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Three-summit tour

Short facts

  • start: Planplatten (Alpen tower), 2250 m
  • destination: Käserstatt, 1840 m
  • medium
  • 10,65 km
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 549 m
  • 2534 m
  • 1829 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

This demanding alpine hike offers overwhelming views. On the glistening Melchsee, the Obwalden Pre-Alps with Mount Pilatus as well as the Uri and Bernese high alpine peaks.

Starting point of the hike is on Planplatten, at the Alpen Tower. By the way, you can also enjoy a great brunch here before the start. In the direction of Engstlenalp, you keep to the left after only a few steps and follow the ridge towards Rothorn, Glogghüs and Fulenberg. The path leads via Hochsträss back to Käserstatt. This hike offers a unique panorama - but you have to earn it. Good equipment and surefootedness are essential for this alpine route. Less experienced mountaineers are recommended to do the tour with a mountain guide.

General information

Directions

Planplatten (Alpen tower) - Balmeregghorn - Rothorn - Glogghüs - Fulenberg - Hochstollen - Hosträss - Käserstatt

Safety Guidelines

The tour is marked white-blue-white.Level of difficulty according to SAC hiking scale: T4

Equipment
  • Good footwear
  • Climbing rope 20 m
  • Map sheet Innertkirchen No. 1210 - 1:25,000 (or digital map)
  • If available: climbing seat and 2 to 3 slings with carabiners
  • The solar radiation is increased in the mountains.
  • Sunscreen with a high protection factor, a sun hat and sunglasses with UV protection should definitely be carried in your luggage.
  • Also in summer and when the «starting weather» is fine, warm clothing and a raincoat must be included. The layer principle with different layers of clothing is recommended.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • Pocket pharmacy
  • Enough to drink
Tip
Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route leads over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the route via Simplon Pass and then use Lötschberg car transport.

Parking

The municipality of Meiringen has 835 public parking spaces in the village centre and by the bottom station of the Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg. All parking spaces are managed daily (also Sundays) from 08.00 to 19.00 o'clock by means of parking meters. The Casino AEH (multi-storey car park) is operated around the clock.

Public transit

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

Additional Information

Variants
Descent from Hochstollen via Hochsträss to Mägisalp (additional hiking time: 30 min)
Descent from Käserstatt to Bidmi (middle station of the Hasliberg Reuti-Mägisalp cable car; additional hiking time: 45 min)

Pavings

  • Path (79%)
  • Hiking Trail (20%)

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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