A lookout jewel

Hirzli – Planggenstock: Finest tightrope walking


A lookout jewel

Tour description

The Hirzli is regarded as the most rewarding vantage point in the Glarnerland. Fantastic panoramic and deep views of Lake Walen and Lake Zurich, snow-capped and high peaks (Mythen/Säntis) and sometimes even the Black Forest await you. At the beginning of the tour you will meet sculptures and the hiking guide will tell you about an exciting legend. On the pleasantly shady and entertaining ascent over the Schwinfärch Alp we reach the summit and marvel at the impressive view. We reach our second destination of the day, the Planggenstock, on an exciting Nagelfluhgrat. Although a few exposed spots require a head for heights, they are secured with wire ropes and therefore do not pose any particular difficulty. We continue over the varied Kämmli ridge down to Muosalp and through the beautiful Flüewald with its jungle character back to the starting point, where we treat ourselves to a summer refreshing refreshment in the Hirzli mountain restaurant shortly before the endpoint Morgenholz.

Sunday | 15. May 2022

Length and duration

11 km | ca. 5 h (+ Breaks)

Altitude difference

↗︎ 850 Hm | ↘︎ 850 Hm


Mountain hiking (T2 – T3)


The packing list will be sent with the registration confirmation.


Guided day hike by a professional guide
Interesting things about nature and culture

Costs per participant

CHF 90 (by TWINT at 078 779 30 32 until May, 12)

Not included

Catering from the backpack
Arrival and return journey, cable car
Consumption in the mountain restaurant Hirzli


By public transport recommended


8.45 a.m. | Niederurnen | valley station cable car Morgenholz (arrival Niederurnen Ochsenplatz at 8.37 – a few minutes to walk to the cable car)


Same starting point, about 3.45 p.m. 

Registration deadline

Wednesday, May 11 2022

Hiking guide

Martin Akeret
Phone: 078 779 30 32

Register online