Winterwanderweg Springenboden
Winterwanderweg Springenboden

Winter hiking

Winterwanderweg Springenboden

Springenboden–Springenboden

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Winterwanderweg Springenboden

The Springenboden winter hiking trail leads through snow-covered forests and meadows high above the valley floor of the Diemtigtal Nature Park. After an ascent, impressive views of the rear Diemtigtal and into the Simmental await.
This varied circular winter hiking trail on the home turf of Swiss wrestling champion Kilian Wenger starts at the car park of the Gasthaus Gsässweid at Springenboden (Horboden) and leads towards Alp Ottenschwand. The wide, mechanically-groomed and challenging trail ascends steadily to Neuenstift. The route traverses several snow-covered forested sections without marked ascents. Alp huts dotted throughout the landscape herald the next alp summer. The trail offers access to the Wildmoos snowshoe trail in several places, and the culmination point of this hike affords fantastic views of the surrounding mountains in the rear Diemtigtal and Simmental valleys. The winter hiking trail at Springenboden leads the hiker in no time into a secluded and peaceful environment far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Back at the starting point, winter hikers can warm themselves up over a hot beverage and a hearty meal at one of the mountain restaurants. At Gsässweid you will also find the Swiss Wrestlers’ Pavilion, which is open year-round and introduces the visitor to Switzerland’s national sport. The pavilion features a life-size wooden sculpture of wrestling champion Kilian Wenger and Arnold the prize bull, won by Wenger in 2010 in Frauenfeld. There is also an opportunity to purchase tasty local produce from the Diemtigtal Nature Park.
The Springenboden winter hiking trail leads through snow-covered forests and meadows high above the valley floor of the Diemtigtal Nature Park. After an ascent, impressive views of the rear Diemtigtal and into the Simmental await.
This varied circular winter hiking trail on the home turf of Swiss wrestling champion Kilian Wenger starts at the car park of the Gasthaus Gsässweid at Springenboden (Horboden) and leads towards Alp Ottenschwand. The wide, mechanically-groomed and challenging trail ascends steadily to Neuenstift. The route traverses several snow-covered forested sections without marked ascents. Alp huts dotted throughout the landscape herald the next alp summer. The trail offers access to the Wildmoos snowshoe trail in several places, and the culmination point of this hike affords fantastic views of the surrounding mountains in the rear Diemtigtal and Simmental valleys. The winter hiking trail at Springenboden leads the hiker in no time into a secluded and peaceful environment far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Back at the starting point, winter hikers can warm themselves up over a hot beverage and a hearty meal at one of the mountain restaurants. At Gsässweid you will also find the Swiss Wrestlers’ Pavilion, which is open year-round and introduces the visitor to Switzerland’s national sport. The pavilion features a life-size wooden sculpture of wrestling champion Kilian Wenger and Arnold the prize bull, won by Wenger in 2010 in Frauenfeld. There is also an opportunity to purchase tasty local produce from the Diemtigtal Nature Park.
7 km | 1 Stage
240 m | 240 m
2 h 15 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Horboden, Wirtschaft
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Season

Winter season
The winter season normally lasts from mid-December to mid-March, depending on snow conditions.
Snow report
Information on current snow conditions:
www.diemtigtal.ch

Signalization

Signposting direction
The route is only signposted in a clockwise direction.

Hints

Short cuts
Hikers preferring a short hike with little altitude difference can opt for the following short cuts: Ahorni (1 hour total hiking time, 70 metres altitude) and Neuenstift (1.5 hours total hiking time, 150 metres altitude).
Winter hiking in Swiss parks
This path is located in the Naturpark Diemtigtal.
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Contact

Naturpark Diemtigtal
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
Tel. +41 (0)33 681 26 06
info@diemtigtal.ch
www.diemtigtal.ch

Services

Places of interest

Diemtigtal Nature Park
Diemtigtal Nature Park
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