Bartli the dwarf lives in the magical Braunwald forest. It is home to a total of eight enchanting places straight from a fairy tale. To find these magical places, just follow the trail and stay hot on the heels of Bartli the dwarf...

Bartli the dwarf with his long beard, red trousers and green jumper emerges from his hut from mid-June to October to welcome families and show them around his forest.

His forest is full of the most astonishing places: the dwarf’s castle, the gemstone cleft, the dwarf’s cave, the Rindenhüttli bark hut, the dwarf’s tower, Tiidi’s house and, finally, the dwarf’s bathing spot.

This long trail covers four kilometres and takes three and a half hours to complete. There are several hiking options for groups to choose from, so that the trail can be experienced in many different ways, each with its own pleasures.

Bartli Trail: Gumen via Grotzenbüel to Braunwaldbahn funicular railway upper station (3 hours 30 minutes)
Variant A: Gumen to Grotzenbüel (1 hour 40 minutes)
Variants B / C: Grotzenbüel to the dwarf’s bathing spot and then stage C to the upper station of the Braunwaldbahn funicular railway
Variant D: Bartli Trail for the little ones (suitable for buggies): Grotzenbüel to Braunwaldbahn funicular railway upper station (1 hour 30 minutes), Grotzenbüel cable car to Rindenhüttli and the dwarf’s tower

Book: The adventures of Bartli the dwarf can be found in the book “Der Zwäärg Baartli” by Lorly Jenny (German and dialect editions).


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Time required
4 to 8 hours (full day)
Suitable for children with age
0 to 5 years, 6 to 9 years, 10 to 13 years, 14+ years
Suitable for
Children, Families
Active, Nature

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Dorfstrasse 2
8784 Braunwald

Phone  +41 (0)55 653 65 65
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Glarus Süd Tourismus AG
Dorfstrasse 2
8784 Braunwald
Phone  +41 (0)55 653 65 65

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