Box trail «Büchsewäg» Grimmialp



668 m long
difficulty: easy
Winter Hiking
  • 00:30 h
  • 51 m
  • 1 m
  • 1,180 m
  • 1,231 m
  • 51 m
  • 668 m
  • start: Schwenden Chapel car park
  • destination: Egg
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. It invites you to take an evening stroll on Grimmialp from the 1st Sunday in Advent to 15 March 2024 from dusk until 10 pm. Every single box has been lovingly made by hand. It is worth taking enough time to marvel!

Every Friday, a snack bar with simple food and hot drinks awaits guests along the trail. The snack bar serves a soup of the day, Cheesbrätel, a Schnousi-Täller with cheese & sausage.  If ordered in advance, we also serve a delicious, spicy Grimmi fondue in a copper kettle on a wood fire (T 077 461 09 61, Combox/Whatsapp). Payment in cash or with TWINT.


Best season

depending on the weather


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. 


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.
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 033 552 26 00
[email protected] 


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). 

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.


Getting there
Box trail «Büchsewäg» Grimmialp