The Bärgji Trail is a sunny, relaxed hike on the bright terrace of Grächen that’s suitable for all ages – which is why this easy winter trail is particularly popular with older people and families taking their children sledging.
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Situated at 1,619m in altitude, Grächen is well known as a sunny terrace. In fact, the family destination is located in the region with the lowest rainfall rate in Switzerland. Discovering its winter hiking trails is a delight for body and soul, and the six-kilometre Bärgji Trail is no exception. It’s easy, relaxed and still offers plenty of variety. In the village you’ll pass the valley station of the Hannigalp Cable Car and hike up to Egga chapel. With its baroque altar from 1740 and two 18th century paintings of the Last Judgement, it reflects both history and tradition. It’s also worth noting that the cross on its little tower was removed in 1983 during renovation and later installed on the Wannihorn as a mountain cross. The trail continues from the chapel through the wintry forest to Bärgji-Alp, where you can admire the magnificent mountain landscape on the sun terrace of Restaurant Bärgji. You can then choose whether to return to the village via the same route or take the chair lift on to Hannigalp.