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Durchs Berner Oberland (5-6 Etappen) – Wo Goethe seine Spuren hinterließ

40.3 mi
1.9 mph
9,025 ft
6,775 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
6.46 mi


Hiking Highlight (Segment)

8.69 mi

Schattenhalb und Reichenbachfall

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

12.9 mi


Hiking Highlight

14.3 mi


Hiking Highlight

16.7 mi

Grosse Scheidegg

Hiking Highlight

20.4 mi

Blick aufs Wetterhorn

Hiking Highlight

32.9 mi

Trümmelbachfälle und Lauterbrunnental

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

40.3 mi

Tour Profile


Alpine Hiking Path: 0.67 mi
Mountain Hiking Path: 3.84 mi
Hiking Path: 12.3 mi
Path: 7.42 mi
Footpath: 3.62 mi
Street: 3.38 mi
Road: 8.70 mi
State Road: 0.30 mi


Alpine: 1.62 mi
Natural: 1.65 mi
Unpaved: 17.9 mi
Gravel: 1.38 mi
Paved: 12.0 mi
Asphalt: 4.20 mi
Unknown: 1.53 mi

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MySwitzerland planned a hike.

April 29, 2019


  • MySwitzerland

    On this nearly 65-kilometer hike, you can follow the footsteps of Goethe in the Bernese Oberland. From Guttannen you can hike up to the Berghotel Obersteinberg near Stechelberg - depending on your personal condition you can split the hike up to five to six days. As milestones Meiringen, the Schwarzwaldalp, Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen come into question.It starts in Gutannen, where you come by bus. From here you walk along the Aare towards Mehringen. On the way you pass the impressive Aareschlucht. Then you leave the river and climb past the imposing Reichenbach Falls up into the narrow Reichenbachtal. Above the waterfall, you can have a well-deserved break at Restaurant Zwirgi. At this point, Goethe once stayed with his hiking group and enjoyed the magnificent view of the valley.The Reichenbachtal continues uphill. In Rosenlaui you can explore the impressive glacier gorge. Afterwards you continue hiking to Schwarzwaldalp, where you can take a break or overnight. Goethe also rested on the Schwarzwaldalp. As a local guest he ate his own provisions and admired the cheese store on the alp. The building from 1637 is still standing today and was already 142 years old in Goethe's time.From the Schwarzwaldalp you continue uphill to the Große Scheidegg. An exhausting way, which also drove Goethe to sweat on the forehead. Then came the approaching winter, which made the crossing of the pass difficult. From the pass you hike down towards Grindelwald and enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains like Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Eiger.From Grindelwald, which already had good accommodation in Goethe's time, you walk along the Black River Lütschine until it meets White Lütschine. You then follow her to Lauterbrunnen. Through the picturesque Lauterbrunnen Valley and past the Trümmelbach Falls, you will hike up to the Berghotel Obersteinberg, the destination of the tour. The hotel is about two hours walk from Stechelberg, where there is a bus stop.

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    • April 30, 2019

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