The Misty Swiss Alps

May 11, 2013
As our day outdoors in Jura region was such a success, we decided to go for another hike but this time for the Swiss Alps and the Canton of Schwyz. The 1-hour drive itself was pretty cool from Zurich as we passed some pretty picturesque lake areas, such as the Lake Zug and the Lake Lauerz. For our destination we had chosen the little village of Stoos (1300m) that is reachable only by the Stoos Express funicular or a cable car. Shortly after Schwyz we parked the car and hopped on the world’s steepest funicular rail that has almost 80 percent inclination- pretty impressive! The only downside of this rail ride is the rather high price (about 25€ return ticket) for about 7 minutes each way. Nevertheless the experience is quite memorable yet a little freaky as it indeed is steep!

Once we got to the village we started hiking along the Fronalpstock-Klingenstock trail that would take us to a ridge with amazing panoramic views over the Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains (similar to the fjords). 

Unfortunately after only few hours into the hike, the views we had seen online were the only actual photos we were going to get! We were literally in thick clouds and it seemed as if there was no way out of it. Bummer! The reality of spring in the Swiss Alps had hit us hard. But although it didn’t go as planned, we still had a good time and enjoyed the little we were able to do and see- we just need to go back one day, obviously!

On a positive side, we had plenty of time back at home to do some barbeque and chat the night away- there’s no better ending to a day out in the mountains than that!


Information for the area:

Klingenstock- Fronalpstock panoramic hike- what we should've seen! {photo by}

Morschach- Stoos
- Details for the hike (official website of Switzerland tourism)
Central Switzerland

How to get there from Zurich?
Follow the road A4 till Schwyz (about 70km- 50min), and then follow the signs Schwyz Stoosbahn (Talstation).


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