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Flower Trail (Nr. 3)

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  • Flower Walk with information panels
    / Flower Walk with information panels
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
  • / Exploring the local flora
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
  • / Seen along the path: wood pink
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Kurt Müller
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This walk is a real treat for anyone who loves flowers. Depending on the season, walkers may see blossoming edelweiss and gentian as well as many other alpine flowers.
moderate
Distance 4.6 km
1:20 h
76 m
363 m

This walk will delight all who enjoy admiring flowers or have a special interest in alpine flora. Numerous information panels give details of the alpine flowers growing close by. The boards answer questions that many won’t have even asked themselves – such as why does the edelweiss have fleecy hairs? The answers come as a surprise: the edelweiss’s hairs, for example, protect it from sun damage, frost and drying out.

  • Appropriate for children from age 4
  • The many flowers make ideal photographic subjects.
  • Information panels in German, English, French, Japanese

Author’s recommendation

Bring camera and binoculars. Because you also pass the idyllic hamlet of Tufteren with the typical “Gädis”.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: November 13, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,578 m
Lowest point
2,215 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Buffet Bar Sunnegga

Safety information

  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.

Start

Blauherd (2,571 m) (2,577 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'626'929E 1'096'199N
DD
46.016804, 7.786342
DMS
46°01'00.5"N 7°47'10.8"E
UTM
32T 406052 5096630
w3w 
///tweezers.harshest.clotting

Destination

Sunnegga (2,288 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Blauherd - Tufteren - Sunnegga

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 1h 35)

This hike is marked on the signposts as “Blumenweg”.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to the Matterhorn village: 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Zermatt.

Zermatt is also the start and finish point for the world-famous Glacier Express panoramic train journey (Zermatt to St. Moritz or Davos).

Getting there

Zermatt is car-free. Private vehicles are permitted only as far as Täsch (5 km before Zermatt). The Täsch–Zermatt road is closed to the public.

Onward travel to Zermatt is either by private taxi or shuttle train. Trains depart every 20 minutes; the journey takes about 12 minutes, and ends at the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt.

Parking

Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.

Onward travel: see “Getting there”.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'626'929E 1'096'199N
DD
46.016804, 7.786342
DMS
46°01'00.5"N 7°47'10.8"E
UTM
32T 406052 5096630
w3w 
///tweezers.harshest.clotting
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

"Themen erwandern in Zermatt", Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, Eigenverlag, Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, ISBN 978-3-905756-68-5. Erhältlich bei den Zermatt Bergbahnen AG im Shop auf Matterhorn glacier paradise, via E-Mail info@matterhornparadise.ch oder per Telefon auf +41 (0)27 966 01 01.

Author’s map recommendations

A walking map (1:25,000) is available from Zermatt Tourism’s guest information centre, along with brochures containing tips and recommendations.

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)

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Rating

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Irmgard Gehrig 
September 13, 2015 · Community
Eher gegen Mittag machen (sonst zuviel Schatten). Mehr Murmeli gesehen als auf dem Murmeliweg ;)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
76 m
Descent
363 m
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