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  • Aare Gorge - Lauterbrunnen
      Aare Gorge
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In English, this is a Gorge, and an impressive one at that!
It is located about 1km from Meiringen, so you can walk to there from the Town. We drove the 40kms from Lauterbrunnen as we were doing many sights on the one day. No worries with car parking, there was plenty of spaces and it was FREE.

There are some legends about the Gorge, the one I like, was the report in 1814 of a monster in the Aare Gorge, something like a snake, but with a round head and legs. The locals called it a "Tatzelwurm." It is said to have a big mouth, sharp teeth, evil eyes, and made whistling sounds that frightened even the Men in the Village!
Was it a Worm or a Dragon, luckily I didn't see one to find out!

The walk through the Gorge is on a well kept track of wood decking alongside the raging torrent, and Asphalt through Tunnels.
I found it a very easy walk, and quite a bit, but not all, would be suitable for wheel-chairs.
They quote the walk as taking 40mins, I don't know how long I took. I walked from one end to the other and back again, and enjoyed every minute of it!

ADMISSION IN 2011.....Adults...7.50sf
Children under 6 years FREE .....Children 7 - 16 years 4.00SF

OPEN DAILY..... July & Aug 8am–6pm......
April–June & Sept–Oct 9am–5pm
Floodlit on summer nights (July & Aug Wed & Fri 9–11pm).
It is closed during Winter, from November 1st - End of March......The Restaurant is still open.

Address: 1-2kms from Meiringen
Directions: Buses to Innertkirchen will reach the Aare Gorge
Website: http://www.aareschlucht.ch/

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  • Updated Dec 19, 2014
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