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Furka Höhenweg (Urschner Höhenweg)

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
15.8 km
Travel time
6 h
Tour details
Tour details
Furka Höhenweg (Urschner Höhenweg)
Furka Höhenweg
Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus
Furka Höhenweg (Urschner Höhenweg)
Blausee am Furka Höhenweg
Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus
Furka Höhenweg (Urschner Höhenweg)
Furka Höhenweg
Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus
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The Urschner Höhenweg offers athletic hikers an encounter with nature's beauty, with breathtaking panoramic views towards the Furka, Gotthard and Oberalp passes.

The hike starts at the Hotel Tiefenbach. From here, the path climbs up to the Tätsch. You will soon have reached the highest point on the Gspenderboden. The wide hiking trail gradually narrows, but remains easy to walk on. At Lochbergegg, above Realp, you can see the protection forest that protects the village against avalanches. Hikers will pass through Lipferstein and reach a wonderful rest area at the small Blauseeli lake which also marks the approximate halfway point of this hike. The tour then the continues straight on towards Bäz for about three kilometres. The view towards the Furka, Gotthard and Oberalp Passes is stunning.

The walk down begins through the municipality of Hospental. A small section leads along a narrow path until Moos is reached. Here, a wide and well-maintained hiking trail leads along the golf course towards Andermatt.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Tiefenbach
Point of arrival
Andermatt
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
421 m
Descent
1091 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Directions
Tiefenbach - Tätsch - Lochberg - Rotboden - Mülibach - Giessen - Bahnhof - Andermatt
Equipment
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Hiking poles are recommended
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Daypack
Author’s advice
  • Picnic at Blausee
  • Hike in the opposite direction
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Good to know

Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
Fahrplan Postautos
Further information & links
Fahrplan Postauto