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Panorama hike Springenboden–Niesen

Short facts

  • start: Springenboden
  • destination: Niesen peak
  • difficult
  • 10,99 km
  • 5 hours
  • 1240 m
  • 2336 m
  • 1349 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

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A hiking tour to the Niesen summit with fantastic far-reaching views and optional overnight stay on Springenboden.

After refreshments at the Gsässweid inn in Springenboden, the five-hour hike up to the Niesen summit begins. The magnificent distant view is your constant companion. On the way, the Hoschüpfe viewing platform offers breathtaking views of mountain peaks, Lake Thun and the wide valleys of the Simmental and Diemtigtal valleys. After 1243 metres in altitude, there it is: the Niesen summit. Enjoy your time up here before the Niesen cable car takes you back down to the valley.

General information

Directions

The mountain trail is marked with yellow direction signs and leads from "Springenboden" via "Unterer Drune" to the "Hoschüpfe" viewing platform. From here the trail leads via "Geeri" and "Chummli" to "Untere Stalde" and via "Obere Stalde" up to the summit and the Niesen mountain station.

Safety Guidelines

  • Despite the motto "If the Niesen summit has a hat, the weather will be fine", it is important to pay attention to the weather situation
  • The Panorama Trail leads along fenced-in flocks of sheep, which are guarded by dogs. Please take note of the corresponding sign. Dogs must be kept on a leash during the hike
  • A section of the trail also leads through a summer pasture with cattle

Equipment

  • Good mountain boots and weatherproof mountain clothing
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Pocket first-aid kit
  • Rucksack with sufficient drinks and food
  • Hiking poles

Tip

Those who would like to extend the hike as a two-day excursion can book an overnight stay with breakfast at the Gsässweid inn on Springenboden and end the day of arrival high up in the Diemtigtal in the home of Wenger Kilian. Groups are also very welcome. Info + booking: www.gsaessweid.ch (in German only)

Getting there

This hike is part of the bookable package "Panoramawanderung Springenboden-Niesen" with car transfer from Oey-Diemtigen to Springenboden and train ride from Niesen Kulm to Mülenen. Outside of this offer, the arrival and departure is inconvenient.

Public transit

This hike is part of the bookable package "Panoramawanderung Springenboden-Niesen" with car transfer from Oey-Diemtigen to Springenboden and train ride from Niesen Kulm to Mülenen. Outside of this offer, the arrival and departure is inconvenient.

Additional Information

A hiking flyer with an overview map is available from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office.

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

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Pavings

  • Asphalt Coating (2%)
  • Path (75%)
  • Hiking Trail (13%)
  • Crushed Rock (11%)

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