The "36er Weg" zigzags up the mountain slope from Ried-Brig to Rosswald. Built in 1939 during the Second World War by Battalion 36 of Mountain Brigade 11, the route was mainly used to transport and secure supplies for the troops stationed on Rosswald during the border occupation.
At that time all supplies were transported on mules. The 36er Weg remained the most important connection to Rosswald until the construction of the aerial cableway in 1955. After the road was built, the route was largely forgotten. The 36er Weg was repaired in the 90s and is now a popular hiking trail in summer and is also used actively by snowshoe walkers in winter.
After the hike you can return from Rosswald by cable car to Ried-Brig.
Getting thereYou can reach Ried-Brig comfortably by post bus or private vehicle.
ParkingParking spaces are available in Ried-Brig.
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EquipmentEquipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.