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Lake of Wägital and the Gross Aubrig

Lake of Wägital and the Gross Aubrig

Lake of Wägital

Lake of Wägital

Climb to the Aubrig

Climb to the Aubrig

The top of the Gross Aubrig

The top of the Gross Aubrig

View to the Fluebrig

View to the Fluebrig



Tour description

The Gross Aubrig is the nearest real mountain to Lake Zurich, and also the one that can be climbed earliest in the year. Its peak, at markedly less than 2000 m (1695), is far lower than those of its Wägital neighbors. Between mid-May and mid-June it is covered with especially beautiful flowers.

Leaving Siebnen, one travels on the post bus along the Innerthal dam, and after walking along the road for half a kilometer, one takes the trail in the direction of Gross Aubrig. The path is a washed-out trough, like a trench. The first 300 meters are steep and stony. Thereafter comes a romantic forest with magnificent firs, in which wooded planks make the going easier. The Alp Bärlaui is a magnificent sea of flowers and a less steep stretch. Finally, winding paths lead up to the top, and at this point comes the technically most difficult part of this mountain hike. The Gross Aubrig looks like the tip of a thumb. On its northern side and its flanks there are abysses, so that one should choose this route only in very dry weather. For a few meters we now have flat land under our feet, then come two climbs and descents, until one arrives at the mountain restaurant Wildegg. Below the Chrummflue one descends into Chilentobel. In this spectacular wooded ravine one can cool off a bit before one starts to sweat again on the flat section near Euthal.


Return trip: post bus from Euthal, train from Einsiedeln

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Places along the route: Staumauer Innerthal - Bärlaui - Gross Aubrig - Ober Alten - Wildegg - Chrummflue - Chilentobel - Euthal


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Tour history (B01531)

First published: Dienstag, 28. Oktober 2008

Last updated: Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.zuerich.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 11.5 km | Time requirement: 4½ h
Ascent: 972 m | Descent: 972 m
Highest point: 1695 m.a.s.l.

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Zürichsee Tourismus
CH-8640 Rapperswil
Tel: +41 (0)55 220 57 57
E-Mail: zuerichsee@zuerich.com
Internet: www.zuerich.com