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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. Put Aare Gorge into our Meiringen itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Meiringen.
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  • Nice! Was very nice! Easy and cheap! Nice to go as a minute can in an hour and a half you can also walk back through the mountains is a whole climb!
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  • AAre Gorge- Wow what a place!!! Happened to find it out from one of the TA reviewers. Worth the visit... We took a train from Zurich HB and got down at Merningen & took the connecting train[ a cute tr...  more »
  • The Aare Gorge is guaranteed worth a visit! The trail is well maintained and easily doable for anyone. The Gorge is very impressive.
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  • Was a great place perfect weather in the fall, best to leave your car at lower entrance and get bus to the top entrance and walk down to the lower entrance. Cool place to hang out on a nice day.
  • Wonderful place! You can walk through the gorge from both sides. Recommend visiting on a hot day so you can cool down in the fresh breeze of the Aare.
  • Now this is impressive! It's absolutely worth the money! Make sure you get the family ticket if you're with kids! If it's not in the heat of the summer, take a hoody or rain jacket with you, it can get wet and drippy in the caves. Take plenty of water, the next restaurant is about 30 min of walking at the end of the gorge. The drinks at the other end of the gorge where a rip-off, I think, almost sFr. 5 for a bottle! WHAT? Next time I bring my own water, thank you very much! Still, we loved every minute.
  • Beautiful, gorgeous, wild...take your pic but dont miss it! In the birthplace of the Meringue and also where Sherlock Holmes died, there is enough for a whole day of pure Suisse pleasure!
  • Lots of impressive views, lots of water. Specials attractions are explained with small signs. Make sure to bring a water-resistant coat. Most people choose to walk the Gorge back and forth, back to their parked car. If you only want to walk it one-way, you can take the bus or even the train!