On the way in the Bisistal with flowers and snakes in wild romantic area.
Distance 12.7 km
Our starting point is the bus station "Hinter Seeberg" Bisistal near the EBS (power station of the district Schwyz) power station, which was built near the largest karst spring of the Muota valley. The Bisistal valley is one of the areas with the highest rainfall on the north side of the Alps, so it was only natural to use hydropower. In the years between 1952 and 1970, various power stations were built along the Muota.On a steep path we reach the Rätschtal, which is known for its rich floral splendour. On the sunny oak you can often see adders sunbathing. At the Hintersten Hütte we take the way southwards over the "Stägen", direction Geitenberg. The steeply erected limestone layers are impressive. At the highest point of our hike, the cross on the Geitenberg, where the traces of the 1st August fire can still be seen, our efforts are rewarded with the view of a unique mountain wreath. In the mountain spring we are surprised here with an undreamt-of variety of flowers, whereby beside Arnika, Männertreu, Anemone, Pippau, Trollblume, Knabenkraut and Teufelskralle the far away visible yellow of the Aurikel (Vorblüemli) is noticeable. The wildly romantic, steep terrain down to Bärensol and Schwarzenbach is still home to adders.The Restaurant Schwarzenbach is located on a hilltop which was of strategic importance in prehistoric times. Bronze tools found in the penultimate century testify to the presence of prehistoric hunters from around 1800 BC.We reach the starting point Seeberg via the Way of the Cross which leads from the chapel in Schwarzenbach down to Schönenboden.
AuthorStoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH
Update: June 24, 2021
Rest StopRestaurant Schwarzenbach
Tips and hintsWanderkarte - Blumen und Schlangen in wildromantischer Gegend
Getting thereBy car direction Schwyz, then direction Muotathal. From Muotathal drive into Bisisthal until Restaurant Schwarzenabch.
ParkingParking spaces are available at the Restaurant Schwarzenbach.
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