This wide and relatively flat uphill path can also accommodate pushchairs. The trail begins towards the back of the village of Wildi and leads up over Bärenfalle to Melchboden. Here, there is a small pond with a bridge, a play area, and barbecue areas set in a pretty glade in the middle of the larch forest.
Bärenfalle and Melchboden are also connected by the Fairytale Trail, which tells the story of Pia in the kingdom of the dwarves, as well as several local legends.
From Melchboden, the path continues in a wide zigzag through the Schafwald forest until it emerges from the trees and ends at the Hannig mountain station. Here, families can spend some time at the play area and the petting zoo before catching the Hannig gondola lift back down to Saas-Fee.
Variant A: The Fairytale Trail (Märliweg) is a wonderful summer activity for the whole family. Learn the story of a little girl called Pia on information boards dotted along the path through the enchanting larch forest between Melchboden and Bärenfalle just above Saas-Fee. The boards are decorated with charming illustrations, and parts of the legend are brought to life through elements in the surrounding natural environment. Enter a fairytale world and enjoy an unforgettable experience for the whole family, exploring the kingdom of the Saas dwarves, known as the “Gogwärgini”. (5.2km; 516Hm; 2.5h)
Pay attention to the cableway timetable.
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Tour history (B05487)
First published: Dienstag, 21. Mai 2013
Last updated: Montag, 12. Januar 2015
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