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Take time out in the tranquil natural surroundings of Illgau

· 1 review · Winter Hiking · Switzerland
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  • Luftseilbahn Illgau-St.Karl
    Luftseilbahn Illgau-St.Karl
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The two high plateaus of St. Karl and Oberberg offer peaceful and strength-giving tranquillity. The route leads through delightful little coniferous forests, past rugged rock formations and alpine refuges.
moderate
Distance 6.4 km
2:35 h
380 m
380 m
1,364 m
1,114 m
The round walk starts above the picturesque mountain village of Illgau at St. Karl, considered a "place of power". A small aerial cableway takes winter walkers into the secluded landscape, which fills one with energy. With views of the Schwyz and Muota valleys and the ski slopes of the Stoos resort on the opposite flank of the valley, the route leads via Eseltritt to Ibergeregg. Although we're making good progress, we're slowing down at the same time. The deep silence is followed by lively activity at the family-friendly ski resort of Ibergeregg. After the climb here, the views of the Central Swiss mountains and the panorama are wonderfully energising. On the way back we're immersed in a quieter world in Grossenboden and return peacefully to St. Karl.

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Update: December 21, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,364 m
Lowest point
1,114 m
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Track types

Asphalt 11.03%Forested/wild trail 24.30%Path 13.18%Unknown 51.47%
Asphalt
0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
1.5 km
Path
0.8 km
Unknown
3.3 km
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Rest stops

Gasthaus Oberberg

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Start

Illgau-St.Karl aerial cableway upper terminus (1,178 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'697'363E 1'206'376N
DD
47.001300, 8.718853
DMS
47°00'04.7"N 8°43'07.9"E
UTM
32T 478626 5205347
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Destination

Illgau-St.Karl aerial cableway upper terminus

Turn-by-turn directions

St.Karl terminus - Oberberg - unteren Chaltenbrunnen - unter Altberg - Ibergeregg - Grossboden - car parks - unter Altberg - St.Karl terminus

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'697'363E 1'206'376N
DD
47.001300, 8.718853
DMS
47°00'04.7"N 8°43'07.9"E
UTM
32T 478626 5205347
w3w 
///safe.points.nerves
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Suechi
January 28, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? January 23, 2022

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
2:35 h
Ascent
380 m
Descent
380 m
Highest point
1,364 m
Lowest point
1,114 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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