Chapf (Viewpoint), CH

The viewpoint Chapf is located at 1288 meters above sea level. Like an eagle’s nest, it grants a magnificent foresight. And below to your feet lies the deep blue Walensee.


The incomparable view from the viewing platform extends from the Glarner Alps over the majestic Mürtschenstock up to the Leistkamm, the highest Ammler mountain. Deep down lies the fijord-like Walensee with the Betlis peninsula 800 meters below, along with the Strahlegg castle ruin and the Linthebene.

From the Arvenbüel, you can reach the Chapf in about 20 minutes via a narrow tarred road. Most of the way is relatively flat, only a few smaller ascents and descents are on. The last part of the route (about 100 m) consists of a small gravel path.

Winter: Chapf Loop

The Chapf loop is the easier trail in the cross-country ski area of Arventritt. It does not have large ascents, but nevertheless offers a fantastic view.

This sunny trail partly leads through the forest, partly over open fields, and past the ski school in the Arvenbüel. The prominent Leistkamm is always in sight on the way back. If it gets a bit warm on the small slope up to the Chapf, the forest promises a chance to cool down again at the end of the cross-country trail.

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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