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.
For anyone wishing to shorten the ascent or descent, there is the option of taking the Wissig-Furgelen cable car (tel. +41 41 878 10 82 or tel. +41 41 878 10 16) and the Vordere Bärchi cable car to Obere Bärchi (tel. +41 41 878 00 78). These link farm holdings and are not operated all the time, so it is advisable to book your trip in advance by telephone.
Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.
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PostBus route 405 Altdorf UR–(Flüelen)–Isenthal–Seilbahn St. Jakob (cable car station) is open all year round
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Weather permitting, hikes are possible from June to October.
For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required on the previous day until 16.00 h at the latest. Tel. 0848 100 222
Reservations for individual travelers (1-9 persons) are not accepted. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.
Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
Space is limited. Reservations required. Tel. 0848 100 222.
Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed
Reservations required. Tel. 0848 100 222.