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Aareschlucht

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  • Stephanie

    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.

    Opening hours:
    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

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    • February 5, 2016

  • Karin

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

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    • June 4, 2017

  • steffend

    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

  • Arno

    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

  • Chris

    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

  • steffend

    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

  • Kurt Brodbeck

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

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    • October 1, 2017

  • Karl-Heinz

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

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    • November 14, 2017

  • Veva

    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

  • Tanja

    A really great gorge that I can only recommend

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    • September 18, 2021

  • Heidi

    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

  • Mirco Dörsam

    Absolutely worth seeing natural spectacle. Entry is OK too.

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    • January 17, 2021

  • Greg Turnbull

    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

  • Ben

    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.

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    • July 25, 2020

  • TomS

    ... but you can also run back

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    • September 29, 2020

  • Greg Turnbull

    Price seems to have gone up & they force you to use a bus to go to the far end & then walk back in one direction! :-(

    • June 19, 2020

  • Franz Huber

    Murtensee

    • May 15, 2016

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

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  • Distance0.97 mi
  • Uphill100 ft
  • Downhill175 ft

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