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Intro

The old mule track is a walk through history and the world of the Kraftwerke Oberhasli power company. From the dam to the works railway, many facilities are accessible – guaranteeing many memorable moments.

Description

When the present day Sbrinz became an export market for central Switzerland in the late Middle Ages, the mules lugged loaf after loaf over the Grimsel Pass to the markets of northern Italy. The mule track soon became a well-developed trade route.

Today, the ViaSbrinz is a spectacular hiking trail past three lakes and two dams through dramatic mountain scenery. For those hiking from the top of the pass towards Handegg, the best choice is the Kristallweg – following in the footsteps of the mules. It passes the new visitor centre at the hospice and the entrance to the Gerstenegg crystal cavern, which can only be visited on an official tour.

Over the old Böglisbrüggli mule bridge, the trail goes to the Hählen Platten stairs (where the mule train drivers carved steps out of the smooth glacier-polished rocks) and finally on to Handegg. The next astounding spectacle is not very far away: those seeking a nine-minute thrill can take the steepest funicular railway in Europe and chug up almost vertically through the fascinating Alpine panorama to Lake Gelmer in this rail convertible.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Direction
One way
Altitude (meter above sea level)
2161 m
Ascent
76 m
Descent
833 m
Distance
9 km
Duration
2 h 30 min
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Medium
Season
June - October
Theme
Over a pass, With panoramic view, Along Water

Map

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Contact

Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG
Grimselwelt
3862 Innertkirchen
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)33 982 26 26
welcome@grimselwelt.ch
grimselwelt.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

Distance

9 km

Duration

2 h 30 min

Ascent

76 m

Travel information: Innertkirchen

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