471 Panoramaweg Gumen
471 Panoramaweg Gumen

Winter hiking

Panoramaweg Braunwald

Panoramaweg Braunwald

Braunwald, Grotzenbüel–Seblengrat–Gumen–Braunwald, Grotzenbüel

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Panoramaweg Braunwald

Panoramaweg Braunwald

An exciting winter hike through the fairy-tale mountains of Braunwald with a panoramic view of the Tödi, Ortstock and other Glarus peaks. Other impressive features include an ice gallery deep in the rock and Switzerland’s deepest valley.
Braunwald lies on a southeast-facing sun terrace high above the valley of the River Linth. The circular hike starts by the Grotzenbüel mountain station (1,559 m above sea level) in the heart of the skiing area. Most of the 340-odd metres of altitude are covered in the first half of the hike to the Seblengrat. The winter hiking trail leads up through sunlit pine forests to the «Chnügrat» lookout point. The higher it goes, the clearer the panoramic view of the Glarus peaks including the Ortstock, Braunwald’s local mountain and the mighty Tödi (3,614 m above sea level). Switzerland’s deepest valley is a spectacular sight: almost 3,000 metres in altitude separate the highest Glarus peak from the village of Linthal.

The route follows the ridge to the Seblengrat, passing the traditional mountain restaurant. Hikers will be impressed by the exciting ice gallery that connects the Seblengrat to the Gumen. This tunnel in the deep rock takes them into an enchanting world full of icicles and ice crystals. The path runs gently uphill to the Gumen, where visitors can rest at the mountain inn and enjoy one of the Glarus region’s most beautiful observation decks. Now that the highest point of the hike has been reached, it’s all downhill from here.

First comes a relatively steep descent to Braunwaldalp (Oberstafel). The route crosses the ski slope and follows a pleasant, groomed path until the crossroads leading to the Ortstockhaus. Those who don’t want to miss this listed architectural gem 1,772 m above sea level can make a short detour for five or ten minutes. They’ll be rewarded with one of the Glarus region’s loveliest sun terraces and a magnificent view of the Ortstock. From the restaurant, the route follows the ski trail and groomed paths back to the starting point at Grotzenbüel.
An exciting winter hike through the fairy-tale mountains of Braunwald with a panoramic view of the Tödi, Ortstock and other Glarus peaks. Other impressive features include an ice gallery deep in the rock and Switzerland’s deepest valley.
Braunwald lies on a southeast-facing sun terrace high above the valley of the River Linth. The circular hike starts by the Grotzenbüel mountain station (1,559 m above sea level) in the heart of the skiing area. Most of the 340-odd metres of altitude are covered in the first half of the hike to the Seblengrat. The winter hiking trail leads up through sunlit pine forests to the «Chnügrat» lookout point. The higher it goes, the clearer the panoramic view of the Glarus peaks including the Ortstock, Braunwald’s local mountain and the mighty Tödi (3,614 m above sea level). Switzerland’s deepest valley is a spectacular sight: almost 3,000 metres in altitude separate the highest Glarus peak from the village of Linthal.

The route follows the ridge to the Seblengrat, passing the traditional mountain restaurant. Hikers will be impressed by the exciting ice gallery that connects the Seblengrat to the Gumen. This tunnel in the deep rock takes them into an enchanting world full of icicles and ice crystals. The path runs gently uphill to the Gumen, where visitors can rest at the mountain inn and enjoy one of the Glarus region’s most beautiful observation decks. Now that the highest point of the hike has been reached, it’s all downhill from here.

First comes a relatively steep descent to Braunwaldalp (Oberstafel). The route crosses the ski slope and follows a pleasant, groomed path until the crossroads leading to the Ortstockhaus. Those who don’t want to miss this listed architectural gem 1,772 m above sea level can make a short detour for five or ten minutes. They’ll be rewarded with one of the Glarus region’s loveliest sun terraces and a magnificent view of the Ortstock. From the restaurant, the route follows the ski trail and groomed paths back to the starting point at Grotzenbüel.
8 km | 1 Stage
460 m | 460 m
3 h 15 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Grotzenbüel
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-March.

Contact

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

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For winter hiking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
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