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Aare Gorge

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Address: Meiringen 3860, Switzerland
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A must on a rainy day

This gorge is lovely on a rainy day, because the water will flow fast and you are protects mostly from the rain by overhanging rocks and you need a jacket anyway due to spray... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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palmerston north
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gorge is lovely on a rainy day, because the water will flow fast and you are protects mostly from the rain by overhanging rocks and you need a jacket anyway due to spray, have good footwear. Very impressive, not off the beaten track as there will be a lot of foot traffic

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Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our local relatives had organised a day out for us tourist, so we had no idea where we were going. A stunning drive, approximately 1.5 hours from Zurich. A little scary at times, on our private coach up the narrow, winding road up the mountains... but still an amazing experience just to look out the window! Areschlucht was simply stunning.... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This was an easy walk from our hotel in Meiringen. After paying for our tickets we entered the cool confines of the gorge, a relief from the near 30* heat elsewhere. With its tunnels and boardwalks above the raging glacial river Aara below, the gorge winds its way along for about 1.4km. The gorge is only a metre wide in... More 

Thank Steven F
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We arrived at the entrance to the 1.5 km gorge and commenced our walk down to the well-made walkway clinging to the left hand side of the gorge and well above the water racing below. It was very spectacular. It had waterfalls, rapids, glacier mills, dark tunnels and caves. It was 200 metres deep.

Thank Archaeobuff
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Words cannot do this place justice. This short walk is an unforgettable experience. It is a little "off-the-beaten-path," but it's worth it. Via a 1.5km long, well constructed wooden platform, the short hike offers multiple once-in-a-lifetime photo ops.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Its a beautiful Place. You can go with the Motocicle, Car, Bus... By Sun or Rain... its a nice Place to visit.

Thank Jessica Evelin C
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

AAre Gorge- Wow what a place!!! Happened to find it out from one of the TA reviewers. Worth the visit... We took a train from Zurich HB and got down at Merningen & took the connecting train[ a cute train with limited seats :) ] to the falls.. We got down at the Aareschlucht West and energised ourselves with amazing... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had originally planned to hike in the Jungfrau region, but do to rain and dense fog we didn't want to spend the money on the train and not be able to see anything anyway. We decided to visit the Aareschlucht instead. Great decision even on a rainy day. We hiked back on the path over the mountain, but probably... More 

Thank Daniel P
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We started from the town end. Try and return on the train which runs parallel with the gorge but in tunnel !

1 Thank Roger C
Ashland, Oregon
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were in Europe for six weeks and I will say our visit to the Aareschlucht (Aare Gorge) was one of our favorite days of the entire vacation. Neither photos nor words can describe how much fun and wonderful this gorge is. We took it from the far (east) entrance to the west entrance. A small local train takes you... More 

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