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Geographical centre of Switzerland

6072 Sachseln, Switzerland

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About Geographical centre of Switzerland

The geographical centre of Switzerland has the coordinates 46°48′4″N 8°13′36″ECoordinates: 46°48′4″N 8°13′36″E. It is located at Älggi-Alp in the municipality of Sachseln, Obwalden. The point is the centre of mass determined in 1988 by Swisstopo.  As the point is difficult to access, a stone was set 500 m further south-east on Älggi Alp. This symbolizes the centre of Switzerland and is located at 46°47′54″N 8°13′55″E . A plaque on the stone commemorates the winner of the "Swiss of the Year" awar



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Haupt2.05km from Geographical centre of Switzerland

Haupt is a peak in Switzerland and has an elevation of 2312 meters. Haupt is situated southeast of Älggi, close to Murmelchopf.   Its east side consists of steep limestone cliffs overlooking Stöckalp and Melchsee-Frutt. On its west side, it overlooks the Älggi-Alp. It offers a stunning v5ews 6f the nearby mountains and also a beautiful trekking destination.

Hochstollen2.84km from Geographical centre of Switzerland

The Hochstollen is a mountain of the Urner Alps, located between the Klein Melchtal and the Melchtal in the canton of Obwalden. The border with the canton of Bern runs south of the summit. The closest locality is Melchsee-Frutt on its east side.

Melchsee4.31km from Geographical centre of Switzerland

Melchsee is a lake in the canton of Obwalden, Switzerland. It lends its name to the resort Melchsee-Frutt, in the municipality of Kerns. At an elevation of 1891 m, its surface area is 54 ha. It is one of the main tourist destination in this area and a lot of people visits this place everyday.

Glogghüs4.82km from Geographical centre of Switzerland

Glogghus is located between the Swiss Canton of Obwalden and the Canton of Bern. It is a mountain of the Urner Alps and a very popular hiking area. The hike is equipped with cables for support against the wet rock slabs. Activities in the summer include walking, touring, biking, fishing, and climbing. In the winter skiing, snowboarding, night skiing, and sledging are available.

Bonistock5.14km from Geographical centre of Switzerland

Bonistock is a mountain with a height of 2168 meters in the municipality of Kerns in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland . It belongs to the summer and winter sports resort of Melchsee-Frutt . This area can be reached via several hiking trails, in summer with the aerial cableway from Melchsee ands o more.

Alte Kirche, Aussichtsturm5.34km from Geographical centre of Switzerland

The old church Lungern is located in the municipality of Lungern in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. Only the tower remains of the former church. During the renovation in 1989, a staircase with 78 steps was built in, and the tower has served as an observation tower ever since. The viewing platform provides a view of the Lungerersee and the surrounding mountains Turren, Sädel, Güpfi and Gibel.

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