The place of power impresses with its wild character: a moor landscape, rare alpine flowers and the red ferruginous springs act as natural energy dispensers.
Earlier writings tell us that the healing properties of the springs at the rear of the Diemtigtal were also acknowledged by the seasonal workers of the Diemtigtal and their neighbours in the Simmental. High up on Grimmialp, approximately 2,000 metres above sea level, the crystal-clear spring rises from the stony ground at the foot of a colossal rock face.
The effect of the water
These wells have brought lasting healing of old ailments and new, fresh life to hundreds of people far beyond the borders of the valleys. Often even where all other help had failed. Summer after summer, in desperate cases also in winter, their water was fetched from the high alpine pastures with great difficulty in barrels and bottles. It had become customary to add bright red stones to the drinking water, supposedly to preserve its healing power, but certainly only to prove that the water had been drawn from the right sources.
If you don't want to descend, hike to the top station of the Grimmialpbergbahnen and take the chairlift back down to the valley (note operating times).
The circular hike is also possible in the opposite direction. The trail is marked with green route fields «Bergweg Kraftort Grimmiwasser».
- Hiking shoes
- Hiking sticks
- Weather-appropriate clothing, sun/rain protection
- Food and sufficient drinks for the trip
Diemtigtal Nature Park
Phone +41 33 552 26 00
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Grimmi mountain restaurant: mountain hut with hearty cuisine. Try a «Grimmi-Plättli» (alp cheese and dried meat) or the «Grimmi-Meringue».
Open from mid-June to mid-October, Fam. J. & I. Erb, phone +41 79 412 71 89