Winter hiking trail Wiriehorn

Short facts

  • start: Wiriehorn (Nüegg) mountain station, Zwischenflüh
  • destination: Wiriehornbahn valley station, Riedli, Zwischenflüh
  • easy
  • 6,26 km
  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • 5 m
  • 1417 m
  • 984 m
  • 40 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

You can reach the starting point of the mountain-valley-winter hiking trail comfortably by chairlift. On the way you will be offered an impressive panorama with far-reaching views over the Diemtigtal.

How about a warming coffee or tea at the mountain hotel Wiriehorn before you start your hike? The 6-seater chairlift takes you comfortably to the mountain station on Nüegg. During the descent you can enjoy the view of the surrounding mountain peaks and the Diemtigtal valley. Further down you reach Entschwil and with it the impressive high plateau with its magnificent houses in the traditional Simmental architectural style, before the way back to the valley station takes you through snow-covered forests and hamlets.

Operating data and prices Wiriehornbahnen:

General information


Follow the winter hiking trail from the mountain station to "Röschteschwend". Here it is worth taking a break for a moment and enjoying the impressive panorama. The descent takes you further to "Entschwil", from where you hike partly along the asphalt road to the valley station of the Wiriehorn cable car. The trail is marked with pink direction signs.

Safety Guidelines

Note the operating times of the Wiriehorn cable car: www.wiriehorn.ch
Be prepared for possible icy spots along the circular hike.


  • Sturdy shoes with non-slip soles
  • Clothing appropriate to the weather and temperature
  • Food and drinks for the road


From the mountain station on Nüegg, it is worth taking a short detour up to the Schwarzenberg mountain restaurant (15 min.).

Getting there

Motorway A6 Bern direction Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluhtunnel turn left direction Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtal road into the valley for 11 km to the Riedli valley station. From here, the Wiriehorn cable car takes you up to the Nüegg mountain station (note operating times: www.wiriehorn.ch).


At the Riedli valley station you will find parking spaces for which a fee is charged.

Public transit

By train to Oey-Diemtigen station (Spiez-Zweisimmen line). Continue by post bus to the stop "Zwischenflüh, Riedli Talstation". From here, the Wiriehorn cable car takes you up to the Nüegg mountain station (note operating times: www.wiriehorn.ch).

Additional Information

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

Diemtigtal Nature Park
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
T 033 681 26 06

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Find out in our > Winter sports report


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