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Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile of the modified Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hiking trail.
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Short Description

The “Bergmanndlipfad Giswil” hike revolves around two things: First, and quite literally, around Gilswilerstock Mountain. Second, around the mythical creatures “Bergmanndli” (“Little Mountain Dudes”), which according to local folklore lived in these mountains and knew the secret to making mirrors (a bit random, granted).

If interested, the local tourist information booth near the start of the tour has more information on the gnome-lookalikes and the small rush for mirror-making minerals in the middle ages.

If not interested, you still get a nice medium length hike following interesting paths and offering great views, as well as a chance to see wildlife like chamois or eagles.


Impressions

We did this hike in a small group of friends. The goal was to get as high up as possible without snow at this time of year. Turns out this trail was right on the limit (a small, easily manageable snow field remained on the trail).

During the ascent, we enjoyed views of Lake Sarnen and the Sarnen valley every time we took a look back.

View of Sarnen, Sarnersee, and Giswil along the ridge of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
View along the ridge.

From (close to the) the ridge, we got treated to a panorama of the Bernese Alps as a reward for the ascent.

View along the ridge of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
View along the ridge.

We didn’t see any Bergmanndli or eagles, but it was a Saturday and slightly busy, so they were probably hiding.

We enjoyed our hike and would recommend it to others.

Would you like to share your own experiences with this hike? Do you have any questions? Something to add? Feel free to leave a comment below 🙂


Route Report / Gallery

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  • View of Sarnen, Sarnersee, and Giswil during the ascent of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View during the ascent of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View of Sarnen, Sarnersee, and Giswil during the ascent of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View during the ascent of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View during the ascent of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View during the ascent of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View during the ascent of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View along the ridge of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View along the ridge of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View of Sarnen, Sarnersee, and Giswil along the ridge of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View (back) along the ridge of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View along the ridge of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View along the ridge of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View during the descent of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • Cows, unfortunately without horns and with bells, as seen on the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View during the descent of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View during the descent of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View during the descent of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.
  • View (back) during the descent of the Schweizmobil 'Bergmandlipfad Giswil' (576) hike.

NEWSLETTER

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Basic Data

Date of Hike:2020-05-22
Participants:Roman, Jenny, Hank, Betsy, Gil
Technical Difficulty:T2: Mountain Trail

Stats

Km14
Net Hours (Est.)5
Net Hours (Act.)4
Ascent (m)950
Descent (m)950
Max. Alt. (m)1950
Loop?Yes
Cable Car?No
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