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Gemmi Pass

Kandersteg, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Kandersteg
Type: Trails
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

gemmi pass is a long walk but a great walk through the valley with high mountain tops either side you can walk up from kandersteg or get the cable car, great views from the cable car going up. when reaching the gemmi pass itself fantastic views from the top over looking leukerbad and to the matterhorn in the distance.

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

challenging but worth the views. We took the gondola up then hiked the pass and ended up in Leukerbad

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Montreux, Switzerland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

After taking a breath, you get in the cable car which goes fast and up, and up...When on the top, a tremendous view, a mountain restaurant where you can have a drink or more, and the you discover the alpine lake, covered with ice, which you can go round for a highly pleasant walk ! Going down on foot or...with... More

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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216 reviews 216 reviews
68 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stopped off in Kandersteg during our train journey through the Swiss Alps. We were looking forward to snowshoe walking and a picturesque snow white village. Unfortunately there was only the remains of past snow thin on the ground that was otherwise icy from rain. We took the cable car up the steep climb towards Sunnbüel. It was lovely to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We caught the 11:00AM Sunnbuel cable car up from Kandersteg and hiked main trail to the Gemmi Pass, where we enjoyed lunch (beer and roesti with a view of the Alps across the Rhone Valley). On the way back, we also stopped at Hotel Schwarenbach for beers. We caught the 4:30PM cable car back down to Kandersteg. That tells you... More

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Although I enjoy the walking and climbing moutains best of all, the Gemmi Pass has some paths suitable for all abilities to enjoy with lots of alpine flowers and amazing scenery plus some stunning waterfalls.

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Thoiry, France
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We "cheated" by taking the gondola lift up to Gemmipass and then hiked up further a bit from there. We had a lot of snow but were lucky to see a herd of ibex. Gemmipass itself is a gondola station and looks like any other ski station, save for the incredible views over the vertical cliff in the direction back... More

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San Diego, CA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I was last here as a kid in 1976. I looked at these old 1976 photos in our album before returning in July 2013. I was shocked to see that they added HUGE electrical towers and power lines all over at the top that have completely destroyed the once spectacular view (Unfortunately I didn't take more photos of the ruined... More

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Long but so worth it for the views. Wonderful hotel en route and very friendly. Views of the lakes are incredible.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great hiking up here but too snowy to be fun this month. I'd suggest waiting until July. Heavy spring snows has made for mushy conditions...beautiful!

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