Tip Hiking Trail

Göscheneralp reservoir circular trail

Difficulty Medium
Length 8.2 km Duration 02:55 h
Ascent 421 m Descent 421 m
Highest point 2052 m Lowest point 1785 m
The circular hike around the Göscheneralpsee reservoir is one of the most popular hikes in the Andermatt Holiday Region. A magnificent mountain backdrop with glaciers, prolific flora and lots of water.
Properties Refreshment points, Scenic, Loop tour
Best season
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

The circular hike starts on the valley reservoir. After crossing the reservoir, hikers will climb up to the Dammareuss tributary. The trail continues through the Alpine landscape until the Chelenreuss tributary is reached; this is also crossed. The views of the glaciers are breathtaking. Towards the end, the paths starts to climb again and takes hikers back to the reservoir.

Climate audio trail: For years, ETH researchers have been doing research on the glacier foreland of the Damma Glacier. Hikers can now share in the results: The trail begins on the reservoir and leads across Alpine rose-covered slopes to the barren foreland of the Damma Glacier, onto a lateral moraine and through upland moors. A total of nine listening stations are dotted around the Göscheneralpsee. Here, hikers can learn interesting information about the climate via an audio guide. The audio guide contains exciting stories. For example, hikers learn that bacteria will even eat rocks until they crumble; their munching can even be heard in the children's audio guide.


Göscheneralp – Älpergen – Verzweigung Dammareuss – Vorder Röti – Berg – Göscheneralp
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Hiking poles are recommended
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Daypack
Tip of author
  • Audio nature trail (audio guides in the kiosk at the restaurant Dammagletscher )
  • Farm shop with local products

Starting point Göscheneralp
Private transit

Fahrplan Postauto


Further Information

Wasserwelten Göschenen