Summit hike Mäggisserhore

Short facts

  • start: "Hasenloch" car park, Springenboden
  • destination: "Hasenloch" car park, Springenboden
  • medium
  • 13,69 km
  • 5 hours
  • 1062 m
  • 2346 m
  • 1285 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

From Springenboden to Mäggisserhore: discover a true hiking gem on the Niesen chain

The impressive hike with the destination «peak of the Mäggisserhore» starts at the «Hasenloch» car park in Horboden. If you travel by public transport, the starting point can be reached on foot from the PostBus stop «Horboden, Chirel» in approx. 1 h 30 min. Although the hike begins on an asphalt road, the higher you climb, the more it unfolds as a true hiking gem.

From the alp «Hore», a steep dirt road leads to the alp «Ober Mechlistall». Past the picturesque lake «Mechlistallseeli», a clearly visible hiking trail leads further and further up to the summit of the Mäggisserhore. At the top, you have a breathtaking view of the Diemtigtal Nature Park, the Simmen and Kander valleys, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and the neighbouring Alpine peaks of the Bernese Oberland, which seem close enough to touch from up here.

General information


From the «Haseloch» car park, follow the road on foot, which leads up to the right to Springenboden and then straight on along the only asphalt road to the «Bärgli» alp. Here follow the road to the right in the direction of «Widbodmen» and «Hore». From the alp «Hore», a steep dirt road leads you in the direction of the alp «Mechlistall». Follow the natural road  until you reach the alp «Oberer Mechlistall». From here, a narrow hiking trail leads past the Mechlistallsee lake directly to the summit of the Mäggisserhore.

Safety Guidelines

Your hike takes you through a variety of pastures - always keep your distance from the four-legged alpine inhabitants. Especially on the last section of the hike you need a little head for heights.

  • Good mountain boots
  • Clothing appropriate to the weather and temperature
  • Sun/rain protection
  • Pocket pharmacy
  • Rucksack with food and enough drinks for the journey
  • Possibly walking sticks

Fancy a delicious snack after the hike? Visit one of the restaurants Gsässweid, Springenboden or Rothbad on the way back.

Getting there

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" to "Haseloch" (5.5 km).


Parking spaces are available directly at the Hasenloch car park or 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 the «Haseloch» can be reached on foot (1 h 30 min.).

Additional Information

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

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


  • Asphalt Coating (50%)
  • Hiking Trail (15%)
  • Path (35%)


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

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