8 Lauenen - Gsteig

Influence of the Walser people and hydropower

The hiking trail then climbs gently through a wetland towards Brüchli. Mt. Wildhorn, Mt. Spitzhorn and Mt. Lauenenhorn provide us with a wonderful view. The pretty town of Lauenen gets smaller and smaller. We soon get to the Chrine Pass. Right by the pass crossing, we climb up on the left hand side to Mt. Brandsberg and further on to Mt. Wispile in Valais. Its name dates back to the 13th century. Walser people who had migrated here "besieged" Mt. Wispile and there were regular skirmishes. However, we keep walking to Alp Burg. Our view extends over the beautiful end of the valley towards Gsteig, the most southerly village north of the Swiss Alps. The trail leads us along the imposing Burg Falls down to Innergsteig and then past the hydroelectric power station to Gsteig.

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Most important stage details

Burgfälle Length: 12.7km
  Duration of hike: 5h
  Climb: 860m
  Descent: 910m

Höhenprofil Etappe 8