40 ViaSprinz
40 ViaSprinz

Hiking

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ViaSbrinz

Stage 4, Guttannen–Obergesteln

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ViaSbrinz

Across the legendary Grimselpass on the historic mule track, passing some spectacular structures from early trading times. The hike leads through impressive mountain landscape, shaped and milled by the Aare Glacier and now used to produce hydroelectricity.
Across the legendary Grimselpass on the historic mule track, passing some spectacular structures from early trading times. The hike leads through impressive mountain landscape, shaped and milled by the Aare Glacier and now used to produce hydroelectricity.
24 km
1450 m | 1150 m
8 h 00 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Guttannen, Post
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Season

Season
Beware: snowfields possible into summer months on high-level sections

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Hint
Beware: long section, please note overnight accommodation possibility on Grimselpass.
Hint
Rail/bus/boat: long section, please note postbus recommendation No. 295 Innertkirchen–Grimselpass.
Ascent Grimselpass (from Innertkirchen)
295
Ascent Grimselpass (from Innertkirchen)
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Innertkirchen, Grimseltor–Grimsel, Passhöhe
or
Grimsel, Passhöhe–Innertkirchen, Grimseltor
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 1500m from Innertkirchen.
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Ascent Grimselpass (from Oberwald)
296
Ascent Grimselpass (from Oberwald)
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Oberwald, Bahnhof–Grimsel, Passhöhe
or
Grimsel, Passhöhe–Oberwald, Bahnhof
Reason: metres in height saved from Oberwald approx. 800m.
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Construction work: Grimsel Hospiz / Spittallamm
Duration
31.05.2019 - 31.10.2021
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
Due to the large construction site replacement dam Spitallamm (at the Grimsel Hospice), the hiking paths over the Seeuferegg and Spitallamm dams are closed.
Status
validated
Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations
Construction work: Grimsel Hospiz / Spittallamm
Duration
31.05.2019 - 31.10.2021
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
Due to the large construction site replacement dam Spitallamm (at the Grimsel Hospice), the hiking paths over the Seeuferegg and Spitallamm dams are closed.
Status
validated
Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Obergesteln
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the canton. Lend a hand by becoming a member in your canton.
Become a member
Berner Wanderwege
Moserstrasse 27
3000 Bern 25
info@bernerwanderwege.ch
www.bernerwanderwege.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Astoria
Hotel Astoria
Ulrichen
Hotel Nufenen
Hotel Nufenen
Ulrichen
Hotel Furka
Hotel Furka
Oberwald
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Bookable offers

Sbrinz-Route: 3 Pässe - ein Erlebnis
Sbrinz-Route: 3 Pässe - ein Erlebnis
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Places

Grimselpass
Grimselpass
Guttannen
Guttannen
Ulrichen
Ulrichen
Obergesteln
Obergesteln
Oberwald
Oberwald
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Places of interest

Gelmerbahn
Gelmerbahn
Grimsel Pass trade route
Grimsel Pass trade route
Technology and nature on Lake Grimsel
Technology and nature on Lake Grimsel
Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization