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Natura Trail Gantrisch - 2 (Attention: partial closure)

Theme trail
Time required: 3 hours 30 minutesLength: 11.40 km


All season


Naturpark Gantrisch
Förderverein Region Gantrisch
Schlossgasse 13
3150 Schwarzenburg
Tel. +41 (0)31 808 00 20

Naturpark Gantrisch - This nice family hike starts at the foot of Gantrisch and follows the wild river Gürbe almost from its spring all the way down in the valley.

The trail is closed below the Gurnigel Berghaus due to a landslide and will be reopened in spring. You can walk the trail from Wattenwil to Riselbruch and turn back.
See "Sperrung Riselbruch" in the documents.

The varied family hike starts at the foot of the Gantrisch and follows the wild upper reaches of the Gürbe, almost from the source to the valley. From the sunny mountain mats, the path descends and follows the restored path that used to be used to control the white water. Further down the valley, where the stream bed falls less sharply, small, refreshing ponds form under the steps of the barriers.



11.40 km
Amount untarred route
11.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
20 m
Altitude difference descent
1020 m
Time required
3 hours 30 minutes
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Natura Trails are themed hike in protected areas that raise awareness about nature and landscape protection and support a sustainable regional development. A Natura Trail is much more than just a hike. Thanks to the pocket guide, you can embellish your walk with activities for both adults and children and you’ll learn a lot about the surrounding flora, fauna and landscape.
Following the 2004 project in Austria launched by the Naturefriends, more than 180 Natura Trails have been created in Germany, Austria and in Eastern Europe. In 2008, the Natura Trail concept recognized by the Austrian UNESCO Commission as the “Education for sustainable development” Decade project.

Equipment rent

You can order the Natura Trail Gantrisch guide here:


Starting point
Gurnigel, Wasserscheide
Arrival by public transport
Gurnigel, Wasserscheide Timetable SBB
Arrival by public transport
Wattenwil, Bären Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Children < 6 years
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years