Aettenberg Trail
Aettenberg Trail

Snowshoe trekking

Aettenberg Trail

Schwarzsee–Aettenberg–Zollhaus

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Aettenberg Trail

This energetic walk leaves the car park in Gypsera and leads to the Alpage du Stoss refuge via the Ättenberg, before heading steeply downhill to Zollhaus. The Kaiseregg, Spitzflue, Chörblispitz, Combiflue and numerous other peaks in the Bernese and Fribourg Pre-Alps are all visible.
The section from the Schwarzsee, towards Lengmoos to the Ättenberg, requires a level of physical fitness. But anyone who manages the climb will be rewarded with a breathtaking view. The panoramic view over the Sense Oberland, the snow-covered mountain chalets and the surrounding mountains offers a memorable winter experience. The Kaiseregg, Spitzflue, Chörblispitz, Combiflue and numerous other peaks in the Bernese and Fribourg Pre-Alps are all visible.

The snowshoe trail is quite steep almost immediately. Crossing the forest, you reach the first summit shortly after Ober Hürli. The path is relatively flat until it climbs towards the Ättenberg, the highest point on the trail, at over 1,600 metres. Herds of oxen, cattle and sheep graze here during the summer. The Ättenberg region is also one of the last refuges for animal species that live in mountain forests, such as the large grouse. In winter, the atmosphere is calm and peaceful.

The trail now continues on a gentle downward slope to the Alpage du Stoss refuge, but is then very steep for around three kilometres. Once you reach the bottom, there is a hiking trail towards the Schwarzsee along the Sense. The final section can also be done by bus. The cold Sense, which rises around Gantrisch and the warm Sense, from the Schwarzsee, come together at Zollhaus, your destination.
This energetic walk leaves the car park in Gypsera and leads to the Alpage du Stoss refuge via the Ättenberg, before heading steeply downhill to Zollhaus. The Kaiseregg, Spitzflue, Chörblispitz, Combiflue and numerous other peaks in the Bernese and Fribourg Pre-Alps are all visible.
The section from the Schwarzsee, towards Lengmoos to the Ättenberg, requires a level of physical fitness. But anyone who manages the climb will be rewarded with a breathtaking view. The panoramic view over the Sense Oberland, the snow-covered mountain chalets and the surrounding mountains offers a memorable winter experience. The Kaiseregg, Spitzflue, Chörblispitz, Combiflue and numerous other peaks in the Bernese and Fribourg Pre-Alps are all visible.

The snowshoe trail is quite steep almost immediately. Crossing the forest, you reach the first summit shortly after Ober Hürli. The path is relatively flat until it climbs towards the Ättenberg, the highest point on the trail, at over 1,600 metres. Herds of oxen, cattle and sheep graze here during the summer. The Ättenberg region is also one of the last refuges for animal species that live in mountain forests, such as the large grouse. In winter, the atmosphere is calm and peaceful.

The trail now continues on a gentle downward slope to the Alpage du Stoss refuge, but is then very steep for around three kilometres. Once you reach the bottom, there is a hiking trail towards the Schwarzsee along the Sense. The final section can also be done by bus. The cold Sense, which rises around Gantrisch and the warm Sense, from the Schwarzsee, come together at Zollhaus, your destination.
10 km | 1 Stage
620 m | 780 m
5 h 20 min
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Schwarzsee, Gypsera
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 15th of December to 15th of March.

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired on site:
www.schwarzsee.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Zollhaus FR
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Contact

Schwarzsee Tourismus
Schwarzseestrasse 212
1716 Schwarzsee
Tel. +41 (0)26 412 13 13
info@schwarzsee-tourismus.ch
www.schwarzsee.ch

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