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Crystal Trail Hike

A small crystal named Grims has been living in its crystal crack for centuries. Grims would now like to see something of the world and has but one goal: run away and discover nature.

A hike along the old trading route between the Historic Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz and the Hotel and Nature Resort Handeck takes you through some lovely terrain and also some of the most mineral rich.

Gelmerbahn – steeply up to the Gelmersee lake

The Gelmer cable car with its 106% gradient is Europe's steepest cable car. The ride in the open carriages takes one up to Lake Gelmer, which is situated at an altitude of 1,860 meters above sea level. The region where the reservoir is located is the starting point for hikes and mountain tours.

Those in seek of a thrilling ride find one here! A monstrous climb of maximum 106 percent undisputably makes this funicular railway the steepest in Europe.

From the Engstlenalp to the Tälli Mountain House

The hiking tour’s highlight is the crossing of the Sätteli Ridge between Tällistock and Sättelistöckleni. While the gentle ascent from Engstlenalp opens up magnificent vistas of the Melchsee region, on the descent to the Tälli Restaurant and Mountain House, the Gadmen Valley and the historic Susten Pass road come into view. Here the Gadmer Dolomites present themselves in all their imposing glory.

The hiking tour’s highlight is the crossing of the Sätteli Ridge between Tällistock and Sättelistöckleni. While the gentle ascent from Engstlenalp opens up magnificent vistas of the Melchsee region, on the descent to the Tälli Restaurant and Mountain House, the Gadmen Valley and the historic Susten Pass road come into view. Here the Gadmer Dolomites present themselves in all their imposing glory.