825 Nussbüel-Weg
825 Nussbüel-Weg

Hiking

Nussbüel-Weg

Nussbüel-Weg

Braunwald–Braunwald

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Nussbüel-Weg

Nussbüel-Weg

The circular trail at Braunwald in Glarus offers uninterrupted views of the high-Alpine mountain chain and an exciting nature experience. Deep green forests, austere rock formations and a captivating panorama invite you to linger.
Start this tour by taking the Braunwaldbahn funicular to the top station. As soon as you step out of the cabin, you are greeted by fantastic views of the Glarus Alps. The path alternates between lush meadows and shaded woodlands, revealing an abundance of breath-taking views of mountains and valley along the way.

You can see wild blueberries, gentians and many other types of plant in all colours. Massive boulders line the wayside in places. There are several options to take a restful break, including fire pits for barbecuing and any number of tranquil spots to choose from. You can also visit the mountain restaurant at Nussbüel if you prefer.

On the lush green slopes you'll find scattered wooden huts typical of the region. The sight of the Ortstock peak is particularly impressive. The far-reaching views to the rest of the Glarner Alps are your faithful companions on the entire tour. The blossoming valley adds to the stunning scenery until you reach your destination.
The circular trail at Braunwald in Glarus offers uninterrupted views of the high-Alpine mountain chain and an exciting nature experience. Deep green forests, austere rock formations and a captivating panorama invite you to linger.
Start this tour by taking the Braunwaldbahn funicular to the top station. As soon as you step out of the cabin, you are greeted by fantastic views of the Glarus Alps. The path alternates between lush meadows and shaded woodlands, revealing an abundance of breath-taking views of mountains and valley along the way.

You can see wild blueberries, gentians and many other types of plant in all colours. Massive boulders line the wayside in places. There are several options to take a restful break, including fire pits for barbecuing and any number of tranquil spots to choose from. You can also visit the mountain restaurant at Nussbüel if you prefer.

On the lush green slopes you'll find scattered wooden huts typical of the region. The sight of the Ortstock peak is particularly impressive. The far-reaching views to the rest of the Glarner Alps are your faithful companions on the entire tour. The blossoming valley adds to the stunning scenery until you reach your destination.
8 km | 1 Stage
280 m | 280 m
2 h 10 min
difficult (for wheelchair users) | difficult (for wheelchair users)

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General information
The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap.ch/tourisme-inclusif or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Andata / ritorno Braunwald
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Barrier-free travel / public transport
Linthal Braunwald station and Schwanden station are reached from the support railway stations Zürich Hauptbahnhof and Ziegelbrücke by Glarner Sprinter (low floor / runs Mo - Fr, not on public holidays). Low-floor buses run from Schwanden (only suitable for users of hand-powered wheelchairs) to the bottom station of the Braunwaldbahn funicular. The Braunwaldbahn funicular has a wheelchair-accessible compartment. Access at the bottom station is via the large goods lift. The funicular staff are happy to help. At the top station, alighting is at even level with a mobile ramp. An alternative to travelling with the Glarner Sprinter is to take a Glarus wheelchair taxi. Advance reservation is necessary. Please phone +41 (0)55 640 66 65 at least one day prior to travel. Reservations for weekend travel must be made on Friday at the latest. Office hours: Mon - Fri 08.30 - 11.00.
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
The bottom station of the Braunwaldbahn funicular has two wheelchair-suitable parking spaces.

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WC top station
WC top station
There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet at the top station of the Braunwaldbahn funicular. WC info: door width 90cm; movement area (DxB) 95x130cm; seat height 47cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 130cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 75cm.
km0 - km0.4
km0 - km0.4
The first section of the route is surfaced. Directly after alighting the funicular, you meet a 50m uphill stretch with a 12% gradient, followed by a 100m downhill stretch with a 15% gradient. At km0.2 you encounter another 100m downhill stretch with a 7% gradient.
km0.4 - km1.7
km0.4 - km1.7
From km0.4 the route follows an easily negotiable gravel path. At km0.6, a 300m downhill stretch with a 10% gradient must be negotiated, followed by a 600m uphill stretch with a 6% gradient.
km1.7 - km5.6
km1.7 - km5.6
At km1.7 a 400m uphill stretch with a maximum 13% gradient starts. Between km2.2 and km3.7, the path has uphill stretches with a maximum 8% gradient and at km3.2 there is a 20m uphill stretch with a gradient of 11% to overcome. The path has a grass middle section between km3.2 and km4.1. The tracks on each side are around 60cm wide. From km3.7 the same path leads back to km1.7.
Restaurant Nussbüel
Restaurant Nussbüel
Restaurant Nussbüel can be entered at even level. There is no wheelchair-accessible toilet.
Restaurant Nussbüel
Nussbüel
8784 Braunwald
Tel. +41 (0)55 643 11 40
info@nussbuel.ch
http://www.nussbuel.ch
km5.6 - km6.9
km5.6 - km6.9
At km5.9 you encounter a 100m uphill stretch with 15% gradient. At km6.1 is an uphill section with a 6% gradient, stretching 700m.
km6.9 - km7.5
km6.9 - km7.5
The path is surfaced again from km7.5. There is a 400m downhill stretch with a 13% gradient.

Arrival | return travel

Andata / ritorno Braunwald
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free return journey / public transport
The funicular runs from Braunwald to Linthal Braunwald station. It has mobile ramp-supported even-level boarding (please ask the funicular staff) at the top station and alighting at the valley station is via goods lift. The Glarner Sprinter (low floor / runs Mo - Fr, not on public holidays) runs from Linthal Braunwaldbahn via the support railway station Ziegelbrücke to the support railway Zürich Hauptbahnhof. If the Glarner Sprinter does not stop at Linthal Braunwaldbahn station, a low-floor bus (only suitable for users of hand-powered wheelchairs) runs to Schwanden station. From there, the Glarner Sprinter runs to the support stations Ziegelbrücke and Zürich Hauptbahnhof. An alternative to travelling with the Glarner Sprinter is to take a Glarus wheelchair taxi. Advance reservation is necessary. Please phone +41 (0)55 640 66 65 at least one day prior to travel. Reservations for weekend travel must be made on Friday at the latest. Office hours: Mon - Fri 08.30 - 11.00.

Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

Services

Accommodation

Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel
Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel
Braunwald
B&B Fam. Manser-Betschart
B&B Fam. Manser-Betschart
Linthal
Hotel Restaurant Adler
Hotel Restaurant Adler
Linthal
Hotel Restaurant Raben
Hotel Restaurant Raben
Linthal
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Places

Braunwald
Braunwald
Linthal
Linthal
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Places of interest

Rüti–Braunwald
Rüti–Braunwald
Via Ferrata climbing routes
Via Ferrata climbing routes
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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization