Mountain hut Alvier

Medium
3.3 km
2:45 h
648 mhd
29 mhd
Atemberaubende Aussicht auf den Walensee, bereits am Anfang der Tour.
Kühen auf den Weiden.

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Aussicht vor dem Anstieg über die Holzleiter.
The Alvier summit hut at 2342 m above sea level east of Lake Walen is one of the best vantage points in eastern Switzerland.
Technique /6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  2335 m
Lowest Point  1687 m
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Start
Palfries Railway
Destination
Palfries Railway
Coordinates
47.088769, 9.420358

Details

Description

On the hike from Palfries to the Alvier in the Appenzell Alps, more and more of the fantastic view opens up, but you should still stay focused – the path is steep, but exposed places are well insured.

From the Palfries mountain station at 1721 m above sea level.M. the path leads along the road to the Palfries mountain house. Over alpine pastures you hike first leisurely, then steeper and steeper. From about 1800 m above sea level.M. the trail becomes quite alpine. In a chimney gutter you climb between the rocks with the help of a wooden ladder to the ridge exit at Chemmi at 2185 m above sea level.M.

On the rugged south ridge, which is repeatedly secured with ropes and chains in difficult places, we continue to the summit plateau of the Alvier and the summit hut. This is where the famous panoramic view opens up: Walensee, Lake Constance and the Rhine Valley, the Glarus Alps, the Vorarlberg peaks and, in good visibility, the Tyrolean and Engadine mountains spread out a fabulous panorama all around.

Geheimtipp

It is worth waiting for the sunset and then spending the night in the Alvierhütte - an unforgettably beautiful nature experience!

Sicherheitshinweis

Tightrope walk that requires sure-footedness. White-red-white marked mountain trails.

Ausrüstung

Normal hiking equipment, sturdy mountain boots.

Directions

Public Transport

Arrival by train to Sargans and Postbus to the valley station of the Palfriesbahn

Daily to Sargans, continue with the bus 441 direction Flumserberg, Tannenboden to the stop Heiligkreuz (Mels), Ragnatsch. About 150 meters to the valley station of the Palfriesbahn. With the Palfriesbahn every 15 minutes to the mountain station Palfries (reservation required).

Anreise Information

Motorway exit Sargans, then on the main road to Ragnatsch to the cable car. In the village the way to the Palfriesbahn is signposted.

Parken

Public parking available at the Palfriesbahn (chargeable)

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