Grimmimutz adventure trail

Short facts

  • start: Senggiweid (Grimmialp), Schwenden
  • destination: Senggiweid (Grimmialp), Schwenden
  • easy
  • 4,14 km
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 186 m
  • 1410 m
  • 1224 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

A circular trail with several stations where you can play and have fun has been created based on the children’s story about the adventures of the Waldmandli Grimmimutz (a mythical forest dweller called Grimmimutz) and the evil Pepper Witch written and illustrated by Peter Zahnd. The activity stations are in German.

Children read the story about Grimmimutz (the story is written in German only) along the walk, play at various stations and discover nature. Cook a typical Swiss sausage, such as the Cervelat, on one of the barbecue sites along the path.

Grimmimutz is one of a kind, a good-natured soul, who calls the area of Grimmialp his home. He loves nothing more than peace and nature. However, life is not always easy, and his evil neighbour disturbs the peaceful atmosphere. But Grimmimutz is not alone. The giant Spillgert is his loyal friend, and together they help the locals to fight against the evil intentions and pranks of the Pepper Witch and her husband Lothar.

Natural experience for children
The various activity stations are created for children. Whilst hiking, they’ll have fun learning how to respect nature, and their feet will almost walk on their own. Did you catch a glimpse of Grimmimutz’ grey hair glimmering behind a gnarled rootstock? You won’t be able to miss the huge Spillgerte, the enchanted giant of the story, at the back of the valley.

General information


After a few metres you’ll reach the big Memory game where you can test your memory skills by matching images from the story. The «Senggibach» (Senggi stream) meanders along the path. Who’ll be the first one to spot trout in the crystal-clear water? Further back the atmosphere becomes magical, and with the tool provided you’ll create your own wand.

Near the «Maadbrücke» (Maad bridge) you’ll fly on the «Hexenflug» (witch flight) downhill like a witch on her broom. How exciting! After a short ascent, you’ll reach the «Mutzenstube» log cabin. The lucky one who draws the best Grimmimutz and solves the mystery a little bit further down the way wins the yearly contest. The next activity station is called «Hexe entzaubern» (remove the witch’s powers). Who can remove the witch’s powers without being discovered? At the next activity station, the giant Spillgert hits the witch with a fir tree. Who has the best shot and can hit her with a pine cone? We recommend collecting pine cones along the way so you’ll have enough ammunition when you arrive at the activity station.

After the Pepper Witch had turned the giant Spillgert into a mountain, Grimmimutz built a fountain to catch all the giant’s tears. At this fountain you can quench your thirst with Spillgert’s tears. Just before the descent you’ll arrive at the «Sennenkegelbahn» (bowling alley of alpine herdsmen and dairymen). Who will manage it to knock down all the skittles with the wooden ball in one shot? This is a hobby that alpine herdsmen and dairymen discovered a long time ago. They used to build their bowling alley out of wood too, just like the Sennenkegelbahn.

There’s just one more activity to master before going back down to the starting point: Clambering up the climbing wall where you can improve your climbing skills. Once you come back down, you’ll see the wooden water game. There you can play happily with water and observe how water flows. Where does it come from, where does it go to?

Safety Guidelines

The path to the Mutzenstube log cabin is pushchair-friendly. If you have a pushchair with you, take the shortcut from the log cabin back to the starting point.

  • Good shoes
  • Clothing adapted to the weather conditions (protection from sun/rain)
  • Enough food and drinks for the trip

At the starting point is an InfoPoint with a small kiosk. Here on weekends and in fine weather you can buy Grimmimutz merchandise and delicious snacks.

Getting there

Motorway A6 Bern towards Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluh tunnel turn left towards Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtalstrasse into the valley for 19 km towards Schwenden, Grimmialp.


Parking spaces are located directly at the starting point of the adventure trail (fees apply).

Public transit

Leave the train at Oey-Diemtigen railway station and take the PostBus to the final stop «Schwenden i.D., Grimmialp». You’ll reach Senggiweid, the starting point of the adventure trail, after a short walk (approx. 5 minutes). 

Additional Information

A flyer (in German only) including a map of the adventure trail and activity stations is available at the Nature Park tourist office.

Diemtigtal Nature Park
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
Phone 0041 33 681 26 06
[email protected]

Opening hours
Mid-June until end of October

Infopoint: open on weekends in fine weather. Here you can get information about Grimmimutz, and Grimmimutz merchandise, ice cream, snacks, drinks and regional products are also available.

Important to know: Grimmimutz information and merchandise is available in German only.

Open or closed?
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  • Adults + children (per person) CHF 3
  • Schools + groups CHF 20

Grimmimutz articles (available in German only)

  • Book «Der Grimmimutz und die Pfefferhexe»
    (Grimmimutz and the Pepper Witch) CHF 28
  • Book «Der Grimmimutz in der Hexengrube»
    (Grimmimutz in the witch's den) CHF 28
  • Book «Grimmimutz Gutenachtgeschichten»
    (Grimmimutz bedtime stories) CHF 28
  • Book «Grimmimutz und der Zauber der Gedanken»
    (Grimmimutz and the charm of thoughts) CHF 28
  • CD of the Grimmimutz story «Der Grimmimutz» CHF 20
  • Grimmimutz cap for children (blue) CHF 9
  • Grimmimutz soap bubble game CHF 3

All merchandise is available at the Infopoint (kiosk) at the starting point, at Restaurant Eggli, at the Burelädeli (local farmer shop), and at the Diemtigtal Nature park tourist office.

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  • Path (36%)
  • Crushed Rock (4%)
  • Asphalt Coating (7%)


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

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