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From the valley to the Täli

"Joe, how härzig!" While the wall funny lady at the cashier solves the ticket, a hovering in a small white cabin in the valley. "E so'n'it schnusigs Seilbähnli," enthuses you, have you seen never.

Alois Eberhard, stands as a machinist at the cash register, and his wife, Leni, who maintains the garden around the rope bahnhüsli, exchange meaningful glances. This cable car was neither hearted yet schnusig, buzzing Alois. "But it is very important," added Leni with obvious Pride. "And just beautiful!"

In nine minutes, the two gondolas to connect the Glarus village of Niederurnen with the mountain station of the morning wood. Above all, this cable car is probably the only one in the whole country, overcoming 522 meters of altitude, to finally, in a valley to arrive in the Täli, to be exact.

The Niederurnertäli is hidden behind the crest of the morning wood: Steep wooded rise, tightly hanging on one side, sheer rock walls drop on the other, above the cattle grazing on lush Alpine meadows, and down flows through the low-urner village of Bach, the vicinity of wild water, a small sweet level.

Who is the Täli-spirit, a treasure

The people of Zurich poking the Täli is considered a secret tip: if you are departing on time, get hold of, not much more than half an hour on the Motorway from the city border, one of the few Parking spaces; also with the train, the journey takes less than an hour. So close to the city conditions, the high-mountain character to be found nowhere else. At the mountain station of colored panels refer to three routes.

The leisurely migratory birds turn to the right and is reached by a narrow paved road to the view point Sool. Here is the panoramic view from the Albis chain of the Alpstein opens up to the churfirsten mountain range, and deep down, between the Walensee and the lake of Zurich, and flows through the Linth, the highway along by your level.

summiteers plan to pack, however, even six hundred metres in height and must be documented in their performance on the Hirzli in the summit book.

but most opt for the fabulous sculpture trail. Fabulously, because of the careful observer will encounter here a being, the looking at as a distorted Face with wide open mouth and dark eyes from the rock wall. Anyone who recognizes the Täli-spirit, says an often-confirmed rumor, you will come across a treasure.

The children have made the cable car possible

a long time Ago, so the legend goes, as the dwarves and Gnomes shared the habitat with humans and animals, has enabled the Täli-spirit of the valley inhabitants with his greed again and again in fear and terror. They managed to get him to freeze first stone. But then he could break the spell and retaliated, by turning the people, the animals and the goblins, in turn, in wooden figures.

you may encounter, you stand on the wayside – all the animals that live here, from the ibex and marmots on the deer to the badger, the owl, on the Wolf to bear. And, of course, the humans and the dwarves are not missing.

the chain saw is The Capricorn of Thomas Jud milled:. Photo: Thomas Egli

With the chain saw, the artist Thomas Jud has milled forty sculptures from the wood, in the woods and the sculpture trail as an attraction for school trips: Each child who all the characters are discovered, it may choose to the base station of an animal. You are doing the Rest, well, the Council of chain saws to take to heart artist: "the sculpture trail in the counter-clockwise direction! Then you have the steepest part during the descent – the other way it can be quite exhausting."

children were there also, which made more than half a century, this cable car possible in the first place. Then, as now, several families, mostly farmers, scattered over the whole Täli. The school leads up through the air.

On the return journey, a nice little garden device, just before the cabin einschwebt in the valley, into the field of view. Leni Eberhard planted red geraniums in the flower Bed and looks up to the cable car. Her father, Alois Müller, which continued more than half a century, the idea was to build a cable car up to the Täli to.


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Created: 25.05.2019, 19:12 PM

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