Hiking trail Niederhorn - Waldegg
|Region||: Bernese Oberland|
|Distance||: 8 km, 5 miles|
|User rating||: 9|
This wonderful route starts off at the Güggisgrat, a narrow ridge offering views over the Justis valley on the left, and a breathtaking panorama of Lake Thun, Blüemlisalp, Stockhorn, Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and Niesen on the right. This high mountain landscape consists of rocks and conifer trees, and you may even encounter wild goats and chamois. After having passed the Gemmenalphorn, you will walk through mountain meadows and, later on, through forests and grasslands, until you reach the village of Waldegg through a quiet asphalt road. This village is situated 850 m (2,800 ft) lower than the starting point of your hike. Some deep ravines will be passed between the Niederhorn and the Gemmenalphorn. Under normal circumstances, this route isn’t dangerous, but you should avoid it when snow or fierce winds are expected.
Transportation to Niederhorn
The Niederhorn can be reached by a gondola from Beatenberg. You will reach Beatenberg either by bus/car from Interlaken, or by a funicular from Beatenbucht. Beatenbucht can be reached by bus, car and boat from Interlaken and Thun. Will you be traveling to and from hiking areas frequently? A Swiss Pass or one of the other passes grants easy access to the entire Swiss Travel System (trains, buses, boats and mountain transportation).
From the Niederhorn, follow the signs to the Gemmenalphorn until approximately 500 m (1,600 ft) before the Gemmenalphorn. Turn right over here in the direction of ‘Beatenberg/Waldegg’. When the weather conditions are clear, you may want to climb the Gemmenalphorn first for an even wider view. After Oberberg (consisting of only a few stables), follow the direction of Waldegg through Chüematte. Then keep following the signs to Waldegg.
Transportation from Waldegg
From Waldegg, a bus takes you to Beatenberg or Interlaken.
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