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AlpnessTrail stage 7, Wildhornhütte-Lauenen

Long Distance Hiking · Bernese Oberland
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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 12.6 km
4:05 h
135 m
1,198 m
2,383 m
1,236 m
Mountain romance

Having boosted our energy levels after the hearty breakfast, we hike through Al­pine terrain to the Hängstesprung (rocky ledge). There we enjoy the impressive views extending over the Saanenland to­wards the Vaud and Fribourg Alps. We de­scend to the Tungel Pass via a well-secu­red escarpment. The high plateaus of the Stieretungel and Chüetungel Alps open up in front of us. Via steep zigzag mountain roads along the imposing Tungelschuss Waterfall, we then reach the well-known Lake Lauenen. The idyllic lake features in the famous rock ballad by Swiss-German rock band Span. After boosting our ener­gy levels in Restaurant Lauenensee, we continue past wooden sculptures down to the Rohr Mire. Here you still see „Trisch­ten“ (hay staked in layers around a woo­den pole) and then we arrive in the cosy village of Lauenen.

 

Highlights

  • Gentle descent over the high plateau of Mt. Chüetungel
  • A refreshing swim in Lake Lauenen
  • Discover the traditional custom of divi­ding up cuttings from low-bog mires on Lake Lauenen
  • Mire landscape with Trischten in the Lauenen Rohr Mire

Host at the stage finish: www.wildhorn.ch / www.alpenland.ch

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Destination Gstaad
Update: April 26, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,383 m
Lowest point
1,236 m
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Track types

Asphalt 13.12%Dirt road 1.20%Forested/wild trail 7.95%Path 73.50%Road 4.20%
Asphalt
1.7 km
Dirt road
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
1 km
Path
9.3 km
Road
0.5 km
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Rest stops

Wildhornhütte SAC
Berggasthof Stierentungel
Restaurant Lauenensee

Safety information

The section Hängstesprung requires a head for heights.

Tips and hints

www.alpnesstrail.ch

Start

Wildhornhütte (2,304 m)
Coordinates:
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2'596'106E 1'136'422N
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46.379157, 7.388025
DMS
46°22'45.0"N 7°23'16.9"E
UTM
32T 376037 5137438
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Destination

Lauenen

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Getting there

The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey.

 

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'596'106E 1'136'422N
DD
46.379157, 7.388025
DMS
46°22'45.0"N 7°23'16.9"E
UTM
32T 376037 5137438
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.6 km
Duration
4:05 h
Ascent
135 m
Descent
1,198 m
Highest point
2,383 m
Lowest point
1,236 m
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