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.
- 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
Getting thereThe 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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Book recommendations for this region:
- 3 Waypoints
- 3 Waypoints