With snow crunching under your feet, winter hiking in Heidi's homeland takes you to a stunning mountain world. In Heideland, you can follow ten unique winter hikes that will guide you through the fairytale landscapes.
The region, located in the east of Switzerland, has two winter sports resorts in Flumserberg and Pizol. With snow-covered mountain peaks, outrageously good fondue and winter hikes for every fitness level, both regions offer guaranteed fun.
In this Collection, you will find ten different routes suitable for you whether you prefer a short walk with the whole family or a long hike through the snow. A network of great winter hiking trails runs through the Flumserberg region around the villages of Tannenboden and Tannenheim and nine of the ten hikes in this Collection lead through this area.
In Pizol, you will find the unique Panorama Hoehenweg which enchants hikers both in summer and winter. Here, during the colder months, you can experience snow-covered forests, grandiose views of white peaks and glistening snowfields.
You can travel to some of the starting points, such as Tannenboden, by car or bus. However, other hikes start high up in the spectacular mountain world. To reach these, you can take the mountain railways.
If you are looking for an alternative to skiing or simply to recharge your batteries in the beautiful countryside then the varied winter hiking trails in the region are an excellent way to get to know the idyllic landscape of Heidi's homeland.
This short winter hike takes you through the beautiful mountains of the Skiwelt Flumserberg. The paths are always prepared and are safe for the whole family to commit. The town Tannenboden can be reached from Flums by car or bus, alternatively by the lift from Unterterzen. You start at the Sennestube on the Alp Tannenboden, at the beginning of the cross-country trails. Without major differences in altitude, it goes to Mittenwald.Where in summer the mountain bikers board the trails, you walk along the snow-covered edge of the forest and cross the Tobelbach stream, which is adorned with icicles. Past some winter holiday homes you follow the path to the station of the Mittenwald ski lift. Once there, you can stop in one of the cozy restaurants or spend relaxing hours in the indoor pool Flumserberg. Back to the starting point, for example, you can take the Postbus.
This good three-kilometer round trip starts at the valley station of the gondola lift Maschgenkamm. Passing the quaint Molseralp with its glorious sun terrace, the winter hiking trail leads to Schwammchopf. On the surrounding, snowy slopes you can watch the hustle and bustle in Kinderland. On well-groomed paths it goes slightly uphill along the forest, where in the winter the icy and heavily laden branches sparkle in the sun.A short section of the trail leads over the ski slope - when crossing, be sure to watch out for fast-moving winter sports fans. Then follow the winter hiking trail through the enchanting snowscape of the Madils Plateau, where cross-country skiers, hikers and sometimes even husky sled drivers enjoy the alpine nature.On the Alp Tannenboden you can stop off in the cozy restaurant Sennästube and even make your own Alpine cheese by appointment. The last piece back to the starting point you can walk on the road through the wintry village of Tannenboden.
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Through a beautiful winter landscape this hike takes you from Tannenboden to Prodalp. You start at the bus stop Flumserberg, where there is also a parking lot. Alp Tannenbodenstrasse takes you to the Alp, which is well known for its home-made products such as Alpine cheese, yoghurt and Camembert. Along the cross-country trail, you hike gently downhill to the children's ski lift. In winter, there is a lot going on and you can watch the skiers of tomorrow in their first attempts.The well-groomed hiking trail runs along the Madlis plateau and the Tobelbach, popular with winter sports enthusiasts of all kinds - snow-covered peaks and sparkling snowfields await you. A piece of the path leads through quiet forest and then you hike up the gentle slope to the lively Prodalp. There you can stop in the modern mountain restaurant and enjoy the fantastic view.
This varied winter hike takes you from the Prodalp to the Alp Panüöl. Alternatively, you can start already in Tannenalp, the network of winter hiking trails here is widely branched and this tour is one of the most beautiful on Flumserberg. You can reach the starting point on foot or with the Prodalpexpress from Tannenheim.From the lift station you follow the course of the icy glistening Rustenbach. The path climbs steadily and leads you alternately through small forests and wide snowfields. Also cross-country skiers are here on the way, but on the wide way everyone finds easy place.Through the snow-covered, quiet winter landscape you walk in the direction of Panüöl. The picturesque Alprestaurant was opened in 2012 and spoils you with regional delicacies such as raclette or fondue. From the terrace you can enjoy an impressive view of the Spitzmeilen area. Back it goes on the same way or with the mountain railways.
From the mountain station Maschgenkamm and the panorama restaurant there you walk down to the Maschgenlücke. The first section is relatively steep down and overcomes up to the restaurant Maschgenlücke 60 meters. Therefore, we recommend you to bring hiking poles and to pay attention to icy places.Then you follow the path, which inspires many hikers with its picturesque panorama even in summer. Before you turn left, you cross a ski slope. Here you should pay attention to approaching winter sports.With a view of the striking summit of the Spitzmeile, you can walk through the wintry landscape. It goes steadily downhill to a small grove, from which you can already see your destination. On a wide alp lies the cozy restaurant Panüöl, which spoils you with Swiss delicacies. Back to the Maschgenkamm you come with the chairlift or you continue to Prodalp.
This short and easy circular walk is suitable for the whole family, even for prams. You start at the bottom station of the Maschgenkamm gondola and walk past the winter campsite, which deserves an award for the most beautiful view in Switzerland.The well-groomed path will take you to a lookout point with wooden benches, from which you have a breathtaking view of Lake Walen. The sparkling lake and the rugged peaks of the Churfirsten lie before you. If you can tear yourself away from the beautiful sight, you continue to the restaurant Molseralp. The cozy sun terrace, which is well attended in every season, invites you to a final stop.
This winter hike is suitable for the whole family, because it leads mostly on easy to bypass side roads and paths. The starting point is at the bus stop Tannenheim Post. From there you follow the Schwendiwiesenstrasse to the south and pass by snow-covered chalets and wooden houses. After you have crossed the babbling Ruslenbach, it zigzags through a small cottage area up.In the following section you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Churfirsten. The Cafridastrasse passes under the Prodalp-Express and brings you to Mittenwald. At the end of your winter hike, you can stop at the restaurant Alpenblick. Return to Tannenheim by bus or on foot on Flumserbergstrasse.
This varied winter hike impresses with snowy forests, quaint mountain restaurants and magnificent views. From the valley station of the Maschgenkamm gondola lift in Tannenboden, you will hike past Kinderland and cross the ski slope. Watch out for approaching winter athletes. After the piste the broad hiking trail runs steadily uphill and under the modern toboggan run Floomzer.Then you will reach a winter forest area where you can discover many traces of the forest dwellers in the snow. The further you walk up the snowy slope, the more impressive the view of the Churfirsten and the Walensee. The perfect place for a break is the cozy mountain restaurant Chrüz. From the terrace you can watch the hustle and bustle on the slopes.The winter hiking trail passes the valley station of the chair lift Stelli and follows a short, steep ascent. Then it goes comfortably and promising along the edge of the forest along to Prodalp. There is a modern restaurant where you can stop. To get back to the starting point, you can either take the lift or the so-called sledge to Tannenheim. From there, the PostBus will travel to Tannenboden free of charge.
On this winter hike you can look forward to beautiful landscapes, quiet forests and a lot of seclusion. You start at the valley station of the Maschgenkamm gondola lift and then cross the runway with your eyes open for approaching skiers. Then the wide path winds under the toboggan run Floomzer.It goes through snowy woods and glittering snowfields over steadily uphill. On the route you can enjoy fantastic views of the Churfirsten and the Walensee. After the picturesque Alp Winkelzahn, where the snow reaches the gutters of the buildings, you will walk along the side of Nargenchopf. In the fairytale winter landscape you can discover traces of hares and deer.On the idyllic Seebenalp you can expect three picturesque lakes and the nostalgic Hotel Sebenalp, which is perfect for a stopover. From the terrace of the hotel you can look out over the frozen Grosser See and the striking summit of the Leist. Back to Tannenboden you can reach the mountain railways or the same path you came.
As the name suggests, this circular hike is characterized by a fantastic mountain panorama. The starting point at the lift station Laufböden you can reach from Bad Ragaz with the mountain railways.At an altitude of over 2,000 meters you follow the magnificent winter hiking trail, which offers changing views of the Churfirsten, the Rhine Valley, the Grisons mountains and the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Tectonic Arena Sardona". In a unique way you can see here the thrusting and unfolding of different layers of rock that led to the formation of the Alps. Along the way are boards with interesting information on this topic.Another highlight of the Panorama Höhenweg is the Wangersee, on which a glistening layer of ice forms in winter. Through the beautiful winter landscape, we continue to the modern Pizolhütte. Here you can take a break and let yourself be pampered with Swiss delicacies. Strengthened you walk back to Wangersee and turn left there. Accompanied by a magnificent panorama, you walk on a groomed winter hiking trail back to the station Laufböden.