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Murgseen-circular-path

· 2 reviews · Hiking Trail · Ferienregion Heidiland
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  • Sonnenaufgang beim oberen Murgsee
    / Sonnenaufgang beim oberen Murgsee
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Oberer Murgsee
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Murgseehütte
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Unterer Murgsee
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
m 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Murgseen Murgseehütte Murgbachfall Gsponbachfall

The three Murg lakes are nestled in a wildly romantic mountain basin. Brooks, lakes, waterfalls, rock gardens and a protected pine forest reserve characterise this round tour.
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14.5 km
5:15 h
856 m
856 m
Embedded in a romantic wild mountain basin lie the three Murg lakes. Brooks, lakes, waterfalls, peat meadows, rockeries and the protected Swiss pine forest reserve by the lowest of the Murg lakes make this round trip an unforgettable nature experience.

From Murg am Walensee you can reach the starting point by car or Murgsee bus (Taxi Walser, Murg). The ascent to Gspon is relatively steep and good hiking boots and physical fitness are required. After this, the terrain becomes flatter. The path leads along the Gsponbach to Alp Unter Mürtschen. Copper and silver ore were mined here, particularly in the second half of the 19th century.

The Mürtschenstock with its three peaks, Stock, Fulen and Ruchen, rises up imposingly on the way to Ober Mürtschen. Over the Murgseefurggel you reach the Murg lakes, framed within a garland of mountains. In little time, the upper Murg lake is reached with the Murg lake mountain hut, which owes its existence to the earlier ore mining.

Past the middle Murg lake, the route leaves the valley. If you take a look behind you, you can see the waterfall that crashes down into the lower Murg lake. This lake is located in a nature reserve with ancient Swiss pines. No use of timber takes place in any form; the area is protected as a forest reserve. Hiking over the Alp Guflen and Alp Mornen returns you to the starting point in Merlen.

Note(s)
There is no public transport available for getting to Merlen. You can however get there with the Murgtal bus (with no set timetable) from Murg station - you need to register in advance by telephone: +41 (0)81 738 14 48 (Taxi Walser, Murg).

Best period: July - October.

See also
Heidiland Tourismus AG
Infostelle Walensee-Unterterzen
Walenseestrasse 18
CH - 8882 Unterterzen
Tel: +41 (0)81 720 17 17
Fax: +41 (0)81 720 17 18
E-Mail: unterterzen@heidiland.com
Internet: www.heidiland.com

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Adrian Pfiffner 
Updated: June 22, 2020

Difficulty
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Highest point
1983 m
Lowest point
1123 m
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Rest Stop

Murgseehütte

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Start

Murg, Merlen (1157 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.068586, 9.198061
DMS
47°04'06.9"N 9°11'53.0"E
UTM
32T 515038 5212804
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Destination

Murg, Parkplatz Bachlaui

Turn-by-turn directions

Merlen - Gspon - Unter Mürtschen - Ober Mürtschen - Murgseefurggel - Murgsee - Mornen Alp - Mornen Parkplatz - Merlen

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all notes on protected areas

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Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.068586, 9.198061
DMS
47°04'06.9"N 9°11'53.0"E
UTM
32T 515038 5212804
w3w 
///dialects.safely.referral
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Domi Sanchez 
June 01, 2020 · Community
Done at June 01, 2020

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.5 km
Duration
5:15h
Ascent
856 m
Descent
856 m
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