The Simmen valley
The Simmen valley is a friendly, typically Swiss green valley with half-timbered houses and forested mountains.
Check out vacation homes and apartments throughout the Simmen valley.
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Towns and landscape
The river Simme rises from several waterfalls in the mountains near the small town of Lenk. The river valley stretches out to Spiez, where it joins the river Kander and flows out in Lake Thun.
There are only a few larger towns in the valley. Zweisimmen is one of them, and it makes a great base to explore the region. Gstaad, not actually in the valley but part of the region, is a well known town with luxury shops and hotels, and surrounded by a beautiful winter sports area.
Must do's in the Simmen valley
The GoldenPass line offers the best way to travel to and from the valley, and to make a day trip to Lake Geneva.
Mountain transportation allows you to start hiking and skiing or to simply enjoy the views up in the mountains. Examples:
- There's the Rinderberg near Zweisimmen and you'll find several gondolas and chairlifts close to Gstaad.
- A visit to the Stockhorn is recommended, as it offers a magnificent view of the Alps in the south and the Swiss plateau with Bern in the north.
- The spectacular viewing point and sporty activities of Glacier 3000 can be easily reached from the Simmen valley.
TOWNS IN THIS REGION
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