Glass igloo Braunwald
Togetherness and a unique panorama
Whether for adventurers or romantics, the first glass igloo in the Swiss mountains offers a unique overnight experience in an enchanting setting. The car-free mountain village of Braunwald offers an unmistakable nature and landscape, which can be explored in a variety of ways. Whether hiking, biking, climbing or just enjoying yourself - treat yourself to a break high above everyday life and let your soul dangle in the fresh mountain air and let your spirit dream. A fire bowl with seating in front of the glass igloo invites you to linger after an eventful day.
The glass igloo is located just above Braunwald and can be reached in a 25-minute walk from the Braunwaldbahn mountain station.
For added romance, there is the option of being driven from the mountain station to the glass igloo in Switzerland's first electric horse-drawn carriage. If you wish, you can enjoy a regional aperitif on the journey - a culinary experience of a special kind!
CHF 169.- for 2 people/night
- Including bed linen
All guests staying overnight in Braunwald have to pay visitor's tax. This is a levy based on cantonal law and the respective municipal ordinance.
Adults: CHF 1.90 per person and night
Children (6-16 years): CHF 0.95 per child and night
Children up to 6 years: Free
The tourist taxes are to be paid directly in cash or via Twint on site. Visitor's tax forms are available in the Alpine sleeping basket. Please fill out the form after your stay and put it in an envelope together with the total amount in the appropriate mailbox on site.
♡Cozy bed (160x200cm) with pillows & fleece blanket
♡View of the starry sky through the weatherproof and windproof roof with window
♡Blankets for outdoor use
♡Two comfortable relax chairs with a small table
♡Seating with a fire bowl, grill, wood and a clear view of the Glarner Alps
♡Shared use of the barn (in the barn there is a table with two chairs, so you stay dry even when it rains.
♡Mobile toilet cabin
♡Simple washing facility for washing hands with soap & towel (no drinking water!)
Braunwald, the car free Holiday resort in southern Glarnerland between 1200-1900 m above sea level. Mis with a funicular from Linthalwith connection to the SBBaccessible.
At the valley station of the Braunwaldbahn (in Linthal) there are enough parking spaces at reasonable rates (CHF 5.-/day, each additional day CHF 3.-). The GPS address of the Braunwaldbahn valley station is Stachelbergstrasse 2, 8783 Linthal. Attention: The Klausen Pass is closed in winter (open from around May to the beginning of November). The SBB railway station is called "Linthal Braunwaldbahn".
The funicular runs from 5:55 a.m. to 11:55 p.m., xx.25 and xx.55 a.m. - from 9 p.m. only at xx.55 p.m.
The glass igloo is located just above the village of Braunwald at about 1300 meters above sea level.
Check-in is possible from 1 p.m
After booking, you will receive a detailed factsheet by email with important information and the number code for your overnight stay in the glass igloo.
Check-out is by 11:00 a.m. at the latest
We ask you to leave the accommodation as you would like to find it.
The journey from Linthal to Braunwald is by funicular.
(Braunwald can be reached on foot from Linthal in 1½ to 2 hours. However, the path is quite steep, so we recommend arriving by funicular.)
From Braunwald you have the following options to get to the glass igloo:
Arrival on foot
From Braunwald, a slightly uphill path takes you to the glass igloo in about 30 minutes.
Arrival by carriage
If you reserve in advance, a horse-drawn carriage is available from Braunwald, which will take you directly to the glass igloo. As an additional option, the carriage ride can be booked with a regional aperitif. If you are interested, please early inquire/book .
Prices for the carriage ride:
Horse-drawn carriage ride for 2 people CHF 115.-
Horse-drawn carriage ride for 2 people with aperitif CHF 155.-
(Prices without guarantee)
Arrival by taxi
If you reserve in advance, a taxi is available from Braunwald, which will take you comfortably to the glass igloo. If you wish to travel by taxi, please contact the transport company Schuler-Transporte in good time ( www.schuler-transporte.ch ).
The glass igloo is also easily accessible by (e-)bike. Bikes can be transported free of charge on the Braunwaldbahn and the Braunwald sports railways.
There are various restaurants in Braunwald. Particularly recommended is the restaurant of the "Hotel Tödiblick", which can be reached by a leisurely 10-minute walk.
For detailed information and reservation requests, please contact the team at Hotel Tödiblick directly (firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel +41 55 653 63 63).
Please note the opening and operating times.
♡ Flashlight or headlamp!!
♡ We recommend clothing adapted to the weather and good shoes, Sunglasses & sunscreen, possibly rainwear and a backpack
♡ Sleeping bag, sheets & pillowcases if no bed linen is booked
Note: Even in summer there can be cold nights. Bed linen are in the price inclusive. If you would like to bring your own sleeping bag, please check the recommended temperature range (comfort zone) of your sleeping bag before arrival.
Free tip: Warm socks and a hat or headband for sleeping work wonders!
Important! Protective measures due to the corona virus:
If you are staying in the glass igloo with your own sleeping bag, we ask that you bring a sheet or something similar with you. The dimensions of the lying surface are approx. 120x207cm. It is also urgently necessary to bring your own covers for the pillows (size 50x60cm, larger covers are of course also possible).
♡ Toiletry kit, small pharmacy for personal needs, hand sanitizer
♡ Power bank (There is no electricity in the glass igloo and barn.)
♡ Drinks & food (no drinking water available - there is a fountain at the mountain station of the Braunwaldbahn
♡ small rubbish bag for personal rubbish
♡ Small change for the tourist tax (see prices above, payment via Twint possible)
Please note that you are at about 1300 meters above sea level and it can get chilly in all seasons. The weather can change quickly in the mountains and there may be occasional thunderstorms. We therefore recommend packing an extra sweater and a pair of warm socks - true to the motto "pull it off, it's as good as it gets"!
♡ carriage ride from Braunwald to the alpine sleeping basket for CHF 115.- for 2 people / with a regional aperitif for CHF 155.- for 2 people
frequently asked Questions
Is there shopping on site?
Braunwald has a village shop and the Schwettiberg shop. Information on opening hours can be found here and here. The opening hours are very limited, both shops are closed on Sunday! The shops are about 25-30 minutes walk from the glass igloo.
Due to the situation, we recommend bringing the necessary groceries from the valley.
What about sanitary facilities?
There are public toilets at the mountain station of the Braunwaldbahn. There is a mobile toilet cabin on the premises of the glass igloo. Toilet paper is of course available on site.
A simple washing facility for washing hands with soap is available (no drinking water). Towels are also available on site.
What activities are there in the vicinity?
Braunwald offers many different options for young and old.
The adventure camp Braunwald is the ideal starting point for numerous outdoor activities such as scenic hikes through meadows and forests, climbing on boulders, conquering via ferrata, scooter fun, mountain bike tours, snowshoe hikes in the midst of imposing mountains, tobogganing fun and much more.
You can find more offers and ideas under Braunwald.ch .
How can I check in?
After booking, you will receive a detailed fact sheet with important information and the numerical code for your overnight stay in the glass igloo by e-mail. There is no reception on site. Therefore, please read our fact sheet carefully before arrival. With the number code it contains, you can move into the glass igloo from 1:00 p.m.
Can't find the fact sheet? Then please check your emails, including the spam folder.