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I spent a grey and rainy afternoon visiting the gorge when I was in Switzerland - the weather didn’t impact my experience all. In fact, I think it had put other people off visiting, so it was the most tourist-free attraction I visited during my trip!
The gorge is about 1.4km long and follows the southern side of the gorge, winding around and into the rock face. I started at the western end and finished in the east, but I believe you can do the reverse, or a return trip. (There are only paths on the southern side, however.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The gorge is really easy to reach by train, and is a 10-15 minute walk from Meiringen station (30 mins from Interlaken, or 1 hour from Lucerne). I’m not the biggest fan of walking, but walking through the village to the start of the gorge was lovely!
If you’re better at planning than I am, you can also visit Reichenbach Falls while you’re in Meiringen. This is the waterfall where Sherlock Holmes met his untimely end in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Final Problem”. I missed out on the falls, so don’t make the same mistake as me! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A ticket to the gorge is CHF9 for one adult, and a combination ticket for both the gorge and the falls is CHF16.
If you too visit the gorge starting in the west, you can catch the train back to Meiringen from the eastern end via the coolest little “station” I’ve ever seen!
I say “station” because it is, in fact, a door. Just a door. Built into the rock itself, you need to push a button to announce that you are there, and the next train will stop for you! The train runs every half an hour, so hopefully you don’t have too long a wait!
I really enjoyed my afternoon in Aareschlucht, and definitely recommend it if you’re in the area! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📆 June 2018
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