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Gelmersee circular hike

Unique insights into the diverse Grimsel world.

Haslital Tourismus
CH- 3860 Meiringen
+41 33 972 50 50
haslital.swiss
info@haslital.swiss

The hike begins with a breathtaking ride on the steepest open funicular in Europe. After the ascent the hike around the Gelmersee begins. Along the lake, original streams and huge rock slabs invite you to linger. After circumnavigating the lake, the hike continues to Kunzentännlein. To get back to the starting point you follow the old mule track. 

Difficulty
Medium
Distance
8.96km
Duration
3 hours
Ascent
199 vm
Descent
199 vm
Starting Point
Handegg, valley station Gelmerbahn
Ending Point
Handegg
Top public transport friendly Scenic Insider Tip Tour route Loop With refreshment stops Family friendly

Details

Difficulty
Medium
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1895m1401m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Extend the hike and experience the hospitality of the Gelmerhütte.

Equipment

  • The solar radiation is increased in the mountains. Sunscreen with a high protection factor, a sun hat and sunglasses with UV protection should definitely be carried in your luggage.
  • Also in summer and when the «starting weather» is fine, warm clothing and a raincoat must be included. The layer principle with different layers of clothing is recommended.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • Pocket pharmacy
  • Beverages

Safety Guidelines

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Handegg, valley station Gelmerbahn

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.614435 N 8.320538 E

Ending Point

Handegg

Step by Step Directions

Gelmerbahn (Handegg) - Lake Gelmer - Chüenzentennlen - Handegg Stäfelti - Säumerstein - Widmannshöhe - Handegg

Getting There

Public transport

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

Parking

There are uncovered parking spaces on the Grimsel Pass.

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Gelmersee - Grimselwelt Haslital
Gelmersee Grimselwelt Haslital
Gelmersee
Gelmersee - Grimselwelt Haslital
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Gelmersee Grimselwelt Haslital
Gelmersee Grimselwelt Haslital
Gelmersee - Grimselwelt Haslital

Haslital Tourismus
CH- 3860 Meiringen
+41 33 972 50 50
haslital.swiss
info@haslital.swiss

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