Hiking & nature

Niesen–Diemtigtal panoramic walk

A hike with fantastic wide views and an optional overnight stay on Springenboden

Even the journey to the starting point, the summit of Mount Niesen, is spectacular. The stunning distant views will be your constant companion during the four-and-a-half-hour walk down into the Diemtigtal Nature Park. Along the way, the Hoschüpfen viewing platform offers breathtaking views over mountain peaks, Lake Thun and the distant valleys of the Simmental and Diemtigtal. If you wish to extend the hike into a two-day trip, you can reserve a night’s stay on Springenboden and see the day draw to a close high above the Diemtigtal Valley.

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    Route description

    The mountain trail is marked with yellow direction markers and green route information panels. It leads from the Niesen mountain station down to Obere Stalde and Untere Stalde, via Chummli to Geeri. Here, the path separates:

     

    Option 1

    To reach your destination at Oey Railway Station, turn right and follow the trail over Bruchgeere via Zünegg to Hasli, from where you’ll undertake a final descent to the station.

     

    Option 2

    Alternatively, at Geeri you can continue straight ahead to reach the “Hoschüfe” viewing platform. Here, you can enjoy a final view over Lake Thun before reaching the Springenboden area via the Unterer Drunen. From there, the trail brings you down to the valley road in Horboden, where you either continue walking along the valley trail to Oey or return using the Postbus from the “Horboden, Wirtschaft” stop.

    Incidentally, if you reserve the accommodation package at Gasthof Gsässweid from the office of the Diemtigtal Nature Park, you’ll be staying either in the dormitory or in a double room and, following breakfast the next day, will be taken back to the Oey-Diemtigen or Mülenen railway station.

    Notes

    Equipment

    • Good boots and weatherproof clothing suitable for the mountains
    • Sun and rain protection
    • A first aid kit
    • Rucksack with sufficient food and drink
    • Hiking poles
    Reservation of the panoramic walk as an offer including accommodation with the Diemtigtal Nature Park (see contact details)

     

    Bookings can be made no later than two weeks before the preferred date.

     

    To note along the way: for a few weeks in summer, the route of the trail in the Geeri area might take you through a herd of sheep protected by sheepdogs. In this case, please read the sign at the start of the pasture section and follow the instructions given on it. Part of the trail also runs through a summer pasture frequented by cattle.
     

    Availability Today (Tuesday) open

    Depending on snow conditions, the trail can be followed every day from June to late October. 

    Once the trail has been officially approved as open, the accommodation offer can be booked on request every day. Early reservations are recommended.

    Niesenbahn funicular operating times

    Daily, from 18 April to 15 November 2020

    Subject to change without prior notice

    Rates

    Panoramic walk all-inclusive package

    • CHF 98.00 Adults in dormitory accommodation*
    • CHF 88.00 Child in dormitory accommodation*
    • CHF 93.00 Groups of 10 or more people*
    • CHF 15.00 Surcharge for a double room*
    * Prices per Person

     

    The price includes:

    • An ascent on the Niesen Funicular
    • Half-board accommodation in the Gasthaus Gsässweid
    • Return transport to the Oey-Diemtigen or Mülenen railway stations

     

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

    Plan journey

    From Mülenen, the Niesenbahn funicular railway transports you rapidly to the summit of Mount Niesen. This is where you begin your walk down into the Diemtigtal Nature Park.

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