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Hike Meienberg-Blankenburg (Zweisimmen)

Short facts

  • start: Alp Meienberg, Zweisimmen
  • destination: Blankenburg railway station, Zweisimmen
  • medium
  • 10,96 km
  • 3 hours 35 minutes
  • 234 m
  • 1992 m
  • 958 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

Hike from Meienberg, with detour to the Diemtigtal Nature Park and back to Zweisimmen.

The hikers' taxi takes you comfortably from Zweisimmen to Meienberg by appointment. The hiking trail from Meienberg leads you in half an hour directly to the Seebergsee lake and thus into the Diemtigtal Nature Park and the Spillgerte nature reserve. Once you have reached the lake, a karr path leads you almost straight to the charming Stierenberg mountain restaurant. After a snack on the cosy terrace of the restaurant, you follow the hiking trail directly to the Gubi, the highest point of your hike. Here you have an impressive view of the upper Simmental and you can already guess your destination. From Hinter Chumi, the hiking trail leads downhill to Blankenburg railway station. 

General information

Directions

The hiking taxi takes you from Zweisimmen to Alp Meienberg. From Meienberg, the hiking trail leads in half an hour directly to the Seebergsee lake and thus into the Diemtigtal Nature Park. From the lake, you follow a karr path with a barely noticeable incline to Alp Stierenberg, which you reach in half an hour. At the Stierenberg mountain restaurant, the trail changes to a narrow hiking path, on which you reach "Gubi", the highest point of your hike, after another half hour. From "Gubi", the winding, two-hour descent begins via "Hinder-Chumi", "Uf de Flüene" and finally through the "Sitewald" forest to Blankenburg and your destination station. Attention: "Stop on demand" applies here (to make the train stop, press the button on the station building).

Equipment

  • Good mountain boots
  • Clothing appropriate to the weather and temperature
  • Sun/rain protection
  • Pocket pharmacy
  • Rucksack with food and enough drinks for the journey
  • Hiking poles if necessary
  • Binoculars if necessary

Tip

A fine snack or a hearty lunch - a visit to the Stierenberg mountain restaurant is certainly worthwhile!

Getting there

Motorway A6 Bern direction Zweisimmen, after the Simmenfluhtunnel follow the Simmentalstrasse for 30 km until Zweisimmen.

Parking

Parking facilities in the village of Zweisimmen:
East railway station upstairs, approx. 100 parking spaces
Bahnhof Ost downstairs, approx. 80 parking spaces
Simmental Arena, approx. 180 parking spaces
Widematte, approx. 40 parking spaces

Further information on the parking situation in the village of Zweisimmen can be found > here.

Public transit

By train to Zweisimmen railway station (Spiez-Zweisimmen line). Continue with the hikers' taxi to Alp Meienberg (note the operating times of the hikers' taxi, by appointment only). 

Additional Information

A hiking map is available from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office.

Diemtigtal Nature Park
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
T 033 681 26 06
info@diemtigtal.ch
www.diemtigtal.ch

Hiking taxi Zweisimmen - Meienberg
Operates from July to the beginning of October on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. (other dates on request).
Registration until 5 pm the day before at Zweisimmen Tourism: T 033 722 11 33 / zweisimmen@mob.ch

Pavings

  • Path (55%)
  • Hiking Trail (38%)
  • Asphalt Coating (6%)

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