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Via Alpina - Green Trail

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  • Blick vom Klausenpass auf die Alp Urnerboden
    Blick vom Klausenpass auf die Alp Urnerboden
    Photo: Hansueli Krapf, CC BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons
m 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 300 250 200 150 100 50 km Tell-Museum Hohtürli Engstlensee Gstaad Trübsee Alp Urnerboden Tannensee Eiger Vaduz
Distance 302.8 km
106:48 h
17,475 m
17,811 m
2,779 m
449 m
The Grüne Weg runs from east to west through five cantons in the heart of Switzerland – üover green alpine meadows, through villages steeped in history and past majestic peaks.

The Via Alpina is a network of five long-distance hiking trails that cross the entire Alpine region – and thus the most diverse natural and cultural environments –. The Grüne Weg is the shortest of the five, at just over 300 km. From the Principality of Liechtenstein with its capital Vaduz, we first cross the Rhine Valley and then enter the Glarus Alps. Via winding roads from valley to valley, we finally reach Altdorf on Lake Lucerne, the home town of Switzerland's most famous national hero, William Tell. Through the panoramic mountain world of the Uri Alps, the route leads to chic Engelberg and on to Meiringen. Past the Reichenbachfällen – where Sherlock Holmes defeated his arch-enemy Moriarty in the novel – the Grüne Weg leads into the Bernese Alps. We hike over the Grosse Scheidegg pass to the mountain village of Grindelwald, where the spectacular panorama of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau awaits us. The trail continues west past the Schilthorn and Lake Oeschinen to Kandersteg.


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Caroline R.
February 11, 2020 · Community
Wir sind die Tour Meiringen nach Lenk im August 2019 gewandert - anstrengend, aber wunderschoen. Man sollte sicheren Fusses sein.
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When did you do this route? August 16, 2019

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