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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaSbrinz
ViaSbrinz
Stage 4, Guttannen–Obergesteln
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Rundwanderung Gelmersee
Rundwanderung Gelmersee
Route 374, Bergstation Gelmerbahn–Handegg
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 1, Oberwald (Gletsch)–Meiringen
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Guttannen
Grimsel Pass trade route

Grimsel Pass trade route

On the Grimsel mule track route from Meiringen to the top of the pass, an interesting section on the climb from Handegg to the Räterichsbodensee reservoir is considered to be extremely beautiful, both in terms of the line of the route and the landscape.
The Grimselpass never held the same importance as the north-south Alpine transit links of the Gotthard, Grand St-Bernhard or Graubunden passes. From the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland aspect however, the Grimsel-Gries route played an important role in the transport of Sbrinz, a cheese produced in the east of the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland and much in demand in Northern Italy.

The topographically difficult route presented rather a challenge in terms of construction technology. This is particularly illustrated by the fact that the danger of avalanches and landslides made it impossible to avoid bridging the River Aare several times. The two Bögelisbrüggli (arched bridges) are prime examples of bridge-building skills. The Hasli region was responsible for the maintenance of the entire route network, however, the revenue from tolls collected at Ägerstein was insufficient and the Bernese authorities continually had to provide subsidies.
On the Grimsel mule track route from Meiringen to the top of the pass, an interesting section on the climb from Handegg to the Räterichsbodensee reservoir is considered to be extremely beautiful, both in terms of the line of the route and the landscape.
The Grimselpass never held the same importance as the north-south Alpine transit links of the Gotthard, Grand St-Bernhard or Graubunden passes. From the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland aspect however, the Grimsel-Gries route played an important role in the transport of Sbrinz, a cheese produced in the east of the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland and much in demand in Northern Italy.

The topographically difficult route presented rather a challenge in terms of construction technology. This is particularly illustrated by the fact that the danger of avalanches and landslides made it impossible to avoid bridging the River Aare several times. The two Bögelisbrüggli (arched bridges) are prime examples of bridge-building skills. The Hasli region was responsible for the maintenance of the entire route network, however, the revenue from tolls collected at Ägerstein was insufficient and the Bernese authorities continually had to provide subsidies.

Grimsel Pass trade route

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Grimselpass
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Guttannen
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Aarbiwak SAC (teilweise bewartet)
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Guttannen
Bächlitalhütte SAC
Bächlitalhütte SAC
Grimsel Passhöhe
Gelmerhütte SAC
Gelmerhütte SAC
Handegg
Lauteraarhütte SAC
Lauteraarhütte SAC
Grimsel Hospiz
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaSbrinz
ViaSbrinz
Stage 4, Guttannen–Obergesteln
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Rundwanderung Gelmersee
Rundwanderung Gelmersee
Route 374, Bergstation Gelmerbahn–Handegg
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Cycling in the surroundings

Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 1, Oberwald (Gletsch)–Meiringen
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