Choleren Gorge

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Location: Hünibach, near Thun.
(46.749051, 7.650210)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: GorgeGorge
Light: n/a
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
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 brook, which springs in a depression between the villages Heiligenschwendi und Goldiwil. It flows through a normal valley for about 3 km, until it reaches the village Stägacher. From here an escarpment goes down some 200 m to the city of Thun an the Thun lake. The gorge of the small brook cuts into this escarpment and forms a deep gorge with numerous rapids and waterfalls. The village Hünibach below is a part of Thun, named after the brook, and the Hünibach flows into the Thun lake.

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 3,000 m high mountains. This Cholerenschluch is located in an 200 m high escarpment formed of conglomerates in the foothill of the Alps. Although the distance is only 25 km the geology and character of the gorges is totally different.