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Orchid hike Goldau landslideThe great misfortune happened on September 2, 1806. Gigantic masses of rock plunged into the valley.102 houses were buried under rubble. A total of 457 people and over 320 animals were killed.On the hike through the area of the Goldau landslide, you will repeatedly come across silent witnesses from that time: huge blocks of Nagelfluh shape the landscape.The area is now a cantonal plant protection reserve. Botany fans come here mainly because of the rare orchid species.
Instead of hiking on the Waldstätterweg from Brunnen to Gersau, Gabriele had planned a variant with more meters above Rüti and Bärfallen, according to her motto "steep is cool". The path then joins the Waldstätterweg again.
So we had the most strenuous part of the hike right at the beginning, but also the most beautiful views and depths.
The route from Rüti would theoretically be closed due to logging. There was no marking at the beginning, just barrier tape at the end. On the way there was a fallen tree, but it was sawn out in such a way that the path could be used without any problems.