Rosenlaui glacier gorge

Rosenlaui glacier gorge

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AngusOBrien
AngusOBrien
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Apr 23, 2010 - 8:51 AM
Hello,

During our stay in Meiringen we might want to visit the Rosenlaui glacier gorge.
My question for those who have seen this gorge is: would you recommend going there?
We once visited the Trümmelbach waterfalls near Lauterbrunnen and thought it was fantastic. How do these two compare?

Thanks in advance,

Angus
Wandermann
Wandermann
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Apr 23, 2010 - 9:36 AM
Hello Angus, I would certainly recommend to visit this gorge. It's really beautiful, although - to my taste - less overwhelming than the Trümmelbach waterfalls. Less overwhelming doesn't mean less nice to be there!
Are you planning a day trip to the Reichenbach Valley? In that case you can consider going there by PostBus from Meiringen. On your way back (hiking? PostBus?) you could visit the Reichenbach fall.

Enjoy,
Annika
Annika
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Apr 24, 2010 - 6:16 AM
Thank you Wandermann, for your excellent reply and extra tips. Combining the gorge with a post bus tour from Meiringen and a visit to the Reichenbach falls would be a great idea. Angus, you may have found the Rosenlaui gorge website already, but in case you haven't: more information can be found here.

I haven't been in the Rosenlaui gorge myself recently - I have been as a kid, but I don't remember it that well. In my opinion, most Swiss gorges are spectacular. The Trümmelbach falls are as well. You could consider a visit to the beautiful Aare gorge, near Meiringen, as well. I've been there often and each time I'm impressed.
maggiehorswell
maggiehorswell
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Apr 27, 2010 - 2:11 PM
how difficult is the ascent? we are senior citizens and not as fit as we were!
Wandermann
Wandermann
298 posts
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Apr 28, 2010 - 1:12 AM
Hello Maggie,

It's long ago since I was there for the last time so I don't remember all the details. But I know the trail through the gorge is safe (and wet of course). It is a gradual ascent, there are some tunnels, some parts of the trail are rather flat, but you'll have to climb stairs. It usually takes about about 45 minutes. You go up some 150 meters over a distance of about 600 meters. Leaving the gorge at the highest point you'll find a resting place. The trail back to the starting point runs along a brook through the wood. As far as I can remember this trail isn't difficult.

I hope this will help you.

Bye,
cuda383
cuda383
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Apr 28, 2010 - 10:14 AM
Guten Tag-My wife and visited both Rosenlaui and Aareschhluct while staying in Innertkirchen in Summer 2008. Both are well worth the effort. Rosenlaui involves a lot more up and down (auf und ab) whereas Aarschluct is much more of a level walk. My recollection is that Aareschluct has great deal more interpretive stuff and also has a "story" about a giant worm (if you have kids). If you go to Rosenlaui, the gorge is actually closer to the hamlet of Schwartzwaldalp, which has a very nice little hotel with a dining room. Whichever you decide, you will enjoy the Haslital
Dr AllenG,Tempe AZ
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Annika
Annika
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Apr 28, 2010 - 2:45 PM
Thank you for your helpful answers, Wandermann and AllenG! Maggie, I hopes this helps you decide.

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