Hüfibachfall

(Hufibachfall, Hüfiquelle)

Hüfibachfall or Hüfiquelle is a glacier waterfall at the end of the Maderanertal (Silenen) in the region Uri, Switzerland. The Hüfibachfall (Hüfiquelle) drops down with great power (in summertime) from the glacier Hüfifirn. The Hüfifirn is 7 km long and 500 meter wide.

From Altdorf drive to Silenen (road 2) and there take exit 38 to Amsteg. At the end of the exit go right to Birsten. At a small power station go left after the bridge, there is small sign Maderanertal/Bristen. The road end at a cable station Golzern (Birsten). Park the car here.

In the Maderanertal there are several impressive waterfall like the Hüfibachfall (Hüfiquelle) or the impressive Stäuber and they are all over a 100 meters high. Probably in early summer the waterfalls reaches its maximum capacity.

From the Golzern cable station it is still a firm walk (9,5 km one way) to the Hüfibachfall (Hüfiquelle). The hike has an ascend of 1.000 meter and runs along the river Karstelenbach. 2,5 kilometer for the Hüfibachfall (Hüfiquelle) there is a nice viewpoint on Stäuber.

It is also possible to book an Alpentaxi (>two days in advance) that goes deeper into the valley, as far as Hotel Maderanertal. It is not cheap, in the year 2018: CHF 60.

Other interesting waterfalls are: Lammerbachfall, Sidensackfall and the Milchbachfall.

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About Hüfibachfall

CountrySwitzerland
RegionUri
LocationSilenen
RiverHüfibach
Height100m
Latitude46.800283
Longitude8.810116
Best visitSummer
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