Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Where the river has dug itself into the limestone for millennia, one can now marvel at an impressive gorge. Around the 200 meters deep and barely a meter wide at the narrowest point, the entire gorge can be easily wandered over bridges and through tunnels.
At the main entrance near Meiringen there is a large parking lot. The walk takes about 40 minutes.
West Entrance April 15 to November 1, Eastern Entrance May 1 to October 16, 8.30am to 5.30pm. In July and August until 18.30 and from Thursday to Saturday evening lighting until 22 clock (only over the west entrance).
Admission: adults 8.50 CHF, children (6 to 16 years) 5 CHF
February 5, 2016
West entrance: April - 1. November Eastern entrance: May - 1. November Detailed information / source: aareschlucht.ch
Evening lighting July and August
until 10 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (from 6.30 pm only the west entrance is open)
Meiringen-Innertkirchen Railway (MIB)
Stops at the east and west entrance. Direct connection from the station Meiringen.
Access / Parking
From the west entrance, 2/3 of the gorge is wheelchair accessible. Free parking for coaches and passenger cars
October 11, 2017
costs 8.50 entrance fee. Euros are accepted 1: 1. Refund in francs.
The return trip can also be made with the Meiringen Innertkirchen Bahn, which is included in the price. There are stops at both entrances.
In the evening or in bad light some rock coloring are illuminated
June 10, 2017
I think this one is perfect to do on a rainy/cloudy day, because it doesn't matter for this hike. You have to pay to get access to this path (about €9/person). It's e very easy walk with some steps in it, but the disadvantage is that you have to cross people because the hike has a blind end. Overall, it is a nice walk, but not the best in this beautiful region.
May 17, 2020
I personally would advise against visiting the gorge in Corona times. No precautionary measures are taken by the organizer here. Both entrances are open, so that the generally large crowds that are let in here inevitably come towards each other on the very narrow footbridge. This could have been solved much better as a responsible organizer by opening only one entrance, so that people can either buy the way back from outside or go back by train, which is included in the ticket price.
I did not feel comfortable and can currently suggest other beautiful hikes to anyone who wants to do without such gatherings. Otherwise basically an interesting route.
July 25, 2020
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