Hiking & nature

Kandersteg Wilderness Trail

Discover, learn and puzzle it out

On the Kandersteg Wilderness Trail, you’ll find various posts where you can learn all about the topic of wilderness. The trail is also particularly suitable for families, as it offers lots of fun activities and puzzles.

Travel in comfort by train to Kandersteg. Follow the Höh hiking trail behind the train station.

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Welcome to the Wilderness Trail in Kandersteg!

Kandersteg is a holiday resort in the Bernese Oberland and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch (Saja). Have you ever given any thought to what wilderness actually means? Wilderness is important!

On the Kandersteg Wilderness Trail, you’ll find eight posts where you can learn all about the topic of wilderness. You’ll gain insights into various topics such as climate change, plants and animals, and health, as well as what these have to do with wilderness. Observation tasks, activities and quiz questions will challenge you to think actively. Scan the QR code and follow the instructions. Now go from post to post, learn new things about wilderness and solve the puzzles. Have fun with it!  

A brochure on the Wilderness Trail is also available at the Tourist Centre on request.

Key data

Long option

Route Kandersteg train station–Kandersteg train station via Höh
Starting point Höh hiking trail, behind Kandersteg train station
Distance Long option 4,6 km
Hiking time Long option 1 hrs. 30 min.
Altitude difference Long option 215 m
Viewpoints on the Höh 

 

Short option

Route Kandersteg train station–Kandersteg train station via Höh
Starting point Höh hiking trail, behind Kandersteg train station
Distance Short option 3,7 km
Hiking time Short option 1 hrs. 10 min.
Altitude difference Short option 170 m
Viewpoints on the Höh 

Availability Today (Saturday) open

 
The Wilderness Trail opens approximately from May and is accessible until November.

 

Subject to change without notice

Notes

A great experience for families and school groups. Suitable for children aged five and over.

The trail is of course free to walk. A supporting contribution can be made on a voluntary basis. 

In nature, there are a few rules that must be observed. 
Thank you for…
- staying on the trail, 
- not uprooting any plants, 
- not leaving any traces behind, 
- keeping dogs on a lead.

Food & Drink

There are plenty of restaurants in Kandersteg where you can refuel after you’ve explored the Wilderness Trail. Of course, there’s also the option of taking a picnic.

Please don’t leave any rubbish behind!

How to get there

Travel in comfort by train to Kandersteg. Follow the Höh hiking trail behind the train station.

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