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Let it snow! Winter hikes in the Bernese Oberland

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Let it snow! Winter hikes in the Bernese Oberland

Hiking Collection by Interlaken

12

Tours

21:11 h

43.7 mi

5,175 ft

You hear the crunch of snow under your shoes accompanied by your rhythmic breath. The temperature is crispy cold, but you hardly feel that. You wander through a wintry wonderland in the Bernese Oberland, leaving behind all the stresses of everyday life – it’s only you, the crystal clear winter air and the white snow. In this Collection, we present twelve winter hikes around the resort of Interlaken and Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. You wander through the snowy mountain peaks and the glittering seascape, a magical natural idyll. Welcome to winter wonderland!

The Bernese Oberland offers a lot of variety for your winter adventures: hiking on well-groomed winter trails through idyllic alpine landscapes and icy forests. Frozen ice crystals on streams and lakes sparkle in the winter sun. You can enjoy fantastic panoramas from Niederhorn, Windegg or Stockhorn. Immerse yourself in the hidden Justistal and enjoy the lively atmosphere in the ski regions around the Niederhorn and the Axalp. The hikes differ in length and difficulty, so you can find the right route for you. Many of the hikes are also suitable for children.
Remember to pack the right equipment for your winter hikes: Sturdy and waterproof footwear is mandatory. We also wrapping up warm – the more layers the better. You should also pack sun protection and sunglasses in your backpack. The beautiful mountain panorama can be enjoyed even better with a hot mug of tea in your hand, so bring along your thermos flask. If you pass the village of Sigriswil, then you can reserve a fondue backpack at Amstutz Dairy and pick it up – probably the most perfect winter picnic. In the backpack you will find everything you need for cheese fondue, from the lighter to the bread. On most hikes, you will also pass cozy restaurants or alpine huts en route or at the end. So you can warm up during or after your walk beside the fire or enjoy the warmth of the winter sun on the terrace. Many of the starting points of the hikes can be reached with the cable car and gondelst over the snowy mountain landscapes – what a fantastic start to an active day in the mountains!

A special tip for the Advent season – the Christmas journey in Aeschi. There are several stations along the circular route set up with festive story telling. The trail is especially beautiful in the dark when the way is lit up for Christmas and the white snow reflects the lights. Festive cheer is guaranteed!

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  • Intermediate
    03:08
    6.49 mi
    2.1 mph
    225 ft
    2,575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This ten kilometer long winter hike over well-tended paths starts on one of the most beautiful vantage points in the Bernese Oberland, the Niederhorn. From Beatenberg you go up by gondola, the summit is just a few steps above the mountain station. You have an overwhelming panorama: to the east rises

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  • Easy
    01:02
    2.28 mi
    2.2 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You are today after a relaxed walking tour? Then this four-kilometer round is just right for you. Start of the prepared path is at the parking Senggiweid. Just follow the pink hiking mark.

    

    After only a few meters you reach the idyllic Blauseeli. The deep blue color of the Seelis looks just beautiful

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  • Easy
    00:34
    1.28 mi
    2.2 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You are not really in the Christmas mood yet? Then the Christmas path between Aeschi and Aeschiried, high above Lake Thun, is just right for you. Starting point of the Christmas round is in Aeschi at the stop Wachthubel.

    

    The two-kilometer-long path is laid out as a round and tells a Christmas story in

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  • Intermediate
    02:11
    4.69 mi
    2.1 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This almost seven-kilometer winter hike takes you through the snow-covered forests and pastures of the Diemtigtal southern slope, high above the valley floor of the Diemtigtal nature park. The starting point of the route on well-maintained hiking trails is the Gasthaus Gsässweid near Springenboden.

    

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  • Easy
    01:55
    4.08 mi
    2.1 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The start of this seven-kilometer winter hike is the church square in Aeschi. If you arrive by bus, the bus stop Aeschi Post is the nearest one. The trail leads you mostly over side roads, which are plowed in winter. Nevertheless, it makes sense to wear winter-proof footwear.

    

    The path will take you past

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  • Difficult
    02:55
    5.34 mi
    1.8 mph
    250 ft
    1,500 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Winter hiking with a beautiful view of Lake Brienz and the surrounding mountain landscape awaits you on this almost six-kilometer tour. Start of the hike is at the mountain station Windegg.

    

    With the chairlift from the Axalp, you can relax on the wintry landscape to the starting point of the hike. Arriving

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  • Intermediate
    02:34
    5.52 mi
    2.2 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This good eight-kilometer winter hike takes you through the remote Justistal, a snow-sure winter paradise. You walk along the Grönbach, past the place of the well-known Chästeilete. The path continues up the steep mountain slopes and you quickly realize where the Sickle Pass gets its name from. Start

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  • Easy
    00:46
    1.66 mi
    2.2 mph
    225 ft
    250 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This leisurely stroll begins at the middle station Chrindi. From Erlenbach, the gondola takes you to 1,642 meters in seven minutes. The nearly three-kilometer circular trail leads you past the igloo village and then along the frozen Hinterstockensee.

    

    Back at the middle station, you can warm up in the

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  • Intermediate
    01:17
    2.75 mi
    2.2 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This circular walk leads you around the small mountain village Habkern. At the foot of the Hohgants and the Seven Stallions you will find many impressive views. The four-kilometer round starts at the post office in Habkern. You can reach the starting point quite relaxed with the PostBus from Interlaken

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  • Intermediate
    02:26
    5.04 mi
    2.1 mph
    625 ft
    1,125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From the lively winter sports area Beatenberg / Waldegg to the quiet Habkerntal Valley: on this high-altitude hike you will experience both, laced with beautiful nature experiences. The eight-kilometer route runs along pristine winter hiking trails. Starting point is at the Postautohaltestelle Beatenberg

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  • Easy
    00:49
    1.81 mi
    2.2 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This almost three-kilometer winter hiking trail leads you through the beautiful landscape of Lombachalp. Start of the relaxed round is at the car park Lägerstutz. In the winter season you can also easily reach the starting point with the "Bus alpin" from Habkern.

    

    The groomed winter hiking trail leads

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  • Intermediate
    01:35
    2.76 mi
    1.7 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this four-kilometer-long winter tour you hike from Heiligenschwendi to the lookout tower on the Blueme. You will be accompanied by beautiful views of the snowy peaks. The starting point for the hike is the rehabilitation center in Heiligenschwendi.

    

    Heiligenschwendi is located on a wonderfully sunny

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    43.7 mi
  • Duration
    21:11 h
  • Elevation
    5,175 ft

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