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. To visit Aare Gorge and other attractions in Meiringen, use our Meiringen visit website.
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  • After arriving in Meiringen, the weather was a bit inclement so we didn't feel like venture too far and headed to the Aaere Gorge, about 20 min by walk from town. We paid 10 chf for the entry ticket.....  more
    After arriving in Meiringen, the weather was a bit inclement so we didn't feel like venture too far and headed to the Aaere Gorge, about 20 min by walk from town. We paid 10 chf for the entry ticket.....  more »
  • Magnificent view and experience. Great activity with kids. The beauty of the rock formation is a humbling experience of how nature just takes it course and create such a magnificent formations. We... 
    Magnificent view and experience. Great activity with kids. The beauty of the rock formation is a humbling experience of how nature just takes it course and create such a magnificent formations. We...  more »
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  • Great and easy walk in the Aare gorge. It costs 10.- to have access to the pathway. It is also possible to go back to the parking by train (included in the price). You can get some fresh air there and take incredible pics of a turquoise moving water. A must-see place in Switzerland!
  • It's a really nice river view between two mountains . The river is hardly 10 to 15 meters wide , even Sun light can't come inside. You can walk by the river which is an awesome experience. From the beginning of the journey, you will find a small restaurant with a souvenir shop and restroom. The aaregorge tracking will charge around 10 € .

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