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Hiking Trail

Murgseen-circular-path

Hiking Trail · Ferienregion Heidiland
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  • Sonnenaufgang beim oberen Murgsee
    / Sonnenaufgang beim oberen Murgsee
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • Oberer Murgsee
    / Oberer Murgsee
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • Murgseehütte
    / Murgseehütte
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • Unterer Murgsee
    / Unterer Murgsee
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
Map / Murgseen-circular-path
1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Gsponbachfall Berggasthaus Murgsee Murgseen Murgbachfall

The three Murg lakes are nestled in a wildly romantic mountain basin. Brooks, lakes, waterfalls, rock gardens and a protected pine forest reserve characterise this round tour.
difficult
14.5 km
5:15 h
856 m
856 m
Embedded in a romantic wild mountain basin lie the three Murg lakes. Brooks, lakes, waterfalls, peat meadows, rockeries and the protected Swiss pine forest reserve by the lowest of the Murg lakes make this round trip an unforgettable nature experience.

From Murg am Walensee you can reach the starting point by car or Murgsee bus (Taxi Walser, Murg). The ascent to Gspon is relatively steep and good hiking boots and physical fitness are required. After this, the terrain becomes flatter. The path leads along the Gsponbach to Alp Unter Mürtschen. Copper and silver ore were mined here, particularly in the second half of the 19th century.

The Mürtschenstock with its three peaks, Stock, Fulen and Ruchen, rises up imposingly on the way to Ober Mürtschen. Over the Murgseefurggel you reach the Murg lakes, framed within a garland of mountains. In little time, the upper Murg lake is reached with the Murg lake mountain hut, which owes its existence to the earlier ore mining.

Past the middle Murg lake, the route leaves the valley. If you take a look behind you, you can see the waterfall that crashes down into the lower Murg lake. This lake is located in a nature reserve with ancient Swiss pines. No use of timber takes place in any form; the area is protected as a forest reserve. Hiking over the Alp Guflen and Alp Mornen returns you to the starting point in Merlen.

Note(s)
There is no public transport available for getting to Merlen. You can however get there with the Murgtal bus (with no set timetable) from Murg station - you need to register in advance by telephone: +41 (0)81 738 14 48 (Taxi Walser, Murg).

Best period: July - October.

See also
Heidiland Tourismus AG
Infostelle Walensee-Unterterzen
Walenseestrasse 18
CH - 8882 Unterterzen
Tel: +41 (0)81 720 17 17
Fax: +41 (0)81 720 17 18
E-Mail: unterterzen@heidiland.com
Internet: www.heidiland.com

Author’s recommendation

Der Künstler H.R. Fricker hat zwischen der Alp Plätz und dem obersten Murgsee den "Steingarten Murgtal“ geschaffen. www.steingarten-murgtal.ch

outdooractive.com User
Author
Adrian Pfiffner 
Updated: May 27, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1983 m
Lowest point
1123 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Berggasthaus Murgsee

Safety information

Im Frühling kann der Wanderweg beim Abschnitt zwischen dem mittleren und unteren Murgsee (Peterjosen-Gfäsch) noch schneebedeckt. Da das Gelände neben dem Wanderweg abschüssig ist, ist hier bei entsprechenden Verhältnissen Vorsicht geboten.

Equipment

Für die Rundtour ist festes Schuhwerk von Vorteil, da besonders nach Regenfällen und zur Zeit der Schneeschmelze an manchen Stellen der Weg nass und rutschig sein kann.

Tips, hints and links

Berggasthaus Murgsee

T 41 81 511 03 63 (Hütten-Telefon, während der Saison in Betrieb)

www.murgsee.ch

 

Heidiland Tourismus AG, Infostelle Walensee-Unterterzen

T +41 81 720 17 17

www.heidiland.com

 

Start

Murg, Merlen (1157 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.068586, 9.198061
UTM
32T 515038 5212804

Destination

Murg, Parkplatz Bachlaui

Turn-by-turn directions

Merlen - Gspon - Unter Mürtschen - Ober Mürtschen - Murgseefurggel - Murgsee - Mornen Alp - Mornen Parkplatz - Merlen

Public transport

Für die Anfahrt bestehen kein ÖV, jedoch gelangen Sie ab Bahnhof Murg mit dem Murgtal-Bus (ohne Fahrplan) nach Merlen - telefonische Voranmeldung (kein Handyempfang im Murgtal) ist erforderlich unter T +41 81 738 14 41

Getting there

Von Zürich und Chur her kommend auf der Autobahn A3 die Ausfahrt "Murg" nehmen, im Dorfzentrum Murg den Schildern "Murgtal" folgen

Parking

Kostenpflichtige Parkplätze (CHF 10 Franken Tagesgebühr) im Murgtal.

  • Parkplatz Bachlaui (empfiehlt sich für die Rundtour)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.5 km
Duration
5:15 h
Ascent
856 m
Descent
856 m
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