Box trail «Büchsewäg» Grimmialp

Short facts

  • start: Schwenden Chapel car park
  • destination: Egg
  • easy
  • 0,67 km
  • 30 minutes
  • 51 m
  • 1231 m
  • 1180 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 10 / 100

best season

Light-filled winter moments on the «Büchsewäg» on Grimmialp.

The path from the chapel car park to Egg is illuminated with over 250 artistically punched cans. From the 1st Sunday of Advent until the end of February, it invites you to take an evening stroll on the Grimmialp. Every single box has been lovingly made by hand. It is worth taking enough time to marvel!

General information


From the chapel car park, the «Büchsewäg» leads up to the Schwenden chapel. Just follow the luminous boxes – that way you can't miss the path. The path is not a circular route. On the way back, however, you are sure to discover many more subjects that you overlooked on the way there. 

Safety Guidelines

The «Büchsewäg» is prepared. Nevertheless, it can be slippery depending on the weather. Good shoes and warm winter clothing are essential for a winter walk.


The «Büchsewäg» was created on the initiative of the «Büchse-froue». If you would like to support the project to cover the costs, you are very welcome to put a contribution in the boxes provided on site or transfer something via Twint (you will find information on this directly on the way). 

Getting there

Motorway A6 Bern direction Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluhtunnel turn left direction Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtal road into the valley for 19 km in the direction of Schwenden, Grimmialp. 


Parking is available directly at the starting point at the chapel car park.

Public transit

By train to Oey-Diemtigen. Then take the post bus to the stop «Schwenden i.D., Fildrichbrücke». Follow the road in the direction of Grimmialp until you reach the Kapelle car park (walk on the right-hand side of the road and pay attention to the traffic). The starting point of the winter hiking trail is right next to the car park.

Additional Information

Diemtigtal Nature Park
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
Phone 033 681 26 06
[email protected]


  • Path (36%)
  • Asphalt Coating (43%)
  • Hiking Trail (21%)


This tour is presented by: Naturpark Diemtigtal, Author: Rahel Mazenauer

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