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Summit hike to the Rauflihorn

Short facts

  • start: Senggiweid (Grimmialp), Schwenden
  • destination: Senggiweid (Grimmialp), Schwenden
  • medium
  • 15,33 km
  • 6 hours
  • 1101 m
  • 2323 m
  • 1222 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

Many paths lead to the Rauflihorn: from Diemtigtal there are two variants that can be combined as an ideal circular hike and make the summit climb so worthwhile.

At the beginning, you hike along the Grimmimutz adventure trail through the home of the Grimmimutz forest dwarf. Although you cover a lot of altitude in a relatively short time from Nidegg, every step you take through the shady mountain forest is worthwhile: along the way you reach vantage points with beautiful views, reach a wild mountain stream waterfall and discover the red, ferruginous mineral springs of the Grimmi water. As soon as you have reached the saddle of the Grimmifurggi, you look down into the neighbouring municipality of St. Stephan and into the Färmeltal. From here follows the last ascent to the summit. Would you have expected such a view? On one side the rocky massif of the Spillgerte, on the other the vastness and width of the Diemtigtal Nature Park.

Our recommended descent takes you over the Nessli to Vordere Fildrich, where the organic alpine cheese dairy Kiley is located. Take a quick look in the product fridge before you tackle the way back along the asphalt road.

General information

Directions

Follow the route from Senggiweid via Würzi through the Nideggwald forest. The mountain trail winds in many bends up to Alp Grimmi and leads through the Grimmiwasser to the Grimmifurggi pass. From here you reach the summit of the Rauflihorn in just under an hour. In order not to hike back the same way, we recommend the descent via Nessli to Vordere Fildrich. From here you reach the asphalt road and follow it via Grunholz to the starting point Senggiweid. The trail is signposted with yellow direction signs or with trail markings as a mountain trail.

You can plan your hike according to your wishes: the tour is also possible in the opposite direction. Of course, you can also take the same path twice.

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

If you want to shorten the ascent of the hike, you can do so with the chairlift of the Grimmialp cable cars (note opening times: grimmialp.ch). 

Getting there

Motorway A6 Bern direction Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluhtunnel turn left direction Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtal road into the valley for 19 km in the direction of Schwenden, Grimmialp.

Parking

Paid parking is available directly at the starting point.

Public transit

By train to Oey-Diemtigen. Then take the post bus to the stop "Grimmialp, Hotel Spillgerten" (terminus). From here, a short walk (approx. 5 min.) in the direction of Grimmimutz adventure trail to Senggiweid, your starting point.

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 

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  • Street (26%)
  • Hiking Trail (31%)
  • Path (43%)

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