Hiking & nature

Winter walking in Diemtigtal

Walk along snow-covered paths and leave the cares of everyday life behind.

A hike through the snow-covered Diemtigtal gives you the feeling of having landed in a winter wonderland. There are over 30 kilometres of winter hiking trails to discover and a slower pace of life to enjoy.

Travel comfortably by train to Oey-Diemtigen train station. You can reach the starting points in the valley easily by train and post bus.

Winter hiking trails

A slower pace is the order of the day at Diemtigtal Nature Park. From a half-hour stroll at the very bottom of the valley to a three-hour hike on the sunny terrace high above the valley floor, there is something for everyone.

Around the Grimmialp

Easy circular hike from the Senggiweid car park

 Walking time 1 hour 30 minutes
 Distance 4 km
 Elevation difference 101 m
 Difficulty level easy
 Starting point/End point Senggiweid, Grimmialp

Along the valley floor from Anger to Grimmialp

Easy winter hike from the Anger cattle showground to the Grimmialp

Walking time 1 hour 25 minutes
Distance 5.1 km
Elevation difference 146 m
Difficulty level easy
Starting point/End point Anger, Grimmialp

Nüegg–Riedli winter hiking trail

Winter hike for those who prefer to walk downhill: Ride on the Wiriehorn chair lift to the mountain station and hike through snow-covered forests back down to the valley.

Walking time 1 hour 45 minutes
Distance 6.3 km
Elevation difference 436 m
Difficulty level medium
Starting point/End point Nüegg, Riedli

Availability Today (Wednesday) open

The winter walking trails are accessible from December to March.

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The winter hiking trails high up on Springenboden are where you'll find the most beautiful views in the Diemtigtal Nature Park. With the three variants of the winter hiking trail, you can choose your hike to suit your preferences: The shortcut options via Ahorni or Neuenstift are ideal for shorter walks with little difference in altitude. The trail via Alp Ottenschwand is pretty challenging, but the ascent to 1500 metres above sea level is rewarded with an impressive view of the rear Diemtigtal valley and the Simmental valley. After walking for three hours, enjoy a cosy end to a beautiful winter's day in one of Springenboden's two restaurants.

The winter walking trail

 Walking time 2 hours 30 minutes
 Distance 6.9 km
 Elevation difference 230 m
 Difficulty level medium
 Starting point/End point Gsässweid, Springenboden
 Shorter “Ahorni” route 3 km, 1 hour 
 Shorter “Neuenstift” route 5 km, 1 hour 30 minutes

How to get there

Travel comfortably by train to Oey-Diemtigen train station. Depending on which of the proposed hikes you choose, the post bus will take you from the train station to the starting point of your hike.

Food and drink

It's worth packing a picnic for the journey.

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