513 Andermatt-Nätschen-Weg
513 Andermatt-Nätschen-Weg

Winter hiking

Andermatt-Nätschen-Weg

Andermatt-Nätschen-Weg

Andermatt–Andermatt

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Andermatt-Nätschen-Weg

Andermatt-Nätschen-Weg

Wherever the cars drive towards the Oberalp Pass in the summer is also where people go hiking in the winter. This winter hiking trail takes you from Andermatt to the sunny mountain terrace of Nätschen, following the numerous curves. The higher you go, the better your view.
Andermatt in the Ursern Valley, one of the most majestic high valleys in Switzerland, is the crossing point for the pass routes from north to south and west to east. The Nätschen is a sun-drenched slope near Andermatt. Up there, the winter hiking trail takes you over the closed Oberalp Pass road, where you also encounter skiers and tobogganers.

Because there is heavy traffic over the pass in the summer, the route never rises steeply, but follows a gentle ascent with numerous curves. The higher you go, the better your view of the mountains in the Gotthard region and of the Ursern Valley. You can even watch the skiers on the Gemsstock as they tackle the steep valley run. Way down below, you can see Andermatt nestling against the mountain in the shade. Impressive also are the loops formed by the Matterhorn-Gotthard Railway, which accompanies you throughout the tour.

When you have come to Nätschen you will be sorely tempted to soak up the sunshine at one of the restaurants with their views of the high-Alpine mountains and extending as far as the Furka Pass. The Nätschen consists of a small mountain terrace (1,850 metres above sea level), while to the north there is the slope that rises up towards the ridge of the Schijenstock. Above Nätschen there is the former artillery fortress, Gütsch, which is believed to be the highest in Europe. When you return from the heights and go back down to Andermatt you can either take the train or the gondola.
Wherever the cars drive towards the Oberalp Pass in the summer is also where people go hiking in the winter. This winter hiking trail takes you from Andermatt to the sunny mountain terrace of Nätschen, following the numerous curves. The higher you go, the better your view.
Andermatt in the Ursern Valley, one of the most majestic high valleys in Switzerland, is the crossing point for the pass routes from north to south and west to east. The Nätschen is a sun-drenched slope near Andermatt. Up there, the winter hiking trail takes you over the closed Oberalp Pass road, where you also encounter skiers and tobogganers.

Because there is heavy traffic over the pass in the summer, the route never rises steeply, but follows a gentle ascent with numerous curves. The higher you go, the better your view of the mountains in the Gotthard region and of the Ursern Valley. You can even watch the skiers on the Gemsstock as they tackle the steep valley run. Way down below, you can see Andermatt nestling against the mountain in the shade. Impressive also are the loops formed by the Matterhorn-Gotthard Railway, which accompanies you throughout the tour.

When you have come to Nätschen you will be sorely tempted to soak up the sunshine at one of the restaurants with their views of the high-Alpine mountains and extending as far as the Furka Pass. The Nätschen consists of a small mountain terrace (1,850 metres above sea level), while to the north there is the slope that rises up towards the ridge of the Schijenstock. Above Nätschen there is the former artillery fortress, Gütsch, which is believed to be the highest in Europe. When you return from the heights and go back down to Andermatt you can either take the train or the gondola.
6 km | 1 Stage
440 m | 30 m
1 h 45 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Andermatt
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Season

Winter season
The winter season generally lasts from early December to late March.

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Users of the road
The Andermatt–Nätschen winter hiking trail is also used by skiers and tobogganers. Because of the gentle gradient of this road, these users do not travel very fast.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Nätschen
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Contact

Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus GmbH
Gotthardstrasse 2
6490 Andermatt
Tel. +41 (0)41 888 71 00
info@andermatt.ch
www.andermatt.ch

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The River House
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Places of interest

Monument of Suworow
Monument of Suworow
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
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Signalization

Signalization
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.
Signalization