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Wägitalersee

· 5 reviews · Hiking Trail · Switzerland
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  • Wägitalersee mit Gross Aubrig.
    / Wägitalersee mit Gross Aubrig.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Malerischer Blick auf den Wägitalersee.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Das Bockmattli und der Zindlenspitz.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Die Hundlochquelle.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Der Wägitalersee und links der Gross Aubrig.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Wägitalersee Richtung Staumauer und Gross Aubrig.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
m 1200 1100 1000 900 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Tourismus Wägital (Innerthal) Tourismus Wägital (Innerthal) Innerthal, Post Gasthaus Stausee Gruebi Stockerli - Wägital Restaurant Oberhof Innerthal, Staumauer Restaurant Au

Starting in Innerthal, the easy hiking trail leads around the idyllic Wägitalersee. This barrier lake was built in the varied mountains during the 1920s, e.g. the Bockmattli is well known for climbing. Furthermore there are about 200 rather unknown caves in the valley as well as 22 cultivated alps during the summer season. In addition to fishing, jogging, skating, biking, hiking, climbing and swimming, boats can be rented as well as carriage rides around the lake.
moderate
12.6 km
3:00 h
205 m
205 m
The tour around the Wägitalersee definitely is a pleasure! The hike starts at the village of Innerthal. At the bus stop, keep to the left in direction to Halten. The round trip stays on the reservoir road with low traffic. Unfortunately, it is paved all around. However, this does not detract from its amenity. You will be rewarded by a unique natural panorama. At Halten you will first notice a house with a large dwarf landscape in its garden. But you better focus on the lake and the surrounding mountains. On the first few meters in direction to Sänegg, Blattli and Bruch you will soon see Fluebrig or Diethlem with “Turner”, Gantspitz and Wännifirst. From time to time, it's worth taking a look back to the north, where the Gross Aubrig is beckoning. Shortly after Ziggen the track leads into the forest. An almost inconspicuous signpost on the road points to a small but pretty spot: the Hundlochquelle. One should not omit to descend the few meters at lake level and visit the spring, which resembles a grotto. You can even descend completely and enter the beautiful, but wet and dripping grotto. The wonderfully clear water is inviting. Then it goes on to the end of the lake. At the restaurant Au you can plan a first stop for refreshments and even some snacks are available here. The view from the terrace towards Schiberg, Bockmattli and the lake is stunning. Then it goes on along the other side of the lake to the dam and from there back to Innerthal. On the way you still have a pretty good look at the seemingly invincible Zindlenspitz. But this is deceptive, you could hike up the mountain – to be followed on another trek.
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Author
Erhard Gick 
Updated: July 22, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
961 m
Lowest point
883 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Au
Gasthaus Stausee
Restaurant Oberhof

Tips, hints and links

The round trip is on a paved road with low and speed reduced traffic. It is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.

Start

Innerthal (904 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.105303, 8.918661
DMS
47°06'19.1"N 8°55'07.2"E
UTM
32T 493828 5216869
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Destination

Innerthal

Turn-by-turn directions

From Innerthal in direction to Sänegg, Blattli, Bruch, Schwandtli and the restaurant Au. Then back on the other lake side over Brandhaltli, Schrä, the dam and to Innnerthal.

Note

Wildlife refuge Rederten: December 01 - March 31
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

SBB train to Siebnen-Wangen, then bus (Postauto) NFB 523 to Innerthal.

Getting there

By car to Sieben, then direction Vorderthal to Innerthal.

Parking

Parking lot at the center.

Coordinates

DD
47.105303, 8.918661
DMS
47°06'19.1"N 8°55'07.2"E
UTM
32T 493828 5216869
w3w 
///estimate.finally.coping
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking or trekking shoes, drinks, maybe rainwear.

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Neha Chandebhamar
April 18, 2020 · Community
What a breathtaking view ! The blog description was perfect and extremely helpful. Thank you so much for your kind efforts.
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Jürgen Wintner
July 22, 2019 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.6 km
Duration
3:00h
Ascent
205 m
Descent
205 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Faunistic highlights Suitable for strollers Disability access

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