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Kien Zappel circular trail

The Kien Zappel circular trail is based on the story “Dr Zouberwicht Kien Zappu” [“The magic dwarf of Kien Zappel”] by fairytale writer Barbara Burren. 

The circular trail is specially designed for families with children of pre-school age. Younger and older visitors alike can discover what makes the landscape so special and gain ideas for simple games – both traditional and new. The circular trail leads from the mountain station of the Ramslauenen chairlift across Alpine meadows and through a mysterious forest to the Underbachli stream and back to the mountain station.

Hiking trail

  • Map with route of the Kien Zappu circuit.
  • The trail is not suitable for strollers.
  • At one point the route is relatively steep but is not dangerous.

Availability Today (Sunday) open

28 May until approx. mid-October 2022
Saturday and Sunday 09.00-17.00

Monday to Friday closed 

Opening hours are subject to change, please consult the Kiental chairlift website before visiting.

Rates

Kiental-Ramslauenen chairlift

  • CHF 10.00 Adults
  • CHF 10.00 Children (aged 6 to 15.99)
  • free Children (aged 0 to 5.99)
  • CHF 10.00 Day ticket
  • CHF 88.00 Annual ticket
  • CHF 5.00 Bike transport

 
Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

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“Guggerwäg”

The “Guggerwäg” trail also starts at the Ramslauenen mountain station. Using a number of display cases, this route introduces the animals that live in the Kiental Valley including the golden eagle, the chamois, the cuckoo, the earthworm, the mountain hare, the black grouse and the ibex.

Verpflegung

Catering and overnight accommodation

Several mountain guesthouses and hotels on Griesalp offer accommodation and rest stops.

Plan journey

Travel in comfort by train to Reichenbach in Kandertal. Continue by PostBus No. 220 to the "Kiental, Ramslauenen" stop. The valley station is only about a 150 metre walk away from here. The chairlift ride to Ramslauenen takes 15 minutes.

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