For the caves cross the main road, take the old road on the left
(here you find also place for parking the car).
One Hiking route begins near the parking and runs on the Bitumen road
down to the power plant. Nearby a narrow foot path is leading down there
Don't miss the walk over the old Tobel bridge, where you get a breathtaking view into the Lorzentobel. There are three generations of bridges. Far below is the hydro power plant and
almost under the bridge you are standing on, you can make out the roof of
the old wooden
bridge. In the old days, traffic between Zug and Aegeri had to use that wooden
bridge. The nearby partly restored little citadel was to safeguard the bridge
and to collect taxes.
At the end of the
bridge an unmarked path (danger of rock falls) leads down and on to the caves.
The official track is marked at the parking and is using the steep Bitumen
road down to the power plant.
The region is very popular
on hot summer days. Here it's cool and the nearby river Lorze is a great
200 m after the cave entrance there is a pretty restaurant with garden terrace
You shouldn't miss a visit. Nearby is a private camping place. - A great spot to be
during hot summer days.
The area is also quite interesting from the point of industrialization.
There is a special walking track from Aegeri to Cham with good information's: www.industriepfad-lorze.ch/
For Baar you may follow the
river Lorze on a nice forest track.
After leaving the forest track you cross
the river Lorze on a wooden bridge. After crossing the bitumen road the sign
leads to a gravel road running along the forest on the backside of the former
spinning mill area.
homes ( Hoellhaeuser) were built about 140 years ago by the Spinnerei (spinning
mill) for their employees. Only recently the homes were sold to private owners and carefully
renovated. Along the walking track, near the main buildings of the old
"Spinni" there are boards of the "Industriepfad Lorze"
telling about the enterprise.
Walking on we reach the Protestant church. The
building of the church was substantially supported by the Spinnerei. The
employees from abroad were not catholic, so the first Protestant
church was built in Baar in exact graphical line to the building of the
Another important enterprise was influenced by the Spinni: the
brewery. The men got thirsty and it was obvious, that the foreseeable demand
would justify the risk. For about 100 years the "Baarer Bier" is being produced
under the same family, by obeying German quality standards. Even if you don't care
for beer, adjacent to the brewery there is a rare garden restaurant with shady
After crossing the old bow bridge we're choosing the steep road to the
left, leading to Edlibach.
Shortly we're in a hilly area. Crossing meadows we reach farm Wulfligen,
near the main road Nidfurren-Edlibach.
Following on the trail in respectable distance to the busy road we
arrive at Huennlital. By the Guests on a cure in the bath Schoenbrunn, one
of the Drumlins was named "Chli Rigi" (Huendliguetsch,
685.550/226.600, Pt 735.0).
On a footpath across pastures and passing behind our little Rigi we soon hit Hoellbach. Over the grass-covered bridge a track would go on
to Edlibach. We follow the lovely brook on its left side.
"Lovely brook"? With every step we're getting deeper and deeper
into the ravine. In Oct 2005 the track was closed. The washed out surface
was not the main reason: about halfway the stairs down to the river was
gone and the steep descent without is slippery and with almost nothing to
The walk through the gorge ends near the Restaurant Hoellgrotten.