Eastern Switzerland

Lake Klöntal

The nature and reflections of the Klöntal have attracted poets and artists since time immemorial. Carl Spitteler, winner of the Nobel prize for literature, described Lake Klöntal as an unbelievable natural beauty, unimaginable even in dreams.

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Lake Klöntal surrounded by snow-covered mountains in an autumnal atmosphere.


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

The wetland area at the mouth of the Klön river in the lake is of national importance. Like the shell limestones, it is protected. Silberen is home to one of Switzerland’s most beautiful karst landscapes and is located near the Pragel Pass. You can enjoy these areas of natural beauty on a two-hour walk along the lake. The trail is easy to walk along with sections that are sometimes narrow.


The PostBus route operates:

  • At weekends, every hour from the beginning of May to mid-October
  • Every Sunday every half hour from the beginning of June to mid-August when the weather is nice
  • Daily from the beginning of July to the beginning of August (hourly during summer holidays)

A reservation is not required.

Glarus–Klöntal service in good weather conditions
If the weather conditions are fine, PostBus runs a service every 30 minutes on Sundays.

If the weather forecast is good, the Postbuses run every 30 minutes on Sundays. The half-hourly service runs every Sunday from mid-June to mid-August (including 1 August)

  • Direction Klöntal, Richisau Departure at xx:23 from Glarus, railway station
  • Direction Glarus, railway station Departure at xx:42 from Klöntal, Rhodannenberg

If the weather forecast is bad, the fair-weather courses will be cancelled. This can be seen in the online timetable every Wednesday from 18:00 for the coming weekend.

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Schwammhöchi hiking tip

“Schwammhöchi” hiking tip: from the Vorauen stop to the end of Lake Klöntal and through the forest to Schwammhöchi, back via Saggberg, Stotzigwald, Unter Sagg, Bleiche to Glarus (approx. 4½ hours)

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