Spectacular perspectives of Lake Klöntal

An idyllic spot between high mountain sides

The Klöntal, a valley encircled by Alpine peaks, gullies and soaring rock faces, is rich in natural beauty and famous for magnificent reflections.

Natural beauty and reflections in the Klöntal have always enchanted poets and artists. Carl Spitteler, winner of the Nobel prize for literature, described the Klöntalersee as: an unbelievable natural beauty, unimaginable even in dreams.

The meadow area where the Klön flows into the lake is of national importance, and the shell limestone rocks also have protected status. The Silberen karst landscape is one of the most impressive in Switzerland. It is close to the Pragel Pass road. Enjoy the natural beauty on this two-hour walk along the lakeside. The trail is easy to walk with some narrow sections.

Attractions and information

  • "Schwammhöchi" hiking tip: from the Vorauen stop to the end of the Klöntalersee and through the forest to Schwammhöchi, return via Saggberg, Stotzigwald, Unter Sagg, Bleiche to Glarus (approx. 4.5 hrs) .
  • Glarnerbus route 504 Glarus-Klöntal (beginning of May until October (end of the school holidays); see timetable for days of operation).



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Timetable information

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Timetable 72.504 Glarus–Klöntal


Reservations required for groups of 10 or more; tel see Contact details.

Travel dates/Validity

Route not open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view Timetable information

Special comments: Open from late-April/early May until mid-October

Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.

Special comments: The vehicles are equipped with tail carriers for maximum 5 bikes; reservation is therefore recommended – and for groups of 5 people and more a definite must! (View contact).

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

Special comments: Hand-operated wheelchairs only.


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Contact details

PostBus Ltd
St. Leonhard-Strasse 20
9000 St. Gallen 

+41 58 386 73 44