|Distance:||6 km||12 km|
|Ascent:||680 m||911 m|
|Descent:||680 m||911 m|
|Max. Altitude:||1898 m||1898 m|
|Useful Links:||Cable car rates|
“Mythenweg” (Mythen is the name of the Mountain) is a short, if somewhat vertical walk from a nearby cable car station. As such, it’s a very touristy trail and if you go on a weekend, you might get into traffic jams on the way up and down (as in: have to wait for people to pass before you can continue).
The upside is that Mythen is a geologically interesting mountain with a very nice view from the top, and a short hike for those averse to longer routes.
Since I am not part of the latter group and rather detest cable car rides, I elongated the route a bit to make it a loop from and to the closest parking spot. I’m happy with that decision as it gave the hike a more satisfying length and added some less populated trail segments.
- Decently busy even on weekdays.
- Restaurant at the top is only worth it if you absolutely don’t want to prepare any food to take.
The ascent is theoretically a bit risky i.e. falls may be deadly, but they’ve secured the trail everywhere so that risk is minimized. For experienced hikers this will be a non-issue.
The top is home to one or several murders of the local variety of crows, called “Bergdohle”. They are smart little scavengers and definitely not shy. They seem to be living their best life, thanks to the restaurant and all the tourists feeding them (including this one).
Covid might have hit them hard too (closed restaurant), so be nice to them 🙂
If you want to get a good view of Mythen from a close by vantage point, you might like Gratweg Stoos, which we did in September 2021.
Note that these images were shot on my old HTC 10 phone, before I finally bought a “real” camera. Nonetheless, full size images without watermarks are available for licensing to interested parties. Check romans.pictures, or contact me for details.
If/when you visit Switzerland (or if you life here) be sure to see for yourself. It’s worth it.