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Geological theme trail all around the Wiriehorn

Theme-Trail
Time required: 4 - 6hLength: 11.50 km

Season

All season

Contact

Naturpark Diemtigtal
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
Tel. +41 (0)33 681 26 06

www.diemtigtal.ch

Naturpark Diemtigtal - This geological theme trail leads all around the Wirehorn and show the history of this landscape. Learn important facts about the mountains, the valleys, glaciers, the water, rocks and stones.

Discover on-site the witnesses of this geologic processes and enjoy the views from the Wiriehorn with the sight of a geologist.

There is a detailed brochure available with geological information (in German, CHF 5). You can get it at the Tourist Center of the Diemtigtal Nature Parc, at the Wiriehornbahnen and at the mountain hotel Wiriehorn.

Route-information

Route-information

Length
11.50 km
Altitude difference ascent
985 m
Altitude difference descent
995 m
Time required
4 - 6h
Level technique
Middle
Level condition
Middle
Height profile view map

Details

Length: 9 km without ascent of the top (11.5 km with ascent)
Hiking time: 3.5 hrs without ascent of the top (additional 1.5 hours for the ascent)

Signalization

The path is well signposted with white signs "Geopfad" (partially there is no mobile reception).

Safety advices

Because of snow the path is accessible not before June.

Infrastructure

  • Playground

Arrival

Starting point
Nüegg (Altitude: 1416 m)
Arrival by public transport
Riedli, Talstation Wiriehorn Timetable SBB
Destination
Nüegg (Altitude: 1416 m)
Arrival by public transport
Riedli, Talstation Wiriehorn Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families
  • Groups

The offer has been particularly developed for

  • Third cycle (1st – 3rd grade, lower secondary)
  • Upper Secondary School Classes
  • Association/Companies

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