The nearly 200-metre deep Aare Gorge brings visitors through a memorable passage of time, and stands as a historical natural landmark that was derived as a result of limestone rocks (the “Kirchet”) which hindered the flow of the river Aare as it meandered lazily through the vast valleys of the Central Alps, stretching from the Grimsel Pass to the Lake of Brienz. Over the course of a millennia, the pristine, turquoise waters of the Aare river eroded various paths through this unique rock formation to give rise to the Aare Ravine today.
Hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers will enjoy hiking through the 1.4-kilometre long gorge, which can easily be traversed via a maze of safety bridges and tunnels. The explanations provided along the walkway provide fascinating insight into the history and development of the gorgeous Aare Gorge, and make for an unforgettable adventure through this unique natural wonder. From the Meiringen side of the gorge, visitors can estimate about 40 minutes to complete the hike to the equally breathtaking Innertkirchen side of the Aare Gorge.