On the way to Kilian Wenger's home country, you will learn more about the popular national sport that has managed to preserve its rustic origins. Swiss wrestling is good for you, makes you strong and resilient. Swiss wrestling is camaraderie and down-to-earthness. The people of Diemtigtal have known this for a long time, which is why it has been part of their active culture for generations. In addition, the three Swiss wrestling kings from the Diemtigtal naturally make us very proud – do you know them?
Themed panels along the path (explanations in German only) give you an insight into the world of Swiss wrestling and you learn about the different techniques and holds. Why are there Alpine and gymnastic wrestlers and what is the difference between them? You will reach the highlight of the trail at the end of your circular walk. In the pavilion of the Swiss wrestling kings you will find portraits of the «bad guys» and can admire the lifelike wooden muni «Arnold» and our Swiss wrestling king himself in life-size.
Follow the Swiss wrestling trail from the «Haseloch» along the asphalt road until the path climbs to the right to «Ahorni». After climbing the stairs over the «Satteli», you reach the covered barbecue area with a fountain. Continue through the forest and later cross a stream to reach the pretty log cabins and the Gsässweid inn. From here you can already see the pavilion of the Swiss wrestling kings and the «original home» of Swiss wrestling king Kilian Wenger, the Springenboden restaurant. After a short descent on asphalt, you reach the starting point «Haseloch». The trail is marked with white directional signs and a green route field.
On the way you will find a great covered barbecue spot. Don't forget your cervelat sausage, knife and drinks for the road!
Take a cervelat sausage with you on your hike – the covered barbecue area with Swiss wrestling fountain is ideal for a break.
Motorway A6 Bern direction Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluhtunnel turn left direction Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtal road into the valley for 8 km until Horboden. Turn left here and follow the signs for «Springenboden» to «Haseloch» (5.5 km).
Parking is available at the «Haseloch».
By train to Oey-Diemtigen station (Spiez–Zweisimmen line). Continue by post bus to the «Horboden, Wirtschaft» stop.
On request, driving service Springenboden for max. 4 persons: T 079 616 90 45
Otherwise the «Haseloch» can be reached on foot from Horboden (1 hour 30 minutes).
Theme trail flyers with overview map are available from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office (in German only).
Diemtigtal Nature Park
Phone +41 33 681 26 06
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Gsässweid inn: fortify yourself with a «Hosenlupf-plate», enjoy the sun terrace with its magnificent view and spend the night in the Swiss wrestling room. P. Neukomm family, Phone +41 33 681 15 32, www.gsaessweid.ch
Restaurant Springenboden: Treat yourself to a break with a Swiss wrestler's coffee in the original home of Swiss wrestling king Wenger Kilian. B. Wenger family, Phone +41 33 681 12 51
Rothbad Inn: Enjoy a coup «Hochschwung» or a «wreath plate» on the outdoor terrace. The Rothbad inn is located directly on the path from Horboden to Springenboden. Fam. D. & A. Messerli-Minnig, Phone +41 33 681 13 34, www.rothbad.ch
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