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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  • Don't be fooled by the leaflet that shows a walkway with a bench (we counted two). The leaflet says its an easy walk but warns that wheelchairs can only access a section. We travelled to the... 
    Don't be fooled by the leaflet that shows a walkway with a bench (we counted two). The leaflet says its an easy walk but warns that wheelchairs can only access a section. We travelled to the...  more »
  • The walk is approximately 1.4 kms. a good 45 to 55 mins walk. But with frequent photo op stops it may take longer. The walk is easy and not exhausting. The views are magnificent and you might take... 
    The walk is approximately 1.4 kms. a good 45 to 55 mins walk. But with frequent photo op stops it may take longer. The walk is easy and not exhausting. The views are magnificent and you might take...  more »
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  • Beautiful spot. Short but fun hike through the gorge. We hiked from one end and then took the train back. Well protected and maintained if you’re bringing kids. Reasonable prices.
  • Entered in the later afternoon, with no expectations - no queue, straight through and into the gorge. All of it was step-free, and absolutely stunning. Not too busy, however, the paths would become crowded very easily in busier times of day.

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