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Horizon Trail

Short facts

  • start: Meiringen, Alpentower (Planplatten)
  • destination: Engstlenalp
  • medium
  • 10,03 km
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 219 m
  • 2255 m
  • 1820 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

Horizontweg - Eine abwechslungsreiche Tagestour vom Alpen Tower nach Engstlenalp.

The hike begins with a panoramic gondola ride up to the Alpen tower. The fantastic 360° panoramic view far beyond the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland's High Alps never ceases to impress. From Planplatten via Balmeregghorn, the path winds along the mountain to Tannensee. Breathtaking views impress from the very first moment. From Tannalp below the Spycherflue, the path leads to Engstlenalp. The Engstlensee invites you to relax and refresh yourself. The return journey is enjoyed by post bus to Meiringen.

General information

Directions

Alpen tower - Balmeregghorn - Tannensee - Spycherflue - Engstlensee

Safety Guidelines
Equipment
  • 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 must be included. The layer principle with different layers of clothing is recommended.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • Pocket pharmacy
  • Beverages
Tip

Enjoy a hearty brunch in the panorama restaurant Alpen tower before the hike. 

Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

Parking

There is a public car park in Meiringen. Otherwise there are uncovered parking spaces throughout the village. There is a parking lot directly at the valley station of the Meiringen-Hasliberg cable car for CHF 5 per day. 

Public transit

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

Additional Information

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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