Edelweiss and gentian are just two of around 240 different types of flowers that hikers can admire, alongside some thousand-year-old larches, on the Alpine Flower Trail from Kreuzboden to Saas-Grund. The various bloom stages of various Alpine flowers, depending on the time of year, can be enjoyed along the entire trail, which leads past the old Triftalp and guarantees a charming Alpine experience. Traditional Swiss mountain cheese is still produced here today, and Ehringer cows, known for their world-famous cow fights, still graze the fields. A number of historic water channels (Suonen) built by locals for irrigation can be seen lower down in Brunne.
The trail sets off in a southerly direction just above Kreuzboden and follows a path to Mälliga. After crossing over the Triftgrätji, the trail heads down to the right towards Saas-Grund, until it crosses the far end of the Triftgrätji and leads north again. The trail then follows a wide rural road, which leads to a bridge above Triftalp, to Café Triftalp, and on to Brunne. A zigzag trail then leads to Saas-Grund through an enchanting forest, reaching a play area next to the Triftbach waterfall and above the “Unter dem Berg” area, a beautiful old part of Saas-Grund.
Alternative A: This Alpine Flower Trail features a shorter route from Kreuzboden to Triftalp. After a steep ascent, the trail below the mountain station leads to a wide rural road (sledging slope in winter), which heads in a south-westerly direction to Chrome or Zingelstapfu, where it makes an almost 180-degree turn to Triftalp and joins the longer Alpine Flower Trail. (3.5km; 299Hm; 1h)
Guides for the Alpine Flower Trail are available at the tourist office.
Pay attention to the cableway timetable.
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Tour history (B02033)
First published: Dienstag, 14. Mai 2013
Last updated: Dienstag, 13. Januar 2015
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