Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui

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Location: Alpwiesen. 15 km from Meiringen, at the road Meiringen - Schwarzwaldalp - Grosse Scheidegg - Grindelwald. Access by car only from Meiringen.
Open: Mid-MAY to end-MAY daily 10-17.
JUN to SEP daily 9-18.
OCT daily 10-17.
Fee: Adults CHF 7, Children (7-16) CHF 3.50.
Groups (8+): Adults CHF 6, Children (7-16) CHF 3.
Classification: GorgeGorge
Dimension: L=500 m, D=80 m, A=1,370-1,480 m asl.
Guided tours: V=20,000/a
Address: Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui AG, Familie Anderegg, Hauptstrasse 55, CH-3860 Meiringen, Tel: +41-33-971-2488, Fax: +41-33-971-3225. E-mail: contact
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19th century mentined in travel guidebooks.
Summer 1901 purchased by the hotelier Kaspar Brog from Meiringen.
28-OCT-1901 start of development.
Summer 1902 Development completed.
06-JUN-1903 opened to the public.
Winter 1930 extension of the path to its current length.


Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui is the the gorge of the small river Weissenbach. With up to four cubic meters of water it cut a 500 m long narrow gorge with up to 80 meters high wall into the hard limestone. The gorge is entered from the Schluchthüttli (gorge hut), the ticket office and cafe. A path leads along the river upstream. At the border between the soft shists and the hard limestone, the gorge path starts with an artificial tunnel. The huge waterfall is only a first highlight of the tour. At first various dolly tub were formed by the flowing water. In the middle section the gorge forms a dome like overhang. A nice highlight for children is the elephant's head at the end of the gorge, a phantastic rock formation.

The gorge was developed by Johann Berti from Tyrolia. He was assigned by the owner of the gorge, the hotelier Kaspar Brog from Meiringen. The development was difficult, and so it took more than a year. The path was created by 9000 blasts, 180 packs of dynamite were used. The expneses were 22,000 Franks, a smalll fortune at that time.