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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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Highest point
1048 m
Lowest point
504 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Gotthard

Start

Railwaystation Goldau (506 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.049205, 8.550053
UTM
32T 465823 5210730

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.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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

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5.0
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Mister V
April 25, 2020 · Community
Awesome, varied trail! Not very hard despite the 500m difference. Beautiful trail.
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Done at April 25, 2020
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
3:16h
Ascent
622 m
Descent
622 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Botanical highlights

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