Stechelberg - Oberhorn lake in the UNESCO aerea



8.33 km long
Hiking Trail

Impressive mountain ranges, rustic valleys and the largest contiguous glacier area in the Alps. Hiking in UNESCO's World Heritage Site is presented in exactly the same way.

Gentle climb along good footpath to Trachsellauenen (1201 m) and then continue on the left side of the valley high above the Ammerta to Hotel Tschingelhorn (1680 m) and on to Hotel Obersteinberg (1778 m). From here onwards a narrow footpath takes you to the Oberhorn lake (2066 m), a jewel that holds a particular attraction.

Mountain hotels: Trachsellauenen,Tschingelhorn and Obersteinberg.
Alpine farms offering refreshments on Oberhorn, Holdrifälle.

Partly very narrow footpaths. Route A is a demanding walk.

See also
Lauterbrunnen Tourismus
3822 Lauterbrunnen
+41 33 856 85 68
[email protected]



Stechelberg - Obersteinberg - Oberhornsee

Safety guidelines


  • The solar radiation is increased in the mountains. Sunscreen with a high protection factor, a sun hat and sunglasses with UV protection should definitely be carried in your luggage.

  • Also in summer and when the "starting weather" is fine, warm clothing and a raincoat should be included. The layer principle with different layers of clothing is recommended.

  • Charged mobile phone

  • Pocket pharmacy

  • Food and drinks


Visit of the Berghotel Obersteinberg


Mit dem Auto von Basel/Zürich/Genf über Bern oder Luzern/Brünigpass. Dieser ist Sommer und Winter offen. Von Süden führt die Anreise via Grimsel- oder Sustenpass (nur im Sommer) oder Simplonpass und anschliessend Lötschberg-Autoverlad in die Region.

Anreise nach Stechelberg 

Parkhaus Lauterbrunnen oder der ungedeckte Parkplatz bei der Schilthornbahn in Stechelberg. Das Parkhaus Lauterbrunnen kann online reserviert werden. Die Tarife vom Parkplatz in Stechelberg finden Sie hier.

Public transit

Dank der zentralen Lage in Europa wird die Schweiz von über 12 Ländern mit Internationalen Zügen bedient. Innerhalb der Schweiz fahren Intercity-Züge von Basel und Luzern direkt in die Jungfrau Region. Reisende ab Zürich steigen in Bern um. Die Züge verkehren im Halbstundentakt.

Ticketkauf Jungfrau Region 

Fahrplan und Ticketkauf SBB 


Landeskarte Nr. 1248 Mürren Massstab 1:25‘000

Additional information


tour facts
start: Stechelberg, Lauterbrunnen
destination: Oberhornsee


04:00:00 h

8.33 km

1,243 m

91 m

911 m

2,065 m

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