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Hinter Klöntal
ViaSuworow
ViaSuworow
Stage 7, Muotathal–Hinter Klöntal
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ViaSuworow
Stage 8, Hinter Klöntal–Glarus
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Pragelpass-Weg
Pragelpass-Weg
Stage 3, Hinter Klöntal–Glarus
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Pragelpass-Weg
Stage 2, Muotathal–Hinter Klöntal
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Cycling in

Hinter Klöntal
Suworow-Route
Suworow-Route
Stage 1, Schwyz–Glarus
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Hinter Klöntal
Längenegg Bike
Glarus
Hinter Klöntal

Hinter Klöntal

Not far from the cantonal capital of Glarus is the Klöntal Valley, surrounded by mountains and holding Klöntalersee lake with its often mirror-like surface. The scattered settlement of Hinter Klöntal is an idyllic departure point for the Pragelpass and Glärnisch.
Muotathal in Canton Schwyz is reached over the Pragelpass (1550m). It was from here that General Suvorov’s army fled to Glarus in 1799. The rumour that the Russians had sunk their war chest in the waters of the Klöntalersee has led to numerous diving attempts - all (as yet) fruitless...

The exactly three square-kilometre natural lake at 848 m altitude was created by a rockslide. Since 1908 it has been used for the production of electricity. The area of wetland where the Klön flows into the lake is considered to be of national importance.

In summer, the scattered settlement in Klöntal at the upper end of the lake has a postbus service from Glarus, ending at Richisau im Hinter Klöntal. Richisau was famous as a health resort (whey cures), visited by artists such as Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Carl Spitteler and Arnold Böcklin and appreciated for the beauty of its landscape. Numerous works by these artists are found in and around the tavern (in the meantime rebuilt). Author Carl Spitteler wrote: «The total of the setting, light, colour and reflections in the Klöntalersee yields a natural beauty par excellence.«

The valley is populated throughout the year by a few farming families and has a considerable amount to offer: two camp sites, water sports (e.g. surfing), fishing, a host of hiking and mountain trails, inns and the SAC Glärnisch Hut etc. The rays of the sun do not manage to penetrate the deep valley in winter; the lake often freezes over, allowing ice skaters to make their pirouettes.

The Windloch is an Alpine karst cave system in Rossmattertal, a Klöntal side valley in the direction of Glärnisch. The 8000m-long cave system has impressive halls, lakes and stunning stalactites and stalagmites. Guided tours are available.

Highlights

  • Klöntalersee – famous for its often mirror-like surface that reflects the surrounding summits.
  • Pragelpass – one of Switzerland’s lesser-known pass roads from Glarus into the Muotatal (Canton Schwyz); on weekends open to cyclists only.
Not far from the cantonal capital of Glarus is the Klöntal Valley, surrounded by mountains and holding Klöntalersee lake with its often mirror-like surface. The scattered settlement of Hinter Klöntal is an idyllic departure point for the Pragelpass and Glärnisch.
Muotathal in Canton Schwyz is reached over the Pragelpass (1550m). It was from here that General Suvorov’s army fled to Glarus in 1799. The rumour that the Russians had sunk their war chest in the waters of the Klöntalersee has led to numerous diving attempts - all (as yet) fruitless...

The exactly three square-kilometre natural lake at 848 m altitude was created by a rockslide. Since 1908 it has been used for the production of electricity. The area of wetland where the Klön flows into the lake is considered to be of national importance.

In summer, the scattered settlement in Klöntal at the upper end of the lake has a postbus service from Glarus, ending at Richisau im Hinter Klöntal. Richisau was famous as a health resort (whey cures), visited by artists such as Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Carl Spitteler and Arnold Böcklin and appreciated for the beauty of its landscape. Numerous works by these artists are found in and around the tavern (in the meantime rebuilt). Author Carl Spitteler wrote: «The total of the setting, light, colour and reflections in the Klöntalersee yields a natural beauty par excellence.«

The valley is populated throughout the year by a few farming families and has a considerable amount to offer: two camp sites, water sports (e.g. surfing), fishing, a host of hiking and mountain trails, inns and the SAC Glärnisch Hut etc. The rays of the sun do not manage to penetrate the deep valley in winter; the lake often freezes over, allowing ice skaters to make their pirouettes.

The Windloch is an Alpine karst cave system in Rossmattertal, a Klöntal side valley in the direction of Glärnisch. The 8000m-long cave system has impressive halls, lakes and stunning stalactites and stalagmites. Guided tours are available.

Highlights

  • Klöntalersee – famous for its often mirror-like surface that reflects the surrounding summits.
  • Pragelpass – one of Switzerland’s lesser-known pass roads from Glarus into the Muotatal (Canton Schwyz); on weekends open to cyclists only.

Arrival and return Hinter Klöntal

Adresse

Verein glarus service
Postfach 312
8750 Glarus
Tel. +41 (0)55 650 21 12
glarusservice@gl-events.ch
www.glarusservice.ch

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Glärnischhütte SAC
Glärnischhütte SAC
Klöntal
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Places of interest

Flowtrail Glarus
Flowtrail Glarus
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Hiking in

Hinter Klöntal
ViaSuworow
ViaSuworow
Stage 7, Muotathal–Hinter Klöntal
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ViaSuworow
ViaSuworow
Stage 8, Hinter Klöntal–Glarus
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Pragelpass-Weg
Pragelpass-Weg
Stage 3, Hinter Klöntal–Glarus
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Pragelpass-Weg
Pragelpass-Weg
Stage 2, Muotathal–Hinter Klöntal
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Cycling in

Hinter Klöntal
Suworow-Route
Suworow-Route
Stage 1, Schwyz–Glarus
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Mountain biking in

Hinter Klöntal
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