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Widderalp, im Hintergrund der Säntis

Widderalp, im Hintergrund der Säntis

Berggasthäuser am Seealpsee

Berggasthäuser am Seealpsee

Seealpsee

Seealpsee

Meglisalp

Meglisalp

Widderalp

Widderalp

Fälensee mit Berggasthaus Bollenwees

Fälensee mit Berggasthaus Bollenwees

Sämtisersee

Sämtisersee

Berggasthaus Plattenbödeli

Berggasthaus Plattenbödeli

Tour description

From Wasserauen walk along the «Schwendebach» stream into the valley and climb your way up to the Seealpsee lake. At the end of the lake the trail will go up to the left through the picturesque mixed forest to the ridges along the «Unterstrich». You'll soon arrive at the idyllic alpine dairy-farming village of Meglisalp. The rest of the trail is rather steep as you head southeast to the «Bötzelsattel», crossing from there to the «Widderalpsattel» at nearly the same altitude. Then enjoy a gentle descent from the «Widderalp». Take a right before reaching the forest and you’ll arrive at the «Stiefelfelsen» («boot rock»). As you pass this rock, there is a short ascent to where a spectacular view awaits you: the Fälensee lake shimmering before your eyes, embedded between steep rocky cliffs. By now you'll have reached the «Berggasthaus Bollenwees» mountain inn. As you approach the valley along a little lane, you'll cross «Alp Furgglen» and go through the mountain forest to reach the Sämtisersee lake. Like the Fälensee lake, there is no visible outlet since the water from both lakes flows underground and surfaces in the Rheintal valley. After a short ascent on the other side to the «Berggasthaus Plattenbödeli» mountain inn, follow the steep descent through the Brüeltobel ravine, passing the «Hexenwäldli» («witch's forest») down to Brülisau.


Note(s)

The trail can be followed in both directions.
Mountain inns: Seealpsee, Forelle, Meglisalp, Bollenwees, Plattenbödeli.


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Places along the route: Wasserauen - Seealpsee lake - Unterstrich - Meglisalp - Widderalpsattel - Bollenwees along the Fälensee lake - Sämtisersee lake - Plattenbödeli - Brülisau


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Tour history (B02643)

First published: Mittwoch, 2. Dezember 2009

Last updated: Donnerstag, 3. März 2016

Tour published by: GPS-Tracks.com powered by GEO-Tracks GmbH

Tour characteristics

Distance: 17.3 km | Time requirement: 6 h
Ascent: 1175 m | Descent: 1230 m
Highest point: 1865 m.a.s.l.

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