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Furka Höhenweg (Urschner Höhenweg)

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  • Furka Höhenweg
    / Furka Höhenweg
    Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus GmbH
  • / Blausee am Furka Höhenweg
    Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus GmbH
  • / Furka Höhenweg
    Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus GmbH
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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.
moderate
15.8 km
5:40 h
421 m
1,091 m

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.

Author’s recommendation

  • Picnic at Blausee
  • Hike in the opposite direction
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Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus GmbH / Tel. +41 41 888 71 00 / info@andermatt.ch / www.andermatt.ch
Updated: January 21, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
2,309 m
Lowest point
1,431 m
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Start

Tiefenbach (2,103 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'678'389E 1'160'692N
DD
46.592900, 8.461573
DMS
46°35'34.4"N 8°27'41.7"E
UTM
32T 458755 5160067
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Destination

Andermatt

Turn-by-turn directions

Tiefenbach - Tätsch - Lochberg - Rotboden - Mülibach - Giessen - Bahnhof - Andermatt

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'678'389E 1'160'692N
DD
46.592900, 8.461573
DMS
46°35'34.4"N 8°27'41.7"E
UTM
32T 458755 5160067
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Hiking poles are recommended
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Daypack

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.8 km
Duration
5:40 h
Ascent
421 m
Descent
1,091 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Point to Point

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