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Amden, die Stille No. 472

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  • Erfrischung am Walensee
    / Erfrischung am Walensee
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  • / Holzsteg am Walensee
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  • / Seerenbachfälle in Betlis
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  • / Erfrischung unterwegs
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Round tour with a view of the Glarnerland and Lake Walen.
moderate
18.6 km
3:11 h
902 m
902 m
Breathtaking panorama views of Lake Walen and the Glarus Alps make this route unforgettable. After having started in Mediterranean Weesen you will climb up to the mountain village Amden, which is surrounded by a pre-Alpine landscape. A thrilling downhill leads you back to Weesen.

Amden is well-known as a "sun terrace" above Lake Walen. The historic town Weesen is directly located on the shores of Lake Walen. Both villages offer summer and winter specials so that an Alpine idyll forms a perfect symbiosis with a Mediterranean beach atmosphere. This picturesque tour reveals the close affinity of the versatile landscapes in an impressive way.

The continuous ascent up to the highest point provides several moments in which you can recover and enjoy the overwhelming view of the Glarus Alps and the turquoise blue Lake Walen.

The racy downhill is a pure pleasure. If this tour is made in clockwise direction, you will enjoy almost absolute silence in a car-free rural environment. The lakeside promenade and beaches around Weesen offer a perfect opportunity to end a pleasant day.

Note(s)
Seerenbach Falls and source of the Rin:
The Seerenbach Falls by Betlis on Walensee form a cascade of three waterfalls with a total height of 585m. In the gorge where the Seerenbah Falls imposingly crash into the depths is also the place where the Rin source meets the light of day

Rest:
Bergrestaurant Altschen (bewirtschaftet Sa/So), Tel. +41 (0)55 611 21 48 oder Tel. +41 (0)55 611 11 61
Bergrestaurant Alp Oberkäsern, Tel. +41 (0)55 611 11 71
Ferien auf dem Bauernhof Brändliberg, Höf, Gartenwirtschaft, Tel. +41 (0)55 616 14 35

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

Mountainbike and cycling map: http://www.heidiland.com/de/aufenthalt/karten-ortsplaene

Author’s recommendation

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,324 m
Lowest point
422 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Brasserie du Lac
Bar-Bistro-Gelateria Elite
Restaurant Thai-Schwyzerhof
Hotel Restaurant Hirschen
Restaurant-Trattoria Walensee

Tips, hints and links

Start

Weesen, bus station (423 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.135066, 9.098195
DMS
47°08'06.2"N 9°05'53.5"E
UTM
32T 507446 5220178
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Destination

Weesen, Bushaltestelle See

Turn-by-turn directions

Weesen - Höf - Matt - Bütz - Durschlegi - Amden - Fly - Weesen

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Coordinates

DD
47.135066, 9.098195
DMS
47°08'06.2"N 9°05'53.5"E
UTM
32T 507446 5220178
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D K
July 16, 2018 · Community
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Completed this Route on July 15, 2018

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.6 km
Duration
3:11h
Ascent
902 m
Descent
902 m
Refreshment stops available Loop Geological highlights

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