Winter walk on the Furka

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Photo: Beat Brechbühl

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Photo: Beat Brechbühl


Enjoy a winter walk up the snow-covered Furka mountain pass from Realp to Tiefenbach. This is SwitzerlandMobility route 511. In summer the road is used by cars and motorbikes. In winter the Furka is silent, however. The Furka steam train cannot be seen or heard during the winter months either.

Each bend in the road takes you higher and higher. The walk up to Tiefenbach takes about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 560 metres – most of which is covered at the start of the walk. The second half of the total distance of seven kilometres is much flatter.

Hotel Tiefenbach at 2,106 metres above sea level also serves meals throughout the winter. Take your toboggan with you for the return trip. An alternative is to hire a toboggan at Hotel Tiefenbach.

[Translate to English:] Idyllische Landschaft beim Winterwandern in Andermatt

[Translate to English:] Foto: Beat Brechbühl


Important information

The winter trail is prepared by Hotel Tiefenbach. This requires considerable effort in order to ensure the trail is safe. In bad weather the trail may be closed.


Location and contact

Hotel Tiefenbach
Am Furkapass
6491 Realp
+41 (0)41 887 13 22