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Lauchernalp - Blatten

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  • Lauchernalp - Blatten
    / Lauchernalp - Blatten
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  • Lauchernalp - Blatten
    / Lauchernalp - Blatten
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • Lauchernalp - Blatten
    / Lauchernalp - Blatten
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • Lauchernalp - Blatten
    / Lauchernalp - Blatten
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
Map / Lauchernalp - Blatten
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A romantic hike from the Lauchernalp to Blatten.
closed
easy
5.6 km
1:30 h
89 m
532 m
From the Lauchernalp, start your hike along the road that leads to Fischbiel. The descent towards Weissenried starts just after the holiday village of Fischbiel. The Chapel of St. George is situated in the sleepy little hamlet of Weissenried and the tranquillity and remoteness of this place invites visitors to linger a while and relax. From Weissenried, continue on to Blatten. The "Im Brand" Shrine dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua is situated halfway along this section. In Blatten you will find timber houses clad with stone slabs, typical Valais granaries and pure, unspoilt nature with a wide range of flora and fauna. Make a brief detour into the old village of Blatten with its village oven and mill complex.

Author’s recommendation

The 1:25,000 scale hiking map is your perfect companion for an unforgettable day's hiking in the Lötschental. Available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1970 m
Lowest point
1530 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Zur Wildi

Safety information

  • Plan your tour carefully
  • Ensure that you have a full set of appropriate equipment
  • Never embark on a tour alone
  • Inform friends, relatives, the mountain hut supervisor or the hotel porter of your proposed tour. Report back when you arrive at your destination.
  • Keep a constant eye on weather developments
  • Adhere to the principle: if in doubt, turn back!

Start

Mountain station "Lauchernalp, Holz" (1972 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.411244, 7.774164
UTM
32T 405786 5140471

Destination

Blatten, Post

Turn-by-turn directions

Lauchernalp - Fischbiel - Weissenried - Blatten

Public transport

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Wiler ("Wiler, Seilbahn" postbus stop). Take the cable car up to the Lauchernalp.

Getting there

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden and Kippel as far as Wiler to the valley cable car station. Take the cable car up to the Lauchernalp.

Parking

You can park your car in the outdoor car park or in the indoor car park beside the cable car valley station (not free).
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.6 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
89 m
Descent
532 m
Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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