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Urwaldweg Bödmeren

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Muotathal direction Pragelpass
Circular hiking trail Urwaldweg Bödmeren: Eigeliswald-Rasis Hut-Gschwänd-Äbnenmatt-Bödmeren-Stägen-Eigeliswals

moderate
Distance 10.2 km
3:13 h
313 m
469 m
Already at the starting point Eigeliswald at the Pragelpassstrasse the slender, deeply polluted spruces and the soil interspersed with carts (limestone rocks) characterise the picture. The mosaic of forest and pasture accompanies us all the way. Man has created alpine pastures by clearing where the soil was suitable. The primeval forest reserve (www.boedmeren.ch) begins in the Stägen to the east. We see a spruce forest structured by small tree collectives and later a light, shrubby birch forest with individual spruces and pines. The flora reacts very finely to soil conditions and small topography, which manifests itself in a great variety. The Alpine way marks the end of the primeval forest.

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Update: June 24, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,687 m
Lowest point
1,375 m
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Tips and hints

SchweizMobil: Urwaldweg Bödmeren.

Start

Eigeliswald (1,374 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'705'378E 1'204'089N
DD
46.979499, 8.823693
DMS
46°58'46.2"N 8°49'25.3"E
UTM
32T 486591 5202901
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Destination

Eigeliswald

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point is Eigeliswald on the Pragelpass road: After a short walk we enter the pastures of Mittenwald and turn east at the first turn-off towards Bödmeren. In the Stägen we take the uphill path to the east. Shortly before the saddle we turn south towards the gate, reach the highest point of our hike after the Bödmeren Alp and continue westwards towards Äbnenmatt. After a short stretch on the alpine road we cross an unspoilt landscape again.

Over the alpine areas of Äbnenmatt and Chalbertal we reach another crossing. A flösch (small moor) lies directly on the path. The alp Ober Saum was inhabited all year until 1958. Passing impressive views down into the Muota valley, we return to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Can only be reached by public transport to Muotathal.By train to Schwyz, railway station. From there take bus no. 1 to Muotathal.

Getting there

Muotathal is located in central Switzerland and is easily accessible by car.

Coming from Basel-Lucerne:
Continue on the A14 from Lucerne in the direction of Zug. After 20 km you will reach the Rütihof junction. Take the A4 motorway in the direction of Schwyz. Take the Schwyz exit and follow the signs to Muotathal. Follow the main road through the whole village of Muotathal. At the restaurant Höll-Loch take the turnoff to the right, direction Pragelpass. Drive to the Eigeliswald car park.

Coming from Lake Constance and Rapperswil:
At Rapperswil you drive in the direction of Pfäffikon / Gotthard. In Pfäffikon take the A3 motorway in the direction of Gotthard. Then take the first exit in the direction of Gotthard / Schwyz. The road leads via Rothenthurm and Sattel to Schwyz. In Schwyz you drive direction Muotathal. Follow the main road through the whole village of Muotathal. At the restaurant Höll-Loch take the junction on the right, direction Pragelpass. Drive to the Eigeliswald car park.

Coming from Gotthard-Altdorf:
Take the bypass (tunnel) in Flüelen in the direction of Schwyz. After the Mosi tunnel leave the motorway at exit 40 Brunnen (direction Weggis/Gersau/Schwyz/Brunnen). Drive towards Ibach/Schwyz and take the first exit towards Muotathal at the 2nd roundabout in Ibach (at Dany's Family Restaurant). Follow the main road through the whole village of Muotathal. At the Restaurant Höll-Loch take the turn-off to the right, direction Pragelpass. Drive to the Eigeliswald car park.

Parking

At Eigeliswald there is a large parking lot which can be used free of charge.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'705'378E 1'204'089N
DD
46.979499, 8.823693
DMS
46°58'46.2"N 8°49'25.3"E
UTM
32T 486591 5202901
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Mehr Informationen zur Tour im kostenlosen Prospekt an den Stationen der Stoosbahnen:

Wanderkarte Region Stoos-Muotatal

Equipment

Sturdy shoes or trekking shoes, rain jacket, drink, food, possibly sticks

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.2 km
Duration
3:13 h
Ascent
313 m
Descent
469 m
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