Aare Gorge: a Spectacular Alpine River Gorge

This stunning natural wonder is a must-see when visiting the Bernese Oberland region in Switzerland. Over thousand of years, the Aare river created this gorge between Meiringen and Innertkirchen. At its narrowest point the Aare Gorge is hardly more than a meter wide while the limestone rock walls reach nearly 200 m high. The widest part is around 30 m and includes a small waterfall called Schraybach.

You can visit the 1400 m long gorge on a system of paths and tunnels from either the west or east entrances. The path through the gorge is an easy walk for visitors of all ages and takes around 40 minutes. The west entrance has a large parking lot, a restaurant and a playground.

Location:
- west entrance: Aareschluchtstrasse, 3860 Meiringen, Switzerland
- east entrance: Grimselstrasse, 3862 Innertkirchen

Aare Gorge: a Spectacular Alpine River Gorge


Aare Gorge: a Spectacular Alpine River Gorge


Aare Gorge: a Spectacular Alpine River Gorge


Aare Gorge: a Spectacular Alpine River Gorge


Aare Gorge: a Spectacular Alpine River Gorge


Aare Gorge: a Spectacular Alpine River Gorge


Aare Gorge: a Spectacular Alpine River Gorge


Aare Gorge: a Spectacular Alpine River Gorge


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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We're a family of five from the picturesque scenery of Belgium. Come along with us as we share stories from our journeys so far. And if you're curious about any of the places we've visited, don't hesitate to ask. Your dream European getaway is within reach, and we're here to make it extraordinary!

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