Game watching hike

Short facts

  • start: Senggiweid (Grimmialp), Schwenden
  • destination: Senggiweid (Grimmialp), Schwenden
  • easy
  • 7,05 km
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 399 m
  • 1620 m
  • 1222 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Via a mountain path at the back of the valley, you reach the wildlife observation station on Alp Nidegg. Can you discover the chamois and ibex on the slopes of the Seehorn on the opposite side of the valley with a telescope?

The hike takes you through the habitat of many alpine animals. With a bit of luck, you will observe them during your ascent. In the game observation hut on Alp Nidegg, the ibex, chamois, golden eagle and black grouse introduce themselves and you learn interesting facts about these survival artists (in German only). Can you discover the ibex and chamois on the rocky slopes opposite with the telescope installed on site?

General information


The trail leads along the Grimmimutz adventure trail to its highest point in Nideggwald (pt. 1409). This is where the actual wildlife observation hike begins and leads you over Alp Nidegg to the wildlife observation station. The descent follows the mountain path over alpine pastures down into the valley and is an ideal conclusion to your circular hike. The trail is marked with white direction markers and a green route field. For the wildlife observation hike as such you need approx. 45 min. (1.5 km).

Other trail variants:
If you wish, you can hike back the same way from the wildlife observation station and return to the starting point via the Grimmimutz adventure trail.

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Clothing appropriate to the weather and temperature
  • Sun/rain protection
  • Rucksack with food and sufficient drinks for the journey
  • Binoculars if necessary

Haven't you had enough of our ibexes yet? Then we recommend the challenging day hike around the Seehore!

Getting there

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


Paid parking is available directly at the starting point.

Public transit

By train to Oey-Diemtigen. Then by post bus to the stop «Schwenden i.D., Grimmialp» (terminus). From here a short walk (approx. 5 min.) in the direction of the Grimmimutz adventure trail to the starting point Senggiweid.

Additional Information

An overview map with information is available from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office.

Diemtigtal Nature Park
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
Phone +41 33 681 26 06
[email protected]

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  • Street (21%)
  • Hiking Trail (71%)
  • Unknown (8%)


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

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