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Gemmi Pass

Address: Kandersteg, Switzerland
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Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities
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Adelaide, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Compared to Oeschinensee, this walk is pretty good, but not great. The path first half of the walk from the lift to the small lakes and swampy area is nice, however the second half gets a bit more barren. The view once you reach Gemmipass is spectacula, and worth the effort. We did the walk on a Saturday, and found... More 

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Wollaston, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Not a very challenging walk and without going over into the next valley the return is very boring as the views do not change much.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Gemmi Pass is a great day hike up and back to Kandersteg. Another option is to hike to Gemmi Pass and take the lift down to Lukerbad for the night.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It was a good but tiring hike. Scenery was nice but not as good as other places in Switzerland. I would not do it again but glad i did it once.

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Basel, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Its a very popular hike trail also recommended by Switzerland tourism. Weather was nice on our Hike day, took cable car from Leukerbad to Gemmipass, view from restaurant viewing platform overlooking several peaks and leukerbad was amazing. Started hike from this Hotel towards Kandersteg which is about 10 km (easy difficulty level). On the way there is beautiful lake Doubensee... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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283 reviews 283 reviews
98 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 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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