Aare Gorge, Meiringen

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Walk along the footpath at Aare Gorge to see the Aare River up close and experience its power. A product of glaciations many millennia ago, the river carves dramatically through a limestone ridge. Although less than 1.5 km (0.9 mi) in length, the walls of the gorge reach up 50 m (165 ft) on both sides. Visitors have walked the gorge for over 100 years, although the footpath, which clings to the walls, is much safer and more modern today. You can relax afterwards with a coffee and cake at one at one of the entrance restaurants. Wear sensible shoes and a waterproof jacket to shield you from the river's spray. To visit Aare Gorge and other attractions in Meiringen, use our Meiringen visit website.
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  • Just awesome! We came here with our 8 year old son. We’ve had a great time. We managed to secure a parking from the east parking and entered from the east gate. We walked all the way to the other end....  more
    Just awesome! We came here with our 8 year old son. We’ve had a great time. We managed to secure a parking from the east parking and entered from the east gate. We walked all the way to the other end....  more »
  • Well worth a visit. The views were amazing and you could imagine dinosaurs walking or flying through this. It was just beautiful. I was worried about being able to manage the full walk due to... 
    Well worth a visit. The views were amazing and you could imagine dinosaurs walking or flying through this. It was just beautiful. I was worried about being able to manage the full walk due to...  more »
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  • I enjoyed the time spent here a lot! Wonderful views, incredible walls of rocks and scary fast river! The area is easily accessible, even possible to walk with strollers, not always convenient thought.
  • It's a really nice river view between two mountains . The river is hardly 10 to 15 meters wide , even Sun light can't come inside. You can walk by the river which is an awesome experience. From the beginning of the journey, you will find a small restaurant with a souvenir shop and restroom. The aaregorge tracking will charge around 10 € .

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