Talalpsee, CH

The Talalpsee or Talsee is located above the village Filzbach in the municipality Glarus Nord, Canton Glarus. It is located in a wild mountain landscape surrounded by mighty Glarus mountains at 1084 meters above sea level. The lake’s surface area is 3.2 ha (7.9 acres).

The mountain lake can be reached on foot from Filzbach, Walensee in about two hours. Much more comfortable is taking a ride with the chair lift of the Kerenzerberg Cable Cars from Filzbach to Habergschwänd. From the mountain station you can reach the natural lake on the Talalp in half an hour on foot (about 1.5 km, descending 200m in elevation).

To end your day, you can rent a mountain scooter for the trip of 6 km down the mountain, an exhilarating ride with impressive alpine views across the valley.

Impressions

The Talalpsee is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona. Have you always wondered how the Alps were formed? Then you’ve come to the right place here. There is hardly any other place in the world where you can see how mountains are formed.

Few places illustrate the history of the Alps as impressively as the UNESCO World Heritage Site between the Murgsee lake, Pizol and Martin’s Hole near Elm. Unique formations bear witness to the awesome power of nature when the continents of Africa and Europe collided.

Clearly visible from a great distance: the distinctive notch around the Piz Sardona separates the 250-million-year-old Verrucano rock from the 35 to 50 million years “young” Flysch rock. Extraordinary is that ancient stone formations overlie those that are millions of years younger – which was long an enigma for geologists, and a fact so unique that led it to the addition of the Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona spanning 32,850 hectares on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2008.

Getting there

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

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.

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