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Goldau Bergsturzspur (landslide trail)

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  • Erinnerungen an den Bergsturz kurz nach den letzten Häusern von Goldau.
    / Erinnerungen an den Bergsturz kurz nach den letzten Häusern von Goldau.
    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
  • / Am Anfang ist der Aufstieg noch nicht so steil.
    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
  • / Blick auf Arth, den Zugersee und die Rigi.
    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
  • / Beim Spitzibüel sieht man die Abbruchkante.
    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
  • / Blick auf den Lauerzersee.
    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
  • / Immer wieder grosse Felsblöcke.
    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
  • / Der Weg verläuft oft im Wald.
    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
  • / Gelber Frauenschuh
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus
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Goldau - Gribsch - Goldau

A varied tour through the Goldau landslide area with the village of Goldau and its nature and animal park, with a view of Lake Lauerz and the famous wealth of orchids.

moderate
8.6 km
3:16 h
622 m
622 m
The "Goldau Bergsturzspur" on Mount Rossberg is closely linked to the fateful 2nd September 1806, when gigantic masses of rock slid down the slopes of Rossberg on a layer of clay and marl and buried 102 houses from the hamlets of Röthen and Goldau. 457 people died. Today the area of the Goldau landslide is a cantonal plant protection reserve. Thus, in the gigantic landslide area plants were given a chance to develop that cannot thrive in the usual forest landscape. This includes rare orchid species such as the lady's slipper. A hike is especially beautiful in early summer, when the orchids are in bloom.

On the way on the debris cone you will meet again and again witnesses of the landslide: huge nailfluh blocks. The first section of the hike, i.e. the stretch from the railway station to the Spitzibüel height, follows the route of the Schwyzer Höhenweg.

 

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Author’s recommendation

Before the descent, we recommend to make an additional loop on the orchid trail, which is signposted with green boards. But be careful, the orchid trail is technically demanding.
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Schwyzer Wanderwege
Updated: May 27, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
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Highest point
1,048 m
Lowest point
504 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Gotthard

Start

Railwaystation Goldau (506 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'684'451E 1'211'506N
DD
47.049205, 8.550053
DMS
47°02'57.1"N 8°33'00.2"E
UTM
32T 465823 5210730
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Destination

Railwaystation Goldau

Turn-by-turn directions

Goldau railway station (506 m) - Gribsch (906 m) - Goldau railway station (506 m)                   

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train or bus to the railway station Arth-Goldau.

Getting there

Use motorway A4. Exit Goldau.

Parking

There are several parking lots. Follow the signs on site.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'684'451E 1'211'506N
DD
47.049205, 8.550053
DMS
47°02'57.1"N 8°33'00.2"E
UTM
32T 465823 5210730
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking shoes with a good profile or trekking shoes, rain jacket, drink and possibly sticks.

Questions and answers

Question from Landelijn Dierick · December 11, 2020 · Community
Is it possible to walk there tomorrow with the snow? I only have hiking boots with me
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Answer by Theresa Nepote · December 11, 2020 · Community
Hi, I did the tour in summer so I cannot tell how it is now with the snow conditions, depending on the profile of your shoes I suppose it is possible, the path as such is not difficult. Hope it helps... enjoy and take care

Reviews

5.0
(2)
Oliver Hügin 
Yesterday · Community
Imposanter Wanderweg! Wenn man die gwaltige Menge an Felsbrocken und deren grösse bedenkt denen man auf dem gesamten weg begegnet, bekommt man einen kleinen Eindruck davon was im Jahre 1806 hier passiert sein muss. Beeindruckend!! Der Wanderweg ist wirklich schön und bittet immer wieder Highlights. Sei es die bereits erwähnten Felsbrocken oder der schöne Wald und last but not least die herrliche Aussicht.
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Photo: Oliver Hügin, Community
Photo: Oliver Hügin, Community
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Photo: Oliver Hügin, Community
Photo: Oliver Hügin, Community
Mister V
April 25, 2020 · Community
Awesome, varied trail! Not very hard despite the 500m difference. Beautiful trail.
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Completed this Route on April 25, 2020
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
3:16 h
Ascent
622 m
Descent
622 m
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