Hike to the Meienfall lake

Short facts

  • start: Gsässweid Inn (Springenboden), Horboden
  • destination: Gsässweid Inn (Springenboden), Horboden
  • medium
  • 13,25 km
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • 728 m
  • 1912 m
  • 1326 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

On this lake hike, it is not only the destination that is worthwhile: let yourself be surprised by the varied panorama along the way and enjoy the pure mountain air to the full.

Always accompanied by the tinkling of cowbells, you doubt that the small lake will appear with its fascinating turquoise-blue colour until the last few metres before your destination. So well hidden is the idyllic Meienfall lake off the beaten track in the Diemtigtal Nature Park. But the sight of the mountain lake exceeds all your expectations and impresses. How about a dip in the cool water on a hot day?

Even if you have to take the same way back as you did on the way up, the views will surprise you and offer variety. On the way, you will be joined by many an alpine dweller, because in summer it is not only the farmers' families who are at home here, but also their animals. You should therefore not shy away from encounters with cows and horses.

General information


Follow the trail from the Gsässweid Inn along the tarred road up to "Widbodme", where the route continues on a gravel path. Via "Under Mechlistall" you reach "Under Meiefall", from where the trail climbs to lake Meienfall. The trail is signposted as a mountain trail with yellow directional signs or trail markers.

Safety Guidelines

Your hike will take you through a variety of pastures - always keep your distance from the four-legged alp inhabitants. 

  • Mountain boots
  • Clothing appropriate to weather and temperature
  • Sun/rain protection
  • Food and sufficient drinks for the way

The perfect offline adventure: Leave your mobile phone alone today and treat yourself to a break from everyday life. But you still have to take a photo :-)

Getting there

Motorway A6 Bern in direction of Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluhtunnel turn left direction Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtal road into the valley for 8 km until Horboden. Turn left here and follow the signs for "Springenboden" (6 km).


Parking spaces are available directly at the Gsässweid Inn.

Public transit

By train to Oey-Diemtigen station (Spiez-Zweisimmen line). Continue by PostBus to the «Horboden, Chirel» stop. From here Springenboden can be reached on foot (1 h 40 min).

Additional Information

A hiking map is available from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office.

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


  • Street (15%)
  • Hiking Trail (27%)
  • Path (23%)
  • Crushed Rock (11%)
  • Asphalt Coating (24%)


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

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