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Bärgmandli Dwarf Trail Giswil - SwitzerlandMobility Route No. 576

Route
Thematic Trail
Length
13.2 km
Travel time
5 h
Bärgmandli Dwarf Trail Giswil - SwitzerlandMobility Route No. 576
Bärgmandlipfad-Wanderung
Photo: Foto: Désirée Blättler, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Bärgmandli Dwarf Trail Giswil - SwitzerlandMobility Route No. 576
Bärgmandlipfad-Wanderung
Photo: Foto: Désirée Blättler, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Bärgmandli Dwarf Trail Giswil - SwitzerlandMobility Route No. 576
Bärgmandlipfad-Wanderung
Photo: Foto: Désirée Blättler, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Bärgmandli Dwarf Trail Giswil - SwitzerlandMobility Route No. 576
Bärgmandlipfad-Wanderung
Photo: Foto: Désirée Blättler, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Bärgmandli Dwarf Trail Giswil - SwitzerlandMobility Route No. 576
Bärgmandlipfad-Wanderung
Photo: Foto: Désirée Blättler, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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The Giswil's local mountain, the Giswilerstock, is at the centre of this round hike. The Dwarf Trail circumnavigates this huge limestone massif . Following ancient connecting paths, it leads from alp to alp.
This round hike abounds in views and insights: the Hasli valley to the south and the Bernese Alps with the Wetterhorn group behind it, the Marien valley with the imposing Schrattenfluh to the west, the high moorland Alps flanked by the Pilatus to the north and finally the delightful Sarneraa valley to the east. In between, alp restaurants offer wholesome local food. Fit walkers will find the short detour to the summit cross of the Giswilerstock well worth the effort.

The area is rich in legends about the Bärgmandli dwarf and other stories. These, the interesting geology and the flora and fauna of the area are described in the Bärgmandli Trail brochure. Large parts of the trail lead through a wildlife protection zone where hunting is prohibited. Chamois, roe and red deer and golden eagles can be spotted here. During spring, this round hike offers a magnificent cross-section of the glorious alpine flora.

Technical details

Tour type
Thematic Trail
Starting point
Mörlialp car park
Point of arrival
Mörlialp car park
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
841 m
Descent
817 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October
Directions
Hiking route: Mörlialp - Sandboden - Vorder Brosmatt - Hinter Brosmatt - Fluonalp - Rückenegg - Chringe - Fontanen - Alpoglen - Mörlialp
Author’s advice
Alp cheese dairy and Fluonalp restaurant, Mörlialp mountain restaurant
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Good to know

Parking
Mörlialp car park
Arrival / Return journey
By car: from Giswil via the panorama road to Mörlialp.
Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport
A PostBus service operates mid-June to end-October three times a day from Giswil railway station. See www.postauto.ch