Braunwald is a family-friendly summer and winter holiday resort on a sunny terrace in the Glarus hinterland. The panoramic view to the south is dominated by the glaciated peak of the Tödi.
Braunwald holiday attractions include delightful themed trails, climbing, rose gardens and a family skiing area. The holiday resort can be reached by funicular railway from Linthal-Braunwaldbahn in 7 minutes.
The ascent to the Klausen Pass, which links the Glarus with central Switzerland, begins in the valley town of Linthal. After the first couple of sharp bends, the road reaches a broad plain, the Urnerboden. Although the Pass is still a long way up, you are already on the biggest Alp in Switzerland and on the soil of the central Swiss canton of Uri amidst 1200 grazing cows. According to legend, the people of Urn took the alp from the Glarus folk by trickery. A mountain path with a splendid view of the Tödi and Clariden mountains links the high plateau of Braunwald with the Urnerboden.
Experienced climbers face the ultimate challenge in the Eggstöcke, while inexperienced climbers can also get an adrenalin rush on the via ferratas.
You can also discover some highlights in Braunwald on foot. One not to be missed is the walk to deep-blue Lake Oberblegisee.
In Braunwald, outdoor event management company Adventure Switzerland offers young and old the chance to stay overnight in a tipi, yurt, bubble suite or tree tent at the Braunwald adventure camp. Lots of other exciting and varied outdoor experiences are on offer as well. These range from guided hikes and wild herb courses to a fun group kick-scooter outing. More information
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Braunwald - no cars, beautiful view - next high alpine resort from Zurich down-town, just 90 minutes by train or car. Try it - you'll love it for your holiday or a day's trip.