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Hockenhorngrat winter panoramic trail

The highest winter hiking route in Europe

The winter panoramic trail on the Hockenhorngrat is Europe’s highest winter hiking trail at 3,100 meters above sea level. The well-prepared route takes you from the Gletscherbahn gondola mountain station to a unique viewpoint offering a view over forty 4000-metre peaks.

This easy winter hike allows you to feel like a real mountain climber. Thanks to the cable car ride, you will effortlessly reach 3100 metres above sea level. The winter hiking trail starts behind the mountain station of the glacier cable car and leads parallel to the ski slope downhill to the viewpoint with the new observation platform. Follow the same route back to the mountain station. Here you board the gondola lift and then the 3-seater chairlift to Stafel. Now walk down to Lauchernalp, or take the 6-seater chairlift back to the Lauchernalp mountain station.

From Bern, the RegioExpress Bern–Brig will take you directly to Goppenstein in just 70 minutes. From there, you can continue with the postal bus to Wiler, valley station.

  • Winter hike Easy winter hike, 1 kilometer long, approx. 30 meters altitude
  • Panoramic view with a newly designed observation platform Unique viewpoint offering a view over forty 4000-metre peaks
  • Gondola ride The starting point of the hike is only accessible with the gondola

Winter hiking trail

Winter panorama trail Hockenhorngrat

Starting point  mountain station of the Hockhorn gondola lift (starts at 3,100 metres above sea level; please note that this altitude is characterised by thin mountain air.)
Distance
approx. 1 km
Duration
approx. 30 minutes
End mountain station of the Hockhorn gondola lift  
Difficulty level
easy

Availability Today (Monday) open

The winter panoramic trail is open from 22 December 2023 until 7 April 2024.

Operating times

Lauchernalp–Hockenhorngrat ski lifts
From 22 December 2023 to 7 April 2023

The post bus runs hourly with a connection in Goppenstein to the RegioExpress
Please consult the winter sports report regarding the opening of the trail in advance.

Subject to change without prior notice

How to get there

Travel comfortably by train to Goppenstein. From Goppenstein station the post bus (direction Blatten/Fafleralp) takes you to Wiler, valley station, in about 10 minutes. Now we continue with the cable car to the Lauchernalp. Continue with the 6-seater chairlift to the Stafel, where you board the 3-seater chairlift and then the gondola lift to the Hockenhorngrat.

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