©

Nafels trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Nafels

Trip Planner Europe  /  Switzerland  /  Canton of Glarus  /  Nafels
(4.6/5 based on 10+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: museums
Näfels is a former municipality in the canton of Glarus in Switzerland. Effective from 1 January 2011, Näfels is part of the municipality of Glarus Nord.HistoryNäfels is first mentioned in 1240 as Nevels.In 1388, the Swiss Confederates beat the Habsburgs at the Battle of Näfels, a victory that proved to be decisive in the series of Swiss-Austrian conflicts that stretched through most of the 14th Century as, in 1389, a peace treaty was signed at Vienna. The losses were much higher on the Austrian side, with 2,500 Austrians killed and 54 Swiss. The town's Slachtkapelle was created as a memorial to the men who fell in battle, and the Näfelser Fahrt, a pilgrimage to the site of the battle, has been held in April every year since the battle.GeographyNäfels has an area, as of 2006, of 36.9km2. Of this area, 35.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 37.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (22.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).Näfels is located in the Glarner Unterland on the left side of the valley, across from Mollis. It consists of the village of Näfels and the scattered settlemenst that that make up the Näfelser Berg and the Oberseetal.DemographicsNäfels had a population of 4,021. As of 2007, 19.3% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -0.6%. Most of the population speaks German, with Italian being second most common and Albanian being third .
With our custom trip planner, Switzerland vacations can be built around trips to Nafels and other destinations in Switzerland.
Source

Plan your trip to Nafels

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

See this by visiting one of the destinations below

Why?
Some destinations do not have accommodations and require staying in a nearby city. Here are places you can stay:
Sightseeing, historic sites, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Fun & games, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, sightseeing, winter sports
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Spas, wildlife areas, winter sports
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nature, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Switzerland

3 days in Zurich BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SPAIN January, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in London, Paris & Geneva BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, kids, relaxing, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA February, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA February, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: February, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Zurich BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Geneva & Zurich BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News