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AlpnessTrail stage 5, Simmenfälle - Iffigenalp

Long Distance Hiking · Obersimmental
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  • Sibe Brünne, die Quelle der Simme
    Sibe Brünne, die Quelle der Simme
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Thanks to the AlpnessTrail, people who enjoy long hikes have access to a circular trail with 13 stages passing through the Saanenland and Obersimmental Alps.
moderate
Distance 8.3 km
3:13 h
797 m
317 m
1,858 m
1,106 m
Wonderful water worlds.

The day starts with a climb near the spraying Simmen Falls to the Barbara Bridge. Torrents of water fall down here via several cascades before crashing over rock and spraying the surrounding area with a fine mist. The windy trail leads up through the forest. Deep clefts which the River Simme has eaten into the rock are clearly visible. Once we arrive at Alp Rezliberg, we have reached the source of the River Simme. At the foot of the mighty limestone cliff, the River Simme becomes a white, foamy river. In summer, up to 2,800 litres a second flow over the seven springs, called Siebenbrünnen. The trail continues over Alpine meadows, past Alpine herdsmen‘s huts and up to Langermatte (the meadow where the Lenk women once famously put the Valais attackers to flight). Iffigenalp is now within quick reach.

Highlights:

  • Spraying Simmen Falls due to melting snow, especially at the Barbara Bridge
  • «Sibe Brünne», source of the Simme. A beauty of nature!
  • Guided tour of the Alp Rätzliberg cheese dairy: Tel. +41 77 457 40 42
  • Optional climb up Mt. Oberlaubhorn (1,999 m. a.s.l.) from Langermatte. Offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Wildstrubel Massif and the village of Lenk.

Host at the stage finish: Berghaus Iffigenalp

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Lenk-Simmental Tourismus
Update: March 12, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,858 m
Lowest point
1,106 m
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Track types

Asphalt 7.19%Forested/wild trail 58.78%Path 34.02%
Asphalt
0.6 km
Forested/wild trail
4.9 km
Path
2.8 km
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Rest stops

Restaurant Simmefäll - Lenk
Restaurant Iffigenalp
Bergrestaurant Siebenbrunnen

Tips and hints

www.alpnesstrail.ch

Start

Simmenfälle (1,105 m)
Coordinates:
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2'602'904E 1'141'734N
DD
46.426944, 7.476422
DMS
46°25'37.0"N 7°28'35.1"E
UTM
32T 382937 5142613
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Destination

Iffigenalp

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Arrival by train to Lenk. From there on by bus to the Simmenfälle. SBB timetable.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'602'904E 1'141'734N
DD
46.426944, 7.476422
DMS
46°25'37.0"N 7°28'35.1"E
UTM
32T 382937 5142613
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.3 km
Duration
3:13 h
Ascent
797 m
Descent
317 m
Highest point
1,858 m
Lowest point
1,106 m
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