Uri Dialect Trail
Dialect in the Isenthal valley
Discover the region’s linguistic characteristics on the Uri Dialect Trail. Follow the rocks with the dialect words and cover all 13 stations in about 3 hours.
The 3-hour circular route takes you through magnificent countryside with breathtaking views.
The Uri Dialect Trail requires hiking boots and sure-footedness.
From the PostBus stop Weid-Furggelen, continue on Grosstalstrasse (road) into the valley until you reach the Wissig–Furggelen marker.
This is where the Uri Dialect Trail starts. The route takes you through the scenic natural landscape of Scheidegg. On the way, discover 13 original Uri dialect word-pairs carved in stone, such as “schwäntä & roodä“ (to remove bark & uproot). A handy dialect brochure, edited by Felix Aschwanden, author of a local dialect dictionary, provides fascinating and funny background to the vernacular. Use your smartphone to scan the QR code in the brochure and receive additional information or play songs about Uri people from the out-of-stock CD. The route continues – with spectacular views over Lake Uri – to a typical mountain farm at Obere Bärchi. Take the cable car or hike down to Mittlere Bärchi and follow the Uri Landweg (country trail) back to the village of Isenthal.
Purchase your ticket easily in the PostBus App.
For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required on the previous day until 16.00 h at the latest. Tel. +41 58 448 06 22
Reservations for individual travelers (1-9 persons) are not accepted. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.
Travel dates / Validity
Route open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information
Weather permitting, hikes are possible from June to October.
Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
Space is limited. Reservations required. Tel. +41 58 448 06 22.
Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed
Reservations required. Tel. +41 58 448 06 22.
+41 79 510 49 58
Wissig–Furggelen cable car
The valley station of the Wissig–Furggelen cable car is located about 800 metres west of the village of Isenthal, an ideal starting point for a fun and relaxing outing. A purpose-built cable car takes you up to a ridge above the Grosstal valley, surrounded by magnificent Alpine flora.
Valley station: 830m above sea level
Mountain station: 1,220m above sea level
Cabin capacity: 3 people
all year round
Due to farming activities, the mountain station may not always be attended.
Advance reservations by phone recommended.
+41 41 878 10 82