Hiking & nature

Walking at one of the Alps’ most beautiful valley heads

Metschstand – superlative panoramic views await every visitor.

Whether it’s a leisurely walk or an ambitious mountain tour, the Metschstand is the ideal starting point for walks in all directions. The modern 10-person Lenk–Metsch–Metschstand gondola lift takes guests up to 2,100 metres above sea level. The Metschstand is surrounded by a unique panorama offering views of what is probably the most beautiful valley head in the Alps.

The train takes you from Bern every hour directly to Zweisimmen, where you change to the regional train to Lenk in the Simmental. And the cable car Stand-Xpress Metsch takes you comfortably to the mountain station Metschstand.


Time for some mountain air

Past colourful meadows and crystal-clear mountain lakes – the most beautiful walking routes offer great variety and enjoyment. The tour planner provided by Lenk-Simmental Tourism helps you plan the perfect walk. For inspiration, here are our five top walks in the Metsch an der Lenk Region.

Metschstand circular trail

The circular trail starting and ending at the mountain station offers spectacular panoramic views in all directions, as well as the opportunity to relax and enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere of the Brenggen reservoir along the way. Taking around 80 minutes to complete, this circular walk can be classed as easy – despite the elevation difference – and above all varied.

If you want to finish off with some action, you can jet down the mountain on three wheels with a Mountain Cart to the Metsch middle station.


Distance  4,2 km
Ascent/descent  + 188 m / - 188 m
Duration  1 hour 25 minutes
Difficulty easy

Catering options

Berghotel Hahnenmoospass

Berghaus Standhütte

Bergrestaurant Metschstand

Metschstand–Aeugi–Ammertenspitz–Simmen Falls

An Alpine route for experienced, sure-footed, vertigo-free mountain walkers. The view of the Ammertenspitz and on down into Bütschital, with a vista ranging from the Wildhorn, Silleren and the Schwandfälspitz all the way down into the valley, is unique. The descent to the Simmen Falls leads you through the wild and romantic Ammertental.
Duration: 5 hours 5 minutes.

Key figures

Ascent/Descent   + 578 m / - 1566 m
Duration  4 hours 35 minutes
Difficulty  difficult

Catering options

Berghaus Standhütte

Restaurant Siebenbrunnen

Restaurant Simmenfälle

Bergrestaurant Metschstand

Metsch–Lauenen–Nessli–Simmen Falls

There are superlative panoramic views along the walk from the Metsch middle station via Nesslin to the Simmen Falls. The spectacularly beautiful mountain trail continuously leads you into the valley and towards the “Plaine Morte”. It goes past the “Sibe Brunen”, the source of the River Simme. The seven springs emerging from the ground here are something truly special. A place in which to relax and be amazed. To finish, the trail leads you down to the Simmen Falls.

Key figures

Distance  9,2 km
Ascent/descent  + 279 m / - 633 m
Duration  2 hours 55minutes
Difficulty medium

Catering options

Nessli Beizli

Restaurant Siebenbrunnen

Restaurant Simmenfälle


There are of course many other remarkable walks, which you can find out more about in the guidebook or the interactive summer map.


Operating times, Lenk–Metsch–Metschstand gondola lift

24 June to 15 October 2023,
always in operation from Wednesday to Sunday
09.00–17.00 hours


Subject to change without prior notice


Day ticket Adelboden-Lenk (from 3 sections)

  • CHF 56.00 Adults, return
  • CHF 28.00 Adults, return (Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard)
  • CHF 28.00 Children (aged 6 to 15.99), return

Gondola lift Lenk–Metschstand, one way (2 sections)

  • CHF 39.00 Adults one way
  • CHF 19.50 Adults, one-way (Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard)
  • CHF 19.50 Children (aged 6 to 15.99), one-way

Gondola lift Lenk–Metsch, one way (1 section)

  • CHF 17.00 Adults, one-way
  • CHF 8.50 Adults, one-way (Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard)
  • CHF 8.50 Children (aged 6 to 15.99), one-way

Family promotion: 

Adelboden-Lenk 1-day travel card for max. 2 adults and 4 children, min. 1 child (6-15 years of age): CHF 80.00


  • Reduction for holders of a valid Simmental Card or Adelboden Guest Card.
  • Children with Junior travelcard or Children'sCo-travelcard use the mountain railways free of charge.

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

How to get there

From the ‘Lenk, Talstation Metschbahnen’ bus stop, you can ride in comfort on the gondola lift up to the Metsch middle station or the Metschstand mountain station.

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