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Gantrisch Panoramaweg
Gantrisch Panoramaweg
Route 379, Plaffeien (Zollhaus)–Gurnigelbad
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Panorama Bike
Gantrisch Königsroute
Gurnigelwald-Gürbe
Gantrisch Bike-Panoramaweg
Rüeggisberg
In the mires of Gurnigel/Gantrisch

In the mires of Gurnigel/Gantrisch

The landscape of Gantrisch and Gurnigel forms a characteristic mosaic of forest and open land with many blanket mires and some raised ones. The land on the watershed between Gürbe, Sense and Schwarzwasser has long been used as an amenity area by urban dwellers.
The landscape of Gantrisch and Gurnigel extends across several hill ranges on the watersheds between Gürbe, Sense and Schwarzwasser. Some of the areas are difficult to access and remain, therefore, in an unspoiled natural state. The landscape has a characteristic mosaic of forest and open land with many blanket mires and some raised ones. In some locations, the open land between the forests is covered by blanket mires.

In geological terms, the area is dominated by flysch – a relatively watertight marine sediment. The landscape forms are dictated by the soft flysch which has a propensity to slide: deeply-incised torrent ravines and rifts alternate with narrow ridges and high hills.

The agricultural use of the area and Alpine grazing are adapted to the natural features of the landscape. Agricultural buildings are mostly located on elevated sites outside of the mire areas and are often accompanied by sycamore trees.

The area has long been used as an amenity area. Up to the outbreak of the Second World War and the closure of the Gurnigelbad spa hotel, Gurnigel was famous for its sulphurous springs.
The landscape of Gantrisch and Gurnigel forms a characteristic mosaic of forest and open land with many blanket mires and some raised ones. The land on the watershed between Gürbe, Sense and Schwarzwasser has long been used as an amenity area by urban dwellers.
The landscape of Gantrisch and Gurnigel extends across several hill ranges on the watersheds between Gürbe, Sense and Schwarzwasser. Some of the areas are difficult to access and remain, therefore, in an unspoiled natural state. The landscape has a characteristic mosaic of forest and open land with many blanket mires and some raised ones. In some locations, the open land between the forests is covered by blanket mires.

In geological terms, the area is dominated by flysch – a relatively watertight marine sediment. The landscape forms are dictated by the soft flysch which has a propensity to slide: deeply-incised torrent ravines and rifts alternate with narrow ridges and high hills.

The agricultural use of the area and Alpine grazing are adapted to the natural features of the landscape. Agricultural buildings are mostly located on elevated sites outside of the mire areas and are often accompanied by sycamore trees.

The area has long been used as an amenity area. Up to the outbreak of the Second World War and the closure of the Gurnigelbad spa hotel, Gurnigel was famous for its sulphurous springs.

In the mires of Gurnigel/Gantrisch

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Bundesamt für Umwelt
Moorlandschaftsinventar
Objekt-Nr.163 Gurnigel / Gantrisch
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aoel@bafu.admin.ch
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Rüeggisberg
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Hiking in the surroundings

Gantrisch Panoramaweg
Gantrisch Panoramaweg
Route 379, Plaffeien (Zollhaus)–Gurnigelbad
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Biking in the surroundings

Panorama Bike
Gantrisch Königsroute
Gurnigelwald-Gürbe
Gantrisch Bike-Panoramaweg