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Stoos

www.morschachtourismus.ch  

www.stoos.ch

Access to this holiday village is either by funicular, DSS from Schlattli (bus from Schwyz or private car) or by cable car (LMS) from Morschach (bus from Brunnen or private car). 100 m before reaching Schlattli, on the right side of the road another road  leads down to the Suworow bridge. It's a roofed wooden bridge, almost 200 years old. It served General Suworow's army as well as for today's local traffic.
The road at Schlattli goes on to the village Muotathal. There is the entrance to the cave system Hoelloch. Up to today about 180 km or so are mapped. To enter the caves you need some arrangement, there are different types of tours available. 
The train track from Schlattli to Stoos is one of the steepest in Europe and the ride amazing. On Stoos we have lots of opportunities. There is also a public swimming pool in a unique alpine setting (10 Minutes from station plus 15 Minutes back).

My proposal is a hike to Fronalpstock, then over to Huserstock, Klingenstock. 

The other route cuts off at Furggeli and heads over to Restaurant Laui and then down to Stoos.

Stoos-Fronalp.JPG (91411 Byte)Interactive map:
http://map.search.ch/d/gy5nwu2md

GPX-route:
GPS_Data/GPX-Stoos-Fronalp.zip

 

Walk along the Rim The walk along the rim of Huserstock/Klingenstock may look a bit scary
if you're not used to walking on a track with steep slopes on both sides. 
"Klinge" means (Razor) "Blade". The hike Stoos-Fronalpstock at least should not be missed.

 
Stoos-Fronalpstock-Klingenstock
"Gratwanderweg"
km  hrs
Zug-Schwyz-Schlattli (train, bus)    
Schlattli-Stoos (funicular), DSS    
Stoos-Fronalpstock 
(DSS-station - Chairlift-station)
(DSS-station - Cable car-station)

(0.6)
(1.0)
1.5 (0.2)
(0.4)
Fronalpstock-Huserstock-Klingenstock-Stoos 10 3.5
Stoos-Schlattli (funicular), DSS    
Schlattli-Schwyz-Zug (bus, train)    

From Stoos to Fronalpstock it's a steep but enjoyable climb. 
After leaving the DSS station we turn right. At the Seminar- and Wellness-Hotel we follow the road straight on and pass the cable car station for Morschach (LMS) as well. About 100 m after passing the Restaurant Alpstubli we get to the path for Walesch, Charenstoeckli, Fronalpstock. The cable car station to Fronalpstock is about 300 m after this turn off on the Bitumen road.
The first target, Fronalpstock, is easy to make out. The panoramic view from up there and during the climb is worth the trouble.
 
Panoramaweg, HuserstockThe Gratwanderweg gives the opportunity of a save walk on top of the world. Nonetheless it is a mountain track ( "Bergweg")! Good shoes and some hiking experience are necessary.

From Fronalpstock to Huserstock the track follows the rim of Fronalpstock, with fantastic views over lake and into the alps. Later, the way down to Furggeli becomes a Frontal bit steep. 

After the decline from Fronalp there is a good track down the Frontal to Stoos if we think we had enough.

For Huserstock we have to regain the lost height and the track is steep again. But when on top, it's unique. We are atop steep slopes. One side is the valley of Riemenstalden, the other side is the Stoos region. The "walking in the sky" goes more or less on all along to Klingenstock, with some ups and some downs. 

At Klingenstock we descend for Stoos again. On the way back to Stoos we can see the mountain tops where we have been walking on just a while ago. 
The new chairlift (6 person) is another option.

Usually, Gratwanderweg is done in the opposite direction (from Klingenstock to Fronalp). With the advantage of having the lovely Restaurant on Fronalpstock available. 

More routes on the Stoos-Website (www.stoos.ch).

 
Suworow Bridge near Schlattli/Stoos

Suworow Bridge near Schlattli

Suworow Bridge, inside

General Suworow:
Around 1800 Switzerland was more or less a Satellite of France, which was in war with Russia. In order to support General Korsakows army in the Rhein region, General Suworow crossed the alps from the  south. He and his army made it from Taverne (S of Monte Ceneri) to Altdorf in 7 days. The distance on excellent roads today is about 140 km. In remembrance of this remarkable  act, there is a memorial  in the Schoellenen ( on Gotthard pass). 
After the crossing, in Altdorf Suworow got the bad news about the other army. That army was defeated in Zuerich and had to draw back to Southern Germany. Now Suworow decided, in order to avoid major battles with the French army, to retrace through the alps. He marched from Altdorf by Chinzigpass to Muothatal (Suworow bridge). From there he crossed Pragelpass to Kloental. He was often under attack of his enemies. Then from Glarus he crossed Panixerpass to Ilanz and finally back to Russia.
So the bridge over river Muota reminds of that amazing General and his army.
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