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Tour description

This hike starts by crossing the BOB and Schynige Platte Railway tracks at Wilderswil station. The trail passes pretty timber chalets before it reaches the banks of the Lütschine. The old covered wooden bridge that spans the river boasts unexpectedly modern technology: when floodwaters threaten, it can be hydraulically raised by over a metre within a few minutes, increasing the river’s discharge capacity by 50 per cent. There are several historic buildings on the opposite bank. Together with the bridge, they make up a picturesque ensemble. The magnificent church with its spacious Romanesque nave and significant murals is flanked by the stately parsonage and the Gasthof Steinbock. Railway and nature: The «Bahn und Natur» (railway and nature) theme trail features 12 information panels explaining the interaction between rail technology and the environment and leads on a gentle ascent along the small lane up to Gsteigwiler village. After crossing the settlement area, the trail leads you alternately through woods and across meadows along a wide gravel path. Gently undulating, the trail continues deeper into the valley, offering picturesque views of the valley floor. In warm weather, you may see lizards scurrying across the dry stone walls lining the path. Now and then, a blue and yellow BOB train composition passes by on the nearby track. The village with two rivers; Continue the hike to Ried via Faltschen. Situated on the opposite side of the valley is the Chappelistutz wetland. This environmentally valuable area was considerably enhanced when the railway line was expanded. The destination of this hike, Zweilütschinen, is already within sight. This is where the Black and White Lütschine Rivers merge. The two rivers display striking differences in colour, caused by the types of bed load and sediment they carry. The arm flowing from the Lauterbrunnen Valley shimmers pale; the arm flowing from the Grindelwald Valley has a significantly darker appearance.


Easy trail.
Normal hiking gear.
Open all year round.

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Places along the route: Wilderswil - Gsteigwiler - Faltschen - Ried - Zweilütschinen


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Tour history (B06015)

First published: Mittwoch, 27. Januar 2016

Last updated: Donnerstag, 14. April 2016

Tour published by: Presented by www.jungfrau.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 5 km | Time requirement: 1¼ h
Ascent: 75 m | Descent: 15 m
Highest point: 666 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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Rail Info Interlaken
Höheweg 37
CH-3800 Interlaken
Telefon: +41 (0)33 828 72 33
Fax: +41 (0)33 828 72 60
E-Mail: info@jungfrau.ch
Internet: www.jungfrau.ch/rail-info