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Hike to dragon's hole

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  • Sicht zum Drachenloch
    Sicht zum Drachenloch
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A journey to the past.
difficult
Distance 9.4 km
4:47 h
1,477 m
1,477 m
2,420 m
943 m
The highest prehistoric site in Europe, the Drachenloch, is the destination of this challenging hike. The ascent is along a very steep mountain trail that leads the hiker through beech and fir forests to the Schafalp Gelbberg. From the hut, the Drachenloch is visible in the summit wall of the Drachenberg. On a grassy slope and a narrow band that requires some concentration, the historically significant cave is reached. The view of the Rätikon group and up to Piz Buin is overwhelming and unique.
Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
2,420 m
Lowest point
943 m
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Track types

Nature trail 10.23%Path 80.04%Road 9.71%
Nature trail
1 km
Path
7.5 km
Road
0.9 km
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Safety information

Je nach Wetterlage kann es an einzelnen Stellen sehr rutschig sein.

Tips and hints

Heidiland Tourismus, Infostelle Bad Ragaz
T +41 81 300 40 20
www.heidiland.com

Start

Vättis (944 m)
Coordinates:
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2'752'480E 1'197'301N
DD
46.909315, 9.440289
DMS
46°54'33.5"N 9°26'25.0"E
UTM
32T 533529 5195180
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Destination

Vättis

Turn-by-turn directions

Vättis – Patina – Gelbberg – Drachenloch – Vättis

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Zug nach Bad Ragaz und danach mit dem Postauto nach Vättis.

Getting there

Autobahnausfahrt Bad Ragaz. Auf Bergstrasse Richtung Pfäfers/Valens bis nach Vättis fahren.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'752'480E 1'197'301N
DD
46.909315, 9.440289
DMS
46°54'33.5"N 9°26'25.0"E
UTM
32T 533529 5195180
w3w 
///sobered.vine.hairstyle
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Gute Wanderausrüstung, sehr stabile Bergschuhe.

Questions and answers

Question from Milena Hemrik · November 27, 2020 · Community
Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to use the attached picture in my article which is about the history of interior design and it is in Hungarian. I am kindly requesting You to allow me to use this picture, of course I would mention your website in my article. Thank you very much. Best wishes
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Answered by Olga Shostak · November 30, 2020 · Heidiland Tourismus
Dear Milena Thank you very much for your interest. Please write us at content@heidiland.com so we can answer your question. Best regards Olga Heidiland Tourism

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
4:47 h
Ascent
1,477 m
Descent
1,477 m
Highest point
2,420 m
Lowest point
943 m
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