13 attractions you should visit in Glarus - With photos & details

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Top 13 attractions to explore in Glarus

The canton of Glarus, also canton of Glaris is a canton in east central Switzerland. The canton of Glarus is dominated by the deep valley of the Linth River and the smaller Sernftal on the east. Most of the area is mountainous.

ChöpfenbergChöpfenberg, 8867 Niederurnen, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Chöpfenberg is a mountain of the Schwyzer Alps, located on the border between the Swiss cantons of Schwyz and Glarus. It lies on the range north of the Mutteristock, between the valleys of the Wägitalersee and the Linth. A good picnic destination and also a trekking destination too.

GlärnischGlärnisch, 8750 Glarus, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Glärnisch is a mountain massif of the Schwyz Alps, overlooking the valley of the Linth in the Swiss canton of Glarus. It consists of several summits, of which the highest, Bächistock, is 2,915 metres above sea level. Until 2013, the highest point was considered to be an unnamed point with a summit cross at 2,914 metres. The other main summits are Vrenelisgärtli and the Ruchen. A good trekking destination and also suitable for other adventure activities.

GufelstockGufelstock, 8762 Glarus Süd, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Gufelstock is a mountain of the Glarus Alps, overlooking Schwanden in the canton of Glarus. The border with the canton of St. Gallen runs on the northern base of the mountain. One of the beautiful area for a picnic and also a good trekking area too.  Swimming and fishing are also possible in the lake which is located in the valley.

KlöntalerseeKlöntalersee, 8750 Glarus, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Klöntalersee is a big alpine lake surrounded by mountains, a lovely place for a picnic, and a leisurely walk. We discovered this by accident and even though it’s quite popular, it still seems like a quiet secret place. It is one of the popular picnic destinations and is suitable for all age groups.

Kunsthaus GlarusIm Volksgarten, 8750 Glarus, Switzerland
Museums

The Kunsthaus Glarus is a museum and exhibition center in Glarus, in the immediate vicinity of the train station in the Volksgarten. The museum's collection includes paintings and sculptures by Swiss artists from the late 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the collections of Othmar Huber, Gustav Schneeli, and Gustav Egger.

LöntschLöntsch, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Löntsch is a stream in the Swiss canton of Glarus.  It drains the Klöntalersee and flows into the Linth near Netstal. The course of the stream through the narrow valley reaches a climax with the deep Löntschtobel, which can be observed from the Löntschtobel bridge. An important source river of the Löntsch is the Chlü, which is the largest source river of the Klöntalersee.

MurgseefurggelMurgseefurggel, 8877 Obstalden, Switzerland
Mountain Passes

Murgseefurggel is a pass in Switzerland and has an elevation of 1985 meters. Murgseefurggel is situated east of Alpegligen, northwest of Mittlerer Murgsee. It was one of the picturesque locations in this area and it gives a nice experience of nature.

MürtschenstockMürtschenstock, 8758 Obstalden, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Mürtschenstock is a 2441  m above sea level. M. high mountain in the canton of Glarus in Switzerland, which is particularly striking from the Lake Zurich area. The mountain range, elongated in a north-south direction, is characterized by steep rock faces on all sides. The most important peaks are called Ruchen, Fulen, and Stock. It was one of the beautiful trekking destinations and also an area to refresh your mind.

OberblegiseeOberblegisee, 8775 Glarus Süd, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Oberblegisee is a lake in the Canton of Glarus, Switzerland. It is located at an elevation of 1,422 metres, above the village of Luchsingen and below the peaks of Glärnisch. Its surface area is 0.17 square kilometres. A good picnic point, There is also an opportunity for trekking too.

SchiltSchilt, 8755 Ennenda, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Schilt is a mountain of the Glarus Alps, overlooking Glarus in the canton of Glarus. It lies south of the Siwellen.  It lies south of the Siwellen. Schilt has an elevation of 2299 metres. Schilt is situated north of Alpegligen, close to Tristli.

SchwarzstöckliSchwarzstöckli, 8755 Obstalden, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

A high mountain which was located in the heart of Glarus. The view from the top of the mountain is truly interesting and the hike to the top of the mountain is quite dangerous. You can explore the natural beauty of the Glarus from there.

Vorder GlärnischVorder Glärnisch, 8762 Glarus Süd, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Vorder Glärnisch is a mountain of the Schwyzer Alps, overlooking the valley of the Linth in the canton of Glarus. It lies north-east of the higher Glärnisch (2,914 m).  Unlike its higher neighbor, the Vorder Glärnisch can be ascended via a trail on its north-west side. It was one of the main trekking destinations in this area and also a tourist-friendly area.

WiggisWiggis, 8754 Näfels, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Wiggis is with a height of 2,282 meters and especially with its location close to the capital one of the most important mountains of the Swiss canton of Glarus . The summit pair Wiggis and Rautispitz is perceived by the valley as a coherent massif.  Trekking is possible here and also rock climbing too. The natural beauty of this area attracts a lot of tourists and you can spend some beautiful time here,

Map of attractions in Glarus