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Metschstand circular trail

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  • Der Speichersee Brenggen im Abendlicht
    Der Speichersee Brenggen im Abendlicht
    Photo: Lenk Bergbahnen, Lenk Bergbahnen
m 2100 2000 1900 4,0 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Mountainheart Hahnenmoospass Speichersee Hahnenmoos - Lenk Standhütte Mountain Cart Metsch Berghotel Hahnenmoospass
A tour rich in views around the Metschstand. Highlights of the circular hike are the view of the impressive mountain panorama of the Wildstrubel and the Plaine Morte glacier as well as the view of the turquoise-blue Brenggen reservoir.
easy
Distance 4.2 km
1:25 h
188 m
188 m
2,094 m
1,906 m

Even the ride on the ultra-modern 10-seater gondola lift from the valley floor to the Metschstand is like a panorama show with breathtaking mountain scenery. Crystal-clear air at the top at 2100 m above sea level, the Plaine Morte glacier in the direction of the Valais is almost at eye level. The approximately 80-minute round hike can be classified as easy and, above all, varied, despite the metres in altitude. Around the Metschstand, pleasure hikers have panoramic views and colourful meadows and pastures. Depending on the sunlight, the reservoir shines in Caribbean turquoise!

At the beginning, the trail leads away from the mountain station of the Stand-Xpress to the Bummerepass. Here you cross the municipal border between Lenk and Adelboden. On one side the view down into the Ammerte, on the other side the view over the Engstligental valley towards Adelboden. The trail passes the Blatti hut where you will also find a cosy bench with a sculpture of the famous Vogellisi.

The Caribbean-like reservoir in the Brenggenmäder then attracts all the attention. The view over the green upper Simmental has a special charm. It is then worth making a short detour to the Hahnenmoospass, where the mountain restaurant of the same name spoils its guests. On the way back, you pass the Brenggen reservoir before the trail makes a short loop over the Schattwy back towards Metsch. On the last section, the altitude metres of the descent are climbed again until the end point of the round tour is reached at the mountain station of the Stand-Xpress.

For those who like it fast, a mountain cart ride can be added afterwards: The safe and comfortable ride on the mountain cart rounds off the experience on the mountain wonderfully. Mountain cart route: Metschstand mountain station to Metsch middle station.

Author’s recommendation

The Metschstand is a popular launch site for paraglider pilots. The launch site is right next to the mountain station and the landing site is also right next to the valley station. So it's worth planning some time in case of flying weather to marvel at the paragliders taking off from the terrace of the stand hut.
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Lenk Bergbahnen
Update: June 21, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
2,094 m
Lowest point
1,906 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.06%Forested/wild trail 42.99%Path 56.94%
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0 km
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1.8 km
Path
2.4 km
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Rest stops

Standhütte
Berghotel Hahnenmoospass

Tips and hints

Gondelbahn Stand-Xpress (Lenk Bergbahnen): www.lenk-bergbahnen.ch

Berghaus Standhütte (Hüttenzauber): www.huettenzauber.ch

Berghotel Hahnenmoospass: www.hahnenmoos.ch

Mountain-Cart: www.lenk-bergbahnen.ch/mountain-cart

Start

Lenk, Metschstand; Top station 10-seater gondola Stand-Xpress (2,093 m)
Coordinates:
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2'604'311E 1'143'638N
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46.444064, 7.494744
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46°26'38.6"N 7°29'41.1"E
UTM
32T 384381 5144488
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Destination

Lenk, Metschstand; Top station 10-seater gondola Stand-Xpress

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Lenk, by bus to the "Rothenbach valley station" stop or on foot from the station, approx. 15-20 minutes. Subsequent ascent with the gondola lift approx. 15 minutes.

Getting there

Journey to the valley station.

Parking

Free parking at the valley station of the gondola lift.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'604'311E 1'143'638N
DD
46.444064, 7.494744
DMS
46°26'38.6"N 7°29'41.1"E
UTM
32T 384381 5144488
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.2 km
Duration
1:25 h
Ascent
188 m
Descent
188 m
Highest point
2,094 m
Lowest point
1,906 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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