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Fieschertal dinosaur themed trail – Brüchergand barbecue area – Fieschertal

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Nine life-size sculptures turn the hike from Fieschertal to the Schweizer Familie magazine’s barbecue area in Brüchergand into a fascinating expedition to the land of the dinosaurs.
closed
moderate
Distance 5.3 km
2:00 h
324 m
324 m
1,431 m
1,107 m
The starting point of the themed trail is Fieschertal village square. The path takes you through the Lambrigge district towards the Schweizer Familie barbecue area in Brüchergand. On the dinosaur trail, you encounter eight life-size, hand-made wooden dinosaur replicas. Information boards at each location provide interesting facts about the prehistoric dinosaurs. Walk in the footsteps of the Ankylosaurus, Velociraptor, Parasaurolophus, Ornithomimus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Pteranodon,  Dimetrodon or Oviraptor. It makes the hike really fun for little explorers and researchers.

Author’s recommendation

The Schweizer Familie barbecue area in Brüchergand offers plenty of space to sit and barbecue (firewood available), while the mountain stream, stones and rocks are great for playing, exploring and climbing.
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Update: December 23, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,431 m
Lowest point
1,107 m
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Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Aletsch Arena AG accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website. 

 

  •  Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on «Print» icon, top right of this page. 
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife. 
  • Close gates after passing through. 
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. 
  • Do not leave any waste in nature. 

Tips and hints

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet 

+41 27 928 58 58 

info@aletscharena.ch  
www.aletscharena.ch 

Start

Fieschertal, village square (1,107 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'654'160E 1'141'688N
DD
46.424352, 8.143196
DMS
46°25'27.7"N 8°08'35.5"E
UTM
32T 434164 5141554
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Destination

Fieschertal, village square

Turn-by-turn directions

Fieschertal (village square) - barbecue area "Schweizer Familie" Bürchergand -  Fieschertal (village square)

Note


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Public transport

Take the train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, then catch the PostBus to Fieschertal. 

Getting there

Leave Cantonal Road 19 at the Fiesch exit, then follow Fieschertalstrasse to Fieschertal. 

Parking

There are limited parking spaces (charges apply) at the village square in Fieschertal. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'654'160E 1'141'688N
DD
46.424352, 8.143196
DMS
46°25'27.7"N 8°08'35.5"E
UTM
32T 434164 5141554
w3w 
///sidelined.washable.popular
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Get a free panoramic map at the cable car stations and info centres of the Aletsch Arena.  

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo maps 1:25’000: 1269 Aletschgletscher 

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Equipment

We recommend:   

  • good footwear 
  •  clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket 
  • hat or cap 
  • sunscreen 
  • bottle for water 
  • picnic 
  • camera 
  • binoculars (optional) 
  • hiking poles (optional) 
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.3 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
324 m
Descent
324 m
Highest point
1,431 m
Lowest point
1,107 m
Circular route Scenic Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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