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From the Simmen Falls to the Siebenbrunnen waterfall

Hiking Trail · Bernese Oberland
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  • Siebenbrunnen.
    Siebenbrunnen.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
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easy
Distance 5.5 km
2:00 h
307 m
307 m
1,412 m
1,105 m
This refreshing hike is perfect for a nice summer's day. You will get a few drops of spray from the Simmen Falls in your face as you walk up to the Siebenbrunnen waterfall, the source of the river Simme.

Water has always been the defining element in the Simmental. Its numerous springs and lakes are regarded as places of reinvigoration and tranquillity, or simply as beautiful destinations for excursions. On the Rezliberg, above Lenk, the "Siebenbrunnen" waterfall shoots out of rocks at the foot of a mighty limestone wall. This multi-stream water jet, also called "Bi de Sibe Brünne", is the source of the Simme and gives the Simmental its name. Johann Gottfried Ebel wrote: "There are not precisely seven, but far more springs that gush out from the bare wall face under a cross of green bushes, foaming white and in such abundance that, right at the foot of the rock, they form a considerable stream which is called the Siebne or Simme from which the long valley took its name." In summer, up to 2,800 litres of water flow over the rocks every second. Not far beyond that, all this water coalesces to form the Simmen Falls which thunders down into the valley in several cascades. A beautiful hiking

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Publisher Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
Der «Tourenplaner Schweiz» ist ein Produkt der Zeitschrift «Wandermagazin Schweiz». Das Magazin erscheint achtmal jährlich. Wir entführen unsere Leserinnen und Leser in neue Regionen, zeigen die Perlen der Schweiz und erzählen Geschichten von Land und Leuten. In jeder Ausgabe finden Sie Wandertipps, Reportagen, Fotostrecken, Rezepte, Produkteinfos und das Neueste aus der Wanderwelt. Die aktuelle Ausgabe ist am Kiosk und beim Verlag erhältlich.
Profile picture of Jochen Ihle Author Jochen Ihle 
Jochen Ihle (1962) ist Redaktionsleiter beim Wandermagazin SCHWEIZ. Er ist berufsmässig das ganze Jahr über in den Bergen unterwegs und Autor zahlreicher Wanderbücher.

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