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Linthal
Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 4, Elm–Linthal
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 5, Linthal–Urner Boden
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Nussbüel-Weg
Nussbüel-Weg
Route 825, Braunwald–Braunwald
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Linthal
Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 3, Glarus–Flüelen
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Linthal
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Glarus Süd
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Linthal

Linthal, southernmost municipality of the Glarus Region, is not only the source of the Linth, the valley station to Braunwald, departure point of many hikes and mountain tours e.g. to the Tödi, but also the starting place for the famous Klausen motor races.
The highest point of the municipality and also of the canton is the 3614m Tödi on the Canton Graubünden border. The village of Linthal is an awe-inspiring 3000 m lower down. The Linthschlucht gorge is especially spectacular: the young Linth forces its way through narrow cliffs before flowing into the flatlands at Tierfehd. Negotiating it is a challenge. Linthal has other sightseeing attractions including the «Berglistüber» waterfall and sulphur springs; a modest fountain left over from the once prestigious spa.

The municipal area also includes the Limmerensee (1857 m) and the Muttsee (2446 m), two reservoirs belonging to the Linth-Limmern AG power station. Mountain transport (Braunwald Railway and the Kalktrittli and Fisetenbahn Urnerboden aerial cableways) provide easier access to the hiking region. Five SAC huts are also located on municipal soil.

The Klausenpass leading from the Glarus Region to Central Switzerland starts its climb in the valley at Linthal. After a few twists and turns, the road reaches the wide Urnerboden plateau. Although the summit of the pass is still some distance away, this alp, the largest in Switzerland with up to 1200 head of cattle, is in Canton Uri. A high-level trail with superb views of Tödi (3614 m) and Clariden links the Urnerboden with the Braunwald high plateau, a traffic-free Glarus sun and holiday terrace with a popular skiing and hiking area.

Until the 18th century, the population of Linthal lived from farming. Other ways to earn a living arrived in 1714 with manual cotton spinning mills and 1760 with hand weaving mills, bringing an increase in the population. The textile industry still plays an important role in the Glarus hinterland despite many crises.

Highlights

  • Linthschlucht gorge – rugged and steep walls just a few metres apart, show the force with which the young Linth has sought its course through here.
  • Braunwald – traffic-free and awarded the «Families Welcome» label. Known for the «Zwäärg Baartli» (bearded dwarf) trail. Funicular from Linthal.
  • Tödi (3614 m) – the highest mountain in Glarus towers almost 3000 metres above the valley floor, making the Linthal the deepest valley in Switzerland.
Linthal, southernmost municipality of the Glarus Region, is not only the source of the Linth, the valley station to Braunwald, departure point of many hikes and mountain tours e.g. to the Tödi, but also the starting place for the famous Klausen motor races.
The highest point of the municipality and also of the canton is the 3614m Tödi on the Canton Graubünden border. The village of Linthal is an awe-inspiring 3000 m lower down. The Linthschlucht gorge is especially spectacular: the young Linth forces its way through narrow cliffs before flowing into the flatlands at Tierfehd. Negotiating it is a challenge. Linthal has other sightseeing attractions including the «Berglistüber» waterfall and sulphur springs; a modest fountain left over from the once prestigious spa.

The municipal area also includes the Limmerensee (1857 m) and the Muttsee (2446 m), two reservoirs belonging to the Linth-Limmern AG power station. Mountain transport (Braunwald Railway and the Kalktrittli and Fisetenbahn Urnerboden aerial cableways) provide easier access to the hiking region. Five SAC huts are also located on municipal soil.

The Klausenpass leading from the Glarus Region to Central Switzerland starts its climb in the valley at Linthal. After a few twists and turns, the road reaches the wide Urnerboden plateau. Although the summit of the pass is still some distance away, this alp, the largest in Switzerland with up to 1200 head of cattle, is in Canton Uri. A high-level trail with superb views of Tödi (3614 m) and Clariden links the Urnerboden with the Braunwald high plateau, a traffic-free Glarus sun and holiday terrace with a popular skiing and hiking area.

Until the 18th century, the population of Linthal lived from farming. Other ways to earn a living arrived in 1714 with manual cotton spinning mills and 1760 with hand weaving mills, bringing an increase in the population. The textile industry still plays an important role in the Glarus hinterland despite many crises.

Highlights

  • Linthschlucht gorge – rugged and steep walls just a few metres apart, show the force with which the young Linth has sought its course through here.
  • Braunwald – traffic-free and awarded the «Families Welcome» label. Known for the «Zwäärg Baartli» (bearded dwarf) trail. Funicular from Linthal.
  • Tödi (3614 m) – the highest mountain in Glarus towers almost 3000 metres above the valley floor, making the Linthal the deepest valley in Switzerland.

Arrival and return Linthal

Adresse

Braunwald-Klausenpass Tourismus AG
Dorfstrasse 2
8784 Braunwald
Tel. +41 (0)55 653 65 65
info@braunwald.ch
www.braunwald.ch

Services

Accommodation

Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel
Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel
Braunwald
B&B Fam. Manser-Betschart
B&B Fam. Manser-Betschart
Linthal
Berghotel Bischofalp
Berghotel Bischofalp
Elm
Claridenhütte SAC
Claridenhütte SAC
Linthal
Fridolinshütten SAC
Fridolinshütten SAC
Linthal
Gasthaus Elmer
Gasthaus Elmer
Matt
Gasthaus Segnes
Gasthaus Segnes
Elm
Hotel Restaurant Adler
Hotel Restaurant Adler
Linthal
Hotel Restaurant Raben
Hotel Restaurant Raben
Linthal
Leglerhütte SAC
Leglerhütte SAC
Elm
Martinsmadhütte SAC
Martinsmadhütte SAC
Elm
Muttseehütte SAC
Muttseehütte SAC
Linthal
Planurahütte SAC
Planurahütte SAC
Linthal
im Bahnhof
im Bahnhof
Betschwanden
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Places of interest

Engi quarry
Engi quarry
Mettmen-Alp climbing park
Mettmen-Alp climbing park
Rüti–Braunwald
Rüti–Braunwald
Slate factory
Slate factory
Tectonic Arena Sardona (UNESCO site)
Tectonic Arena Sardona (UNESCO site)
Via Ferrata climbing routes
Via Ferrata climbing routes
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Hiking in

Linthal
Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 4, Elm–Linthal
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 5, Linthal–Urner Boden
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Nussbüel-Weg
Nussbüel-Weg
Route 825, Braunwald–Braunwald
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Cycling in

Linthal
Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 3, Glarus–Flüelen
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Mountain biking in

Linthal
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