Choleren Gorge

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Location: Ausserschwand, near Thun.
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: GorgeGorge
Light: n/a
Guided tours:  
Address: Adelboden Tourismus, Dorfstrasse 23, 3715 Adelboden, Tel: +41-33673-8080, Fax: +41-33673-8092. E-mail: contact
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Cholerenschlucht (Choleren gorge) is formed by the Hünibach, which springs in a depression between the villages Heiligenschwendi und Goldiwil. It flows through a normal valley for about 3km, until it reaches the village Stägacher. From here an escarpment goes down some 200m to the city of Thun an the Thun lake. The gorge of the small brook cuts into this escarment and form a deep gorge with numerous rapids and waterfalls.

A well developed trail runs along the gorge. It is open most of the year, only during snow melt in spring it is unsafe because of rockfall.

Do not mix up this gorge and the GorgeCholerenschlucht near Adelboden. The other Cholerenschluch is located at the foot of 3,000m high mountains. This Cholerenschluch is located in an 200m high escarpment formed of conglomerates in the foothill of the Alps. Although the distance is only 25km the geology and character of the gorges is totally different.