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Family- and Theme Trail Gäggersteg

Theme trail
Time required: 2 hoursLength: 3.00 km

Season

All season

Contact

Naturpark Gantrisch
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Schlossgasse 13
3150 Schwarzenburg
Tel. ++41 31 808 00 20

www.gantrisch.ch

Naturpark Gantrisch - A family experience with Türst & the wild animals in the forest

It roars and laughs and grumbles and cracks when Türst and his goats frolic through the woods on the Gägger. Experience together with Türst how the wind destroyed the forest, how the trees grow and how roots look like from below. Discover the animals from the Gägger walkway in the forest and what traces they leave behind. And finally you lie down with Türst in the grass and enjoy nature in Gantrisch. You can pick up your reward later.
The family path is an easy circular walk, which takes you over the up to eight-metre high Gäggersteg. The accompanying story "The wild Türst - the turbulent game on the Gägger" leads you and your parents along eight stations through the wild nature. You will collect eight runes that make up a password. If you know it, a reward awaits you.
Good luck!

Route-information

Route-information

Length
3.00 km
Amount untarred route
3.00 km
Vertical heigth
128 m
Altitude difference ascent
128 m
Altitude difference descent
128 m
Time required
2 hours
Level technique
Easy
Level condition
Easy
Height profile view map

Details

The Gäggersteg family and theme trail is closed in winter!
Find the solution with the help of the wild Türst of Gägger & his animals.
Search at the starting points for a big tree trunk on which you can see the Türst. There you will find the accompanying story of the wild Türst in a secret hiding place. Find out more about him along the way and collect eight runes - one hidden at each station! Simply place the booklet in the right place and press.
The eight characters form a password. Show the password in the booklet at the Selital mountain hut, the Schwarzenbühl spa hotel, the Gurnigel Berghaus or in the Löwen Riffenmatt. There you will receive a great surprise from the Gantrisch Nature Park.

  • Educational opportunity
  • child-friendly

Signalization

The family path on the Gägger is an experience with play, fun & learning for you and your whole family. There are many attractive picnic areas along the trail, but no barbecue areas. It is strictly forbidden to barbecue in the forest reserve.
Easy circular walk of about 3km
Two starting points "S":
Refuge Süftenen crossing
Selital mountain hut with playground
Fire and barbecue area at Süftenenegg
Ascent and descent each 128m
Total walking time one and a half hours - we recommend half a day
Starting altitude 1528 m above sea level
Highest point at 1634 m above sea level
Open: April to November (depending on snowfall)
Recommended: May to October
Prams: not recommended - from station 6 to the crossroads they have to be carried in steep terrain. (prams can be parked at the crossroads)

Price information

We are dependent on your support for the operation and maintenance of the Gäggersteg family and theme trail. With just five francs per stamp booklet you can help us. If you would like to give a little more, this donation is most welcome. Many thanks!

Infrastructure

The family path on the Gägger is an experience with play, fun & learning for you and your whole family. There are many attractive picnic areas along the trail, but no barbecue areas. It is strictly forbidden to barbecue in the forest reserve.
There is a barbecue area about 400 metres from the refuge on Süftenenegg.

  • Playground
  • Picnicplace
  • Toilet

Arrival

Starting point
Schutzhütte Selital (Altitude: 1546 m)
Arrival by public transport
Rüschegg Süfternen, Kreuzung Timetable SBB
Destination
Schutzhütte Selital (Altitude: 1546 m)
Arrival by public transport
Rüschegg Süfternen, Kreuzung Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children < 6 years
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families

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