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Flower Trail

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  • Flower Walk with information panels
    / Flower Walk with information panels
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
  • Exploring the local flora
    / Exploring the local flora
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
  • Seen along the path: wood pink
    / Seen along the path: wood pink
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Kurt Müller
Map / Flower Trail
2100 2250 2400 2550 2700 m km 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 Bergbahnstation Blauherd Fotopoint Tufteren Tufternalp Buffet Bar Sunnegga

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
4.6 km
1:20 h
135 m
425 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”.

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).

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Author
Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: December 27, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2575 m
Lowest point
2212 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Buffet Bar Sunnegga
Tufternalp

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.

Equipment

We recommend:

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

Start

Blauherd (2'571 m) (2567 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.016802, 7.786349
UTM
32T 406052 5096630

Destination

Sunnegga (2'288 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Blauherd - Tufteren - Sunnegga

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

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”.
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.


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Reviews

4.0
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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
135 m
Descent
425 m
In and out With refreshment stops Scenic Family friendly Botanical highlights Geological highlights Mountain railway ascent/descent Faunistic highlights

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