Glattalp, CH

If you would like to go to the Glattalp in summer you have two options: Either put on your hiking shoes or get on the small cable car. The Glattalpsee up there is a water reservoir with a surface area of 39 ha (96 acres).


The Muota Valley is known for its down-to-earth weather prophets and its more than 200-kilometer-long karst Höllloch cave system. But it has plenty more to offer, even in winter, and for anyone who wants to give ice climbing a go, this is the perfect place!

Towards the end of the valley, in Sahli, the mountains close off the road. Here lie the gates to the natural treasure of Glattalp: the valley station of the cable car. In winter the Glattalp is one of the coldest places in Switzerland with its icy temperatures. However, after the snow melts in spring, the mountain summer with its colourful plants takes over.

Cows, pigs, horses and sheep can freely roam in the sun on the Glattalp. Hikers can join them. Families circumambulating the Glattalp lake. Mountain hikers on their way to the scenic outpost of Pfaff. Mountaineers tackling the Alpine tour to the Klausenpass. Or day trippers who would like to enjoy a delicious meal at the SAC hut or mountain restaurant.

The Glattalp railway can transport up to 8 passengers per ride. With a travel time of 8 minutes the transport capacity per hour amounts to approx. 30 passengers. This can lead to waiting periods if the weather is nice. The hiking trail is an alternative that takes you to the Glattalp from the valley station within 2.5 hours.

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

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