40 ViaSprinz
40 ViaSprinz

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ViaSbrinz

Stage 4, Guttannen–Obergesteln

Route report
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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
1500 m | 1200 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.
Saving metres in altitude
There is a bus between Innertkirchen, Grimseltor and Oberwald.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Obergesteln
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Construction work: Grimsel Hospiz / Spittallamm
Duration
01.06.2019 - 01.11.2022
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
01.06.2019 - 01.11.2022
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

Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the canton.
Berner Wanderwege
Nordring 8
1303 Bern
info@bernerwanderwege.ch
www.bernerwanderwege.ch

Services

Accommodation

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

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

Guttannen
Guttannen
Grimselpass
Grimselpass
Oberwald
Oberwald
Obergesteln
Obergesteln
Ulrichen
Ulrichen
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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