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Route: Luchsingen – Schlatt – Linth Valley – Schwändi – Linth Valley – Braunwald

Braunwald (1,256 m above sea level) is one of the eight car-free health and holiday resorts in Switzerland. The family-friendly and popular holiday region is situated at the Klausen Pass on a sunny terrace in the Glarner Hinterland region - above Linthal and Rüti. The Ortstock (2,717 m above sea level), the local mountain of Braunwald, boasts an impressive panorama with a view of the glaciated summits of the Tödi.

The famous threepart Braunwald via ferrata is highly frequented. The Alpine climbing crag offers 40 different climbing routes and is located north of Braunwald near the Eggstöcken (up to 2,449 m above sea level, Vorderer Eggstock). Braunwald is worth a visit not only for climbers, but also for skiers, cross-country skiers, sledgers, mountain bikers and hikers.

It has only been permanently inhabited since 1725. In 1897, the lung sanatorium opened its doors (Höhenklinik Braunwald, now part of Reha-Klinik Zurzach). The funicular Linthal (Stachelberg) – Braunwald started operations in 1907. The oldest traverse seat chair lift in Switzerland runs up to the Gumen (1,901 m above sea level). A popular hiking route of 2.5 hours runs from Braunwald via the Bächi Alp to the Oberblegisee lake. A high route with a magnificent view of the Tödi and the Clariden connects the high plateau of Braunwald with the Urner Boden alp. Braunwald is also home of the most elevated Alpine rose gardens (up to 1,900 m above sea level) with 500 different types of roses.

Along with Betschwanden, Elm, Engi, Haslen, Linthal, Luchsingen, Matt, Mitlödi, Rüti, Schwanden, Schwändi and Sool, the popular holiday destination has been part of the municipality of Glarus Süd since 2011.

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