Springenboden winter hiking trail



6.93 km long
Winter Hiking
The winter hiking trail leads you through forests and pastures covered deep in snow, high above the valley floor of the Diemtigtal Nature Park and offers you impressive views.

With the three variants of the winter hiking trail on Springenboden, you can shape your hike as you wish: The shortcut options via Ahorni or Neuenstift are ideal for shorter walks with little difference in altitude. The path via Alp Ottenschwand is rather demanding, but the ascent to 1500 m above sea level is rewarded with an impressive view of the rear Diemtigtal and the Simmental. Do you fancy something warm or would you like to enjoy the last rays of sunshine on a terrace? Back at the starting point, the restaurants are ideal for this.

Shortcut A "Ahorni": 3 km, 1 hour.
Shortcut B "Neuenstift": 5 km, 1.5 hrs.




Follow the winter hiking trail from Springenboden to Ahorni  before the trail climbs via Chüeweid, Neuenstift to Alp Ottenschwand. Far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you can enjoy an impressive panorama of the rear Diemtigtal and Simmental valleys. From Bärgli, you already start the descent back to the starting point.

Variante A: Branch off at Ahorni
Variante B: Branch off at Neuenstift

Safety guidelines

Be prepared for possible icy patches along the circular walk.


  • Sturdy shoes with non-slip soles

  • Clothing appropriate to the weather and temperature

  • Food and drinks for the road


It's worth taking a look at the Swiss wrestlers' pavilion: in addition to exciting portraits of the wrestling kings, you'll find a product fridge with Diemtigtaler specialities.


Motorway A6 Bern direction 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).
There is a large signposted car park between the Springenboden restaurant and the Gsässweid inn.

Public transit

By train to Oey-Diemtigen station (Spiez-Zweisimmen line). Continue by post bus to the «Horboden, Chirel» stop. From here Springenboden can only be reached on foot (approx. 1 hr. 30 min.). On request there is a transport service to Springenboden: Phone 079 616 90 45 / Phone 079 664 08 60 / Phone 079 669 31 14.

Additional information

The different variants of the winter hiking trail lead past a covered fireplace and a toilet (Kompotoi). Flyers with an overview map are available from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office.

Diemtigtal Nature Park
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
T 033 552 26 00
[email protected]

Open or closed? Find out in our > winter sports report


tour facts
start: Gsässweid Inn (Springenboden), Horboden
destination: Gsässweid Inn (Springenboden), Horboden


02:30:00 h

6.93 km

230 m

215 m

1,285 m

1,499 m

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