Gemmi – historic pass

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Burgerbad Leukerbad

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Gemmipass Richtung Alpensüdkamm - Leukerbad

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Leukerbad - Rhonetal

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Leukerbad - Torrent

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Leukerbad Burgerbad Therme - Switzerland

Already the Romans trod this path from the main Valais valley to the north. The historic pass crossing unites Leukerbad with Kandersteg – without roads, instead mountain rail.

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These were followed by soldiers, pilgrims and traders - and many famous people such as Mark Twain, Lenin and Pablo Picasso, also got to know this wild and rugged region. Where wealthy travellers once travelled, followed by the famous "Gemmi-Wägeli" carriages, today the modern Gemmibahn railway takes passengers over the cantonal border on the steep 900 meter climb from Leukerbad.

The "Berghotel Wildstrubel" awaits guests at the top, along with two diverse via ferrata and a viewing platform at dizzying height.

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Altitude: 2346m
Accessibility:
Train to Leuk, bus to Leukerbad, cable car to the Gemmi Pass.
From Kandersteg with the local bus to the valley station, cable car to the Sunnbüel, 2-hour and15 minutes hike to the Gemmi Pass
View: Down to Leukerbad and through the Lonza Valley, over the Rhone Valley to the Mischabel, Monte Rosa, Weisshorn, Matterhorn and Dent Blanche mountains; as well as Wildstrubel’s Lämmerenboden
Attractions: Breathtaking viewing platform, adventurous Gemmi-wall via ferrata, hike to the Daubensee lake and over the Gemmi plane to Sunnebüel (to Kandersteg)
Culinary aspects: Rösti, toasted cheese slice, pan-fried dishes, Fondue
Overnight stays: Double and multi-bedrooms, dormitory
Groups: Panorama restaurant 160 places, plus sun terrace with views of the Valais high Alps
Rooms for seminars and meetings
Winter: Facilities and mountain hotel open,16 kilometers of cross-country skiing tracks, snowshoe trails and winter hikes (by favourable conditions as far as Sunnebüel)
Special comments: Purest relaxation after a mountain hike at the Leukerbad thermal baths.



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