Klausen Pass Route

Flüelen–Klausen–Linthal Valley

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Starting in Flüelen, the route leads over the Klausen Pass to the Linthtal Valley. And you arrive in Flüelen following a nostalgic steam boat ride across scenic Lake Lucerne. Enjoy sweeping views of the majestic mountains in the backdrop and get ready to turn back pages in history on the path to Switzerland’s roots! Relaxation is also assured with lakeside bathing area and Kneipp plant (PostBus stop Flüelen, Bahnhof). The Altdorf village square is the place to head for to see the monument of Wilhelm Tell and his son.

Excellent entertainment is provided for with the International Alpen Music Festival- naturally with Alpine sounds, and of course the traditional Tell play. (PosBus stop Altdorf UR, Telldenkmal). Even better, get to know a bit more about the Swiss National Hero at the Tell-Museum in Bürglen (PostBus stop Bürglen UR, Post). The journey continues on through the Schächental Valley and to the source of one of the most impressive, scenic hiking paths; namely the Eggberge Höhenweg path (PostBus stop Flüelen, Eggberge Talstation: Seilbahn). Stop for a break in the Klausen Pass hotel and restaurant, and enjoy unforgettable views of sunrise and sunset along with the breathtakingly beautiful scenery. (PostBus stop Klausen (Balm)).

Around almost 100 bends, the way now leads down to Hochtal Urnerboden. And from Linthal, you discover numerous tours that provide the opportunity to get better acquainted with the Glarner Alps (PostBus stop Linthal, Bahnhof). The journey leg to Altdorf forms a part of the ViaAlpina international hiking route, which runs the length of the entire mountain chain, from Slovenia through to Monaco.

Additional useful information on the PostBus excursion routes and a wealth of pictures and video clips can be found at the link in the right-hand box.

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