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 .
Tours To Aare Gorge
Swiss Alps Small Group Day Tour from Zurich BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $169
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Small-Group Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $169
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Bernese Oberland Pick and Mix Tour - Take Your Pick from Several Highlights BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $563
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Aare Gorge Reviews
Next to hotel 'Post und Hof' there is a train station. We bought a train ticket, including the entrance of the gorge. The train stopped in a tunnel, only 1 door was available to get off the train... more »
Cost was reasonable at 9 fr and parking was easy and plentiful the day we went. We went around 10:00 am on a rainy weekday. The walk also was not very crowded at that time and we felt a few times... more »
More magical in person. Feels like a scene from the movie Avatar. The walk is relatively easy (I am allergic to exercise of any form and this was doable). There are steps but plenty of benches to sit if you want to rest. There is a restaurant at the end of the walkway....so worth while and the walk back is more downhill and relatively easy. We went on a Sunday at 3pm, it was not to busy.
An easy walk through a gorgeous slot canyon. The path is built into the wall of the canyon and is very safe. This would be a great walk for kids. It took us about 45 minutes to complete. Your entrance ticket includes the train back to the entrance or to the train station (it's the same train, different stops).
Places to stay near Aare Gorge
Plan your trip to Meiringen
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Meiringen
Plans to Aare Gorge by other users
60 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM FINLAND June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Jungfrau Region BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Brienz BY A USER FROM HONG KONG February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Germany, Austria & Switzerland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Zurich BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium