Aare Gorge, Meiringen

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Walk along the footpath at Aare Gorge to see the Aare River up close and experience its power. A product of glaciations many millennia ago, the river carves dramatically through a limestone ridge. Although less than 1.5 km (0.9 mi) in length, the walls of the gorge reach up 50 m (165 ft) on both sides. Visitors have walked the gorge for over 100 years, although the footpath, which clings to the walls, is much safer and more modern today. You can relax afterwards with a coffee and cake at one at one of the entrance restaurants. Wear sensible shoes and a waterproof jacket to shield you from the river's spray. To visit Aare Gorge and other attractions in Meiringen, use our Meiringen visit website .
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  • Walked through east to west and back from there with train. Beautiful Schlucht and few beautiful spots and nature seen. The location is excellent. For everyone this is fine to walk. If it is out of season and there is no Touristenbussen full..... Then you can walk fine. So look for the moment. With much fuss, it loses its charm and experience.
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  • Very Fivopisny tunnel, the price for the entrance is more than compensated by chic photos. We were with two children--about two-thirds of the tunnel. There would be one-went further to walk on the gorge. The place is intriguing, you want to go canoeing.
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  • Different gorge view compared with Norway. You can "walk" the gorge around the mountains here with cool air passed by. Enjoyable journey.
  • An absolute must if you are visiting Switzerland!! Iconic mountains and the power of mother nature packed into a narrow canyon.
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