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Location: Schattenhalb, Interlaken-Oberhasli, Espace Mittelland, Switzerland

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  • An impressive gorge can now be admired where the river carved its way into the limestone for thousands of years. Around 200 meters deep and barely a meter wide at the narrowest point, the entire gorge can be easily hiked through via footbridges and tunnels.

    There is a large car park at the main entrance near Meiringen. The hike through takes about 40 minutes.

    More information is available at aareschlucht.ch.

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    • February 5, 2016

  • Beautiful, but best on weekdays, since on weekends and holidays the gorge is pretty crowded.

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    • June 4, 2017

  • Opening hours
    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

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    • October 11, 2017

  • If possible visit during the week. On the weekend is too much going on.
    Alternative: the Rosenlaui glacier gorge. The eats much shorter, but there the water roars impressively through the gorge. Access via a toll road to the parking lot Rosenlaui.

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    • August 17, 2018

  • 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

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    • June 10, 2017

  • In fact, the Aare Gorge offers a large number of fantastic views and insights. A very impressive experience, best enjoyed outside of the holiday season and/or during the week.

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    • June 26, 2022

  • A really great gorge that I can only recommend

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    • September 18, 2021

  • Entrances and train stops at both ends of the gorge.

    Parallel train is included in the price. With the combination ticket you can visit the Reichenbach Falls and also back through the gorge

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    • September 11, 2017

  • Especially on hot summer days it is pleasantly cool and refreshing in the Aareschlucht.

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    • October 1, 2017

  • If you have to go near it, entry is worth it

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    • November 14, 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

  • Interesting glimpse into the rock

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    • May 22, 2021

  • A great view over the gorge with the individual paths along the rock walls

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    • September 18, 2021

  • Impressive walk through the gorge with lots of photo subjects.

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    • November 10, 2021

  • It was interesting and worth seeing the hike through the gorge

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    • July 17, 2022

  • If you want to cool off a bit, then you've come to the right place!

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    • August 16, 2022

  • Lohneswerter short trip through the Aareschlucht. If you want to extend your trip, I recommend the Reichenbach Falls in combination.

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    • December 2, 2019

  • It's nice but now too controlled, you pay at one end then get a bus to the other & walk through back to the start! Expensive too...

    • May 18, 2020

  • I would personally advise against visiting the gorge in Corona times. No precautionary measures are taken by the organizer in any way. Both entrances are open, so that the generally large crowds that are let in here inevitably meet each other on the very narrow footbridge. As a responsible organizer, you could have solved this much better by only opening one entrance, so that people can either buy their way back from the outside or take the train back, which is included in the ticket price.
    I didn't feel well and can currently suggest other beautiful hikes to anyone who wants to avoid such crowds. Otherwise basically an interesting route.

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    • July 25, 2020

  • Absolutely worth seeing natural spectacle. Entry is OK too.

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    • January 17, 2021

  • Employees at the main entrance very unfriendly, but the 2 ladies at the other end all the more. Great tips for the further hike given.

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    • July 22, 2022

  • Here you can see strength and time working together.

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    • July 30, 2022

  • Combines the Aare Gorge with the Reichenbach Falls in a circular hike.

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    • July 30, 2022

  • The unmistakable water of the Aare is simply beautiful

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    • August 20, 2022

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Location: Schattenhalb, Interlaken-Oberhasli, Espace Mittelland, Switzerland


  • Distance0.83 mi
  • Uphill250 ft
  • Downhill425 ft


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