Hiking & nature

Hostalde pedestrian suspension bridge

With a length of 153 metres, the Hostalde pedestrian suspension bridge in Frutigen is one of the longest bridges of its kind in Europe.

The bridge hovers 38 metres above the “Engstlige” mountain stream and the meadow landscape that surrounds it. Not for those who are afraid of heights!

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Route description

Hostalde Suspension Bridge

Please do not cross the bridge if you suffer from vertigo.
Span   155 m 
Height  38 m 
Minimum width  65 cm 

Availability Today (Saturday) open

The hiking trail and the suspension bridge are accessible all year round.

“Hängebrügg-Beizli” opening hours

Open all year round
Tues.–Sun. 09.00–17.00 hours

Also opens in the evening if a reservation is made by phone:

Subject to change without prior notice


  • CHF 1.00 Crossing the suspension bridge*

* payment only required if no food or beverages are purchased in the Beizli.

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

How to get there

Take the train to Frutigen. From the railway station, the AFA bus number 230 towards Adelboden will take you to the “Widi” stop. Or you can walk directly to Künzistegstrasse, where the well-signposted shoreline trail alongside the River Engstligen begins.

For the return journey, take the AFA bus directly by the suspension bridge (“Hohstalden” stop), which will carry you to Frutigen Railway Station in 8 minutes.

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Tuesday partly cloudy 9/17°

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