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Seerenbach waterfalls

· 4 reviews · Hiking Trail · Ostschweiz/Liechtenstein · Open
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  • Der Weiler Betlis mit den Seerenbachfällen im Hintergrund
    Der Weiler Betlis mit den Seerenbachfällen im Hintergrund
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One of the highest waterfalls in Europe and a subterranean lake in the mountain: This tour focuses on two natural wonders on the northern shore of Lake Walen.
Open
easy
Distance 4.4 km
1:30 h
142 m
146 m
564 m
419 m
A natural wonder at Lake Walen!
In the ravine in which the imposing Seerenbach Falls plunge to the depths, the source of the Rin also makes its appearance. From a subterranean cavern system substantial masses of water pour down a chasm 22 metres to the bottom.

At the beginning of the 20th century scientists started to investigate the source and the multi-branched cave system. Various expeditions furnished with diving equipment explored the Rin cave and penetrated over 1000 metres into the core of the mountain. A gallery leading to the outside serves, after the rainy period and during the melting of the snow, as high water spillway of the underground river system. About 3000 metres distant from the cave entrance there is a branch where the water vanishes inside the mountain. Where to? - That will probably remain a mystery!

Note(s)
In summer the regular ship service of the Lake Walen Navigation plies from Betlis to Weesen and return.

See also
Amden & Weesen Tourismus
Dorfstrasse 22
CH-8873 Amden
Tel: +41 (0)58 228 28 30
E-Mail: tourismus@amden.ch
Internet: www.amden-weesen.ch

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

Hiking map HEIDILAND: www.heidiland.com/de/aktivitaeten-erlebnisse/sommer/wandern-klettern/wanderkarte-heidiland

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Adrian Pfiffner 
Update: April 26, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
564 m
Lowest point
419 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

Start

Betlis, ship station (421 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'729'523E 1'221'799N
DD
47.134489, 9.146023
DMS
47°08'04.2"N 9°08'45.7"E
UTM
32T 511073 5220119
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Destination

Betlis, Schiffsstation

Turn-by-turn directions

Betlis - Strahlegg - Vorderbetlis - Seerenbachfälle

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'729'523E 1'221'799N
DD
47.134489, 9.146023
DMS
47°08'04.2"N 9°08'45.7"E
UTM
32T 511073 5220119
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Question from Christoph Spörri  · May 06, 2021 · Community
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Rating

3.8
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Josef Bucher 
August 21, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 20, 2020
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Nathalie Meier
June 28, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? June 27, 2020
Photo: Nathalie Meier, Community
Photo: Nathalie Meier, Community
Ania Maria
June 22, 2020 · Community
Amazing morning walk from the Betlis Parking to the waterfall totally in quite time without people you can as well see on posted video: https://youtu.be/SIIQFllbqfg On the way back around 10:30am there were already many people approaching the place so for sure recommended to visit over wknd in the morning if someone is more into peaceful moments. Video is just to give you a feeling what to expect, it can’t replace the real interaction with this place. Enjoy !
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When did you do this route? June 20, 2020
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
142 m
Descent
146 m
Highest point
564 m
Lowest point
419 m
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