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Bristen, 6482 Gurtnellen, Switzerland

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About Bristen

The Bristen is a mountain in the Glarus Alps, overlooking the valley of the Reuss and located to the south of Amsteg in the canton of Uri, Switzerland. The mountain is located about four kilometers north of Piz Giuv and the border with Graubünden. The Bristen is considered one of the main landmarks of the Canton of Uri.

Attractions near Bristen

Rossbodenstock2.58km from Bristen

Rossbodenstock is a mountain peak of the Saint-Gotthard Massif and part of the Lepontine Alps south of the Oberalp Pass. It is 2,836 meters high; its peak is located on the border between the cantons of Uri and Graubünden, which follows the ridge from north to south.  The source of the Rein da Tuma, the source of the Rhine is on the eastern flank of the mountain.

Meierturm Silenen4.74km from Bristen

The Meier Tower is in the Swiss municipality of Silenen . The nobles of Silenen served as Meier of the Zurich Fraumünster Abbey and administered their property in the central Reuss valley. The tower, built in the 13th century, served as their residence and official residence. The Meier Tower is a cultural asset of national importance.

Arnisee4.82km from Bristen

This gorgeous alpine lake is ideal for a classic Swiss picnic, with mountain peaks reflected in the clear water, fields of wildflowers, and cowbells ringing near and far. It is one of the picnic locations, so many peoples come here and spend some leisure time here. It is suitable for children and also for adults.

Sunniggrätli6.08km from Bristen

A beautiful mountain shoulder in Uri. Sunniggrätli is a 14.3-kilometer loop trail located near Intschi, Uri, Switzerland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. It is one of the beautiful viewpoints and also has some adventure also.

Golzerensee6.21km from Bristen

A beautiful lake at Golzeren with a surface area of 5.7ha. This lake is popular for fishing and also so many tourists come here for picnic purposes. The surrounding was very clear and also convenient for children.

Maderanertal6.61km from Bristen

Uri’s Maderanertal is surrounded by rocky summits and glaciers but is softened by its grassy pastures, waterfalls, and wild berries. This is why this alpine valley is famous among tourists and the views from the summit are breathtaking.

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The canton of Uri is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and a founding member of the Swiss Confederation. It is located in Central Switzerland. The canton's territory covers the valley of the Reuss between the St. Gotthard Pass and Lake Lucerne.