefully you might see many wild species, amongst them red deer, chamois, marmots, rabbits, foxes and badgers. Golden eagles can also quite often be seen in the valley of Schächental.

From the pass of Klausen, the path takes you through beautiful alpine meadows to Untere Balm. After a short section on the main road you follow a walking track to the alp Heidmanegg. After Heidmanegg, the path will lead you on narrow tracks through ever changing, light forests at Äbnet and through open and flowery alpine meadows. Above Ratzi the path then follows again a wider track to Biel. Then you walk through the hollow of Selez before reaching the little lake of Fleschsee. Fleschsee is an ideal family picnic spot with ready-built fire places. Down to Grünen Boden through a light forest, you will then reach the cable car station of Eggbergen. The fantastic view down to the lake of Uri and over the renowned historic hay making area of Rophaien finishes the imposing experience of your high-altitude hike of Schächental.

Tip: If you’re not up to doing the entire route on foot, there are three other gondolas available to shorten the walk: Ruogig, Biel-Kinzig and Ratzi.
The mountain pass area of the Klausen is without doubt one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. The high-altitude track lpasses through fantastic landscapes, majestic mountains and unique flora and fauna.
For centuries this original track has been the most direct route between the cantons Uri and Glarus, following the wild and romantic valley of Schächental. Nowadays it starts at the Klausenpass on the sunny side of the valley and winds, both up and down, all the way to Eggbergen. This is high above Bürglen and Altdorf with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The hike also offers much with regards to flora and fauna. A lot of rainfall and impermeable grounds have given way to many moors. Those moors are the habitat of many rare and protected plants and animals. If you look carefully you might see many wild species, amongst them red deer, chamois, marmots, rabbits, foxes and badgers. Golden eagles can also quite often be seen in the valley of Schächental.

From the pass of Klausen, the path takes you through beautiful alpine meadows to Untere Balm. After a short section on the main road you follow a walking track to the alp Heidmanegg. After Heidmanegg, the path will lead you on narrow tracks through ever changing, light forests at Äbnet and through open and flowery alpine meadows. Above Ratzi the path then follows again a wider track to Biel. Then you walk through the hollow of Selez before reaching the little lake of Fleschsee. Fleschsee is an ideal family picnic spot with ready-built fire places. Down to Grünen Boden through a light forest, you will then reach the cable car station of Eggbergen. The fantastic view down to the lake of Uri and over the renowned historic hay making area of Rophaien finishes the imposing experience of your high-altitude hike of Schächental.

Tip: If you’re not up to doing the entire route on foot, there are three other gondolas available to shorten the walk: Ruogig, Biel-Kinzig and Ratzi.
22 km | 1 Stage
740 m | 1250 m
6 h 15 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Klausen Passhöhe
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Hints

Hint
The high-altitude hike Schächental is also very suitable for a 2-day hike with accommodation available at Ratzi or Biel.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Eggberge
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Contact

Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
info@uri.info
www.uri.info

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Accommodation

Berggasthaus Ratzi
Berggasthaus Ratzi
Spiringen
Hof Ratismatt
Hof Ratismatt
Spiringen
Hotel Tourist
Hotel Tourist
Flüelen
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Urner Cable Car Hike: Altdorf - Altdorf
Urner Cable Car Hike: Altdorf - Altdorf
Urner Cable Car Hike
Urner Cable Car Hike
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Places

Klausenpass
Klausenpass
Biel-Chinzig
Biel-Chinzig
Flüelen
Flüelen
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Swimming

Flüelen lido
Flüelen lido
Swimming baths Altdorf
Swimming baths Altdorf
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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.
Signalization