Braunwald-Nussbuel, CH

Braunwald is a car-free resort village, and former municipality, in the municipality of Glarus Süd and canton of Glarus in Switzerland. Braunwald is first mentioned in 1421 as Brunwald.


There is evidence of summer occupation between the 12th and 15th centuries and, by 1725, a few families were living there year round. A school was first held in 1841, and moved into its own building in 1857. The Niederschlacht inn, built in 1856, became a famous hotel.

In 1907, the Braunwald funicular was opened. This was followed by the opening of further hotels, including the Grand Hotel Bellevue (now the Märchenhotel Bellevue), the Alpina Hotel (now the Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel) and the Alpenblick Hotel (destroyed by fire in 2009).

In the second half of the 20th century, several chair lifts and gondola lifts opened, to provide access to the ski slopes above the village.

Until 1939, the village of Braunwald formed part of the municipality of Rüti, but in that year it split off to form its own municipality. On 1 January 2011, both municipalities were reunited as part of the new municipality of Glarus Süd.

Getting there

By any means or by choice of public transport services: SBB Timetable, please click here.

The Country

Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge.

The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

The Weather

Here’s the weather for the capitol city. Go to Dark Sky and input any other destination of your choice to get a detailed weather prognosis. There’s also a weather time machine, providing you backcasts for the experienced past and forecasts for the predicted future.

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