AlpnessTrail stage 5, Simmenfälle - Iffigenalp
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG Verified partner Explorers Choice
Sibe Brünne, die Quelle der SimmePhoto: Lenk-Simmental Tourismus, Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG
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.
- 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
Rest stopsRestaurant Simmefäll - Lenk
Tips and hintswww.alpnesstrail.ch
Public-transport-friendlyArrival by train to Lenk. From there on by bus to the Simmenfälle. SBB timetable.
Book recommendations for this region:
- 5 Waypoints
- 5 Waypoints
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