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Geological excursion Innertkirchen

Geological excursion in the Melchsee-Frutt region

Panorama Innertkirchen

From Sunday, 24 July 2022, 9:30am
To Sunday, 24 July 2022, 4:30pm

Fruttstrasse 53 6067 Melchtal
Excursion

The landscape of this plateau is characterised by various rock types: highly permeable, karstified layers of limestone deposited alongside marly impermeable rocks. The excursion demonstrates how these rock types have shaped the landscape, while also offering insight into the complex geological structure of the region with its folds and thrust faults.

Useful information

  • Meeting point: Lower station cable car Stöckalp - Melchsee-Frutt (Link map.geo.admin.ch). The participants bear the costs of the cable car tickets Stöckalp - Melchsee-Frutt (Round-trip).
  • Time: 09:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Walking time: 3 hours. 440 m ascent, 440 m descent. Distance 8 km.
  • Language: German
  • Guide: Dr. Peter Spillmann (Co-author, explanatory notes of map 167 Innertkirchen of Geological Atlas of Switzerland 1:25000).
  • Equipment: Good walking shoes, clothing suitable for cold, wet and/or sunny weather. Take along a picnic lunch in your backpack. 

 

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Federal Office of Topography swisstopo Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern
Tel.
+41 58 469 01 11

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Relevant authority

Swiss Geological Survey
Tel. +41 58 469 05 68
E-mail

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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