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Geological excursion Ibergeregg

A trip across three continents and two oceans

Die Mythen (SZ)
Panorama Mythen (SZ)

From Sunday, 14 August 2022, 10:05am
To Sunday, 14 August 2022, 5:00pm

Schwyz (SZ)

In one day we will cross three continents and two oceans! This statement alone suggests that the geology between the Mythen and Hoch Ybrig is not simple. We will learn how older rocks are deposited on top of younger ones on the Gross Mythen. Moreover, we will attempt to explain the presence of marine sediments less than half a kilometre away, deposited back then on the African continent.

Together we will discover not only the different rock types and their relation to the formation of the Alps, but also how the type of rock influences the forms of the landscape and the flora.

Useful information

  • Meeting point: Station, 1372 Schwyz (Link, busstop B 505, direction Oberiberg, Tschalun. Together we will take the bus at 10:13 am to Ibergeregg, Passhöhe (arrival 10:44 am). A supplement of CHF 3 per day is added to the normal public transport fare (only available on the bus). The participants bear the costs of the bus. 
  • Finish point: Busstop Ibergeregg, Alpstubli (Link  At 5:20 pm from busstop Ibergeregg, Alpstubli (B 505). Arrival at the station Schwyz at 5:24 pm. The participants bear the costs of the bus.
  • Time: 10:05am to 5:00pm.
  • Walking time: 3 hours. 350 m ascent, 600 m descent. Distance 7 km.
  • Language: German
  • Guide: Dr Roy Freeman,
  • Equipment: Good walking shoes, clothing suitable for cold, wet and/or sunny weather. Take along a picnic lunch in your backpack. 
  • Tipp: The easiest way is to buy a return ticket to Ibergeregg, Alpstubli.


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


Relevant authority

Swiss Geological Survey
Tel. +41 58 469 05 68

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern


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