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Saxeten Trail

Short facts

  • start: Saxeten, Skipintli
  • destination: Saxeten, Skipintli
  • easy
  • 3,07 km
  • 2 hours
  • 140 m
  • 1251 m
  • 1119 m
  • 20 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Experience nature and relaxation in the untouched Saxettal valley, surrounded by the Schwalmere, Bällenhöchst and Morgenberghorn peaks, in the distance enchanting Lake Brienz. Hike from this traffic-free mountain village into the funnel-shaped high valley, the source of Interlaken’s drinking water.

The route starts at the Skipintli Restaurant in the Innerfeld district of Saxeten. It begins with a climb to the bridge traversing the Brandgraben ditch. Before crossing the bridge, it is well worth looking back at the emerald-green waters of Lake Brienz if the weather is fine. Descend in a zigzag fashion (or directly if you are brave enough), over two small ditches to another ascent to the ‘Seilere’ – a former dwelling with livestock shed. The highest point of the trail is just above here.

 

Take a break to admire the idyllic, snow-covered mountain stream during the descent to the Renggrabenbach. Continue over the purposely-built bridge – a short ascent later, fantastic views open up of the snow-blanketed Allmend and the impressive Schwalmere, Saxeten’s local peak. The hike continues over the Allmend and past the ‘Glühweinbar’ in Balmer’s Hexenhäuschen in Chalberboden, where hungry snowshoe hikers will find sustenance. From there, the trail follows the same route to the ‘Seilere’, turns right and descends alongside a natural stone wall to the sledge run. Cross it and make your way towards the wild and unspoilt Saxetbach stream before ascending to the starting point at the Skipintli. (SwitzerlandMobility)

General information

Safety Guidelines

This route is signposted as a snowshoe route, however it does not receive additional grooming. Please check the snow and avalanche warnings before you set out!

Equipment

We recommend the following items: Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots, light to medium rucksack, protection against the cold, sun protection, hiking poles, first-aid kit, snacks, tea in a thermos flask, mobile phone.

Tip

Besuchen Sie das Skipintli und die coole Glühweinbar!

Getting there

Mit dem Auto via Wilderswil nach Saxeten

Parking

Parkplätze beim Restaurant Skipintli

Public transit

Hin- und Rückreise: Mit dem Zug nach Interlaken und anschliessend per Bus nach Saxeten.

Literature

Gratisbroschüre Auf grossem Fuss der Berner Wanderwege. Bestellen via [email protected]

Maps

Swisstopo Landeskarte 1228 Lauterbrunnen, 1:25'000

Additional Information

Tourist Information Wilderswil, 033 822 84 55 oder [email protected]

Weather

This tour is presented by: Berner Wanderwege, Author: Markus Schluep

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