Farnihubel Trail



2.33 km long
Hiking Trail
This circular route leads to the Farnihubel viewpoint, with a wonderful view of the small fishing village of Iseltwald, its bay and Seeburg Castle at the bottom of the peninsula.

Follow the orange sign No. 3 marked “Farnihubelweg”. The Farnihubel Trail starts at Iseltwald village square. From here, it’s a leisurely walk along the lakeside path before a steep climb up to the top of the Giessbach Trail. The trail then winds through the forest alongside the cliffs. A variety of fern species grow here, which is how the area got its name (“Farn” is the German word for “fern”). Upon reaching the Farnihubel viewpoint, you are greeted by a magnificent view of turquoise Lake Brienz and the striking Seeburg Castle at the bottom of the peninsula. You return to the village through the forest via the upper trail.




From Iseltwald village square, you follow the orange sign No. 3 marked “Farnihubelweg”.

Iseltwald village square – Lakeside path – Farnihubel – Iseltwald village square


Equipment appropriate to the weather and sturdy footwear.


Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the forest at the Farnihubel cliffs: An inviting spot to take a moment and enjoy the view in full.


Highway on the A8 to the Iseltwald exit
Paid parking at the entrance to the village, "Parkplatz Mühle"

Public transit

Take the train to Interlaken Ost, then bus (line 103) to Iseltwald village. The bus runs every hour. Alternatively, in summer, arrive by boat from Interlaken Ost or Brienz.

Additional information

Want to discover yet more hiking trails?

Learn more about the various hiking opportunities in the Bernese Oberland.


Bönigen-Iseltwald Tourismus

Seestrasse 6

3806 Bönigen

Phone: +41 33 822 29 58

[email protected] 



Interlaken Tourismus

Marktgasse 13

800 Interlaken

Phone: +41 33 826 53 00

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tour facts
start: Iseltwald village square
destination: Iseltwald village square


00:45:00 h

2.33 km

58 m

37 m

564 m

608 m

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