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Gadmertal

Winter Hiking · Bernese Oberland
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An easy hike on a well-maintained hiking trail through the enchanting winter landscape of the Gadmer Valley.
easy
Distance 2.5 km
1:00 h
58 m
0 m
1,209 m
1,148 m
The perfect route for hikers who like idyllic winter landscapes. The well-maintained winter hiking trail goes from Fuhren to Obermad via Gadmen and is an easy walk with good footwear.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy a nice lunch or dinner at the Hotel Restaurant Urweider.
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1,209 m
Lowest point
1,148 m
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Safety information

  • After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.

Tips and hints

Start

Fuhren, Station (ca. 1205 m ü. M.) (1,148 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'668'299E 1'175'720N
DD
46.729179, 8.332142
DMS
46°43'45.0"N 8°19'55.7"E
UTM
32T 448969 5175286
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Destination

Obermad (ca. 1205 m ü. M.)

Turn-by-turn directions

Fuhren - Gadmen – Obermad

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

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Getting there

Car: There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

Journey to Gadmen 

 

Parking

If you want more flexibility, drive to Meiringen or Innertkirchen and park the car in a public car park. From there, you can take the Meiringen-Innertkirchen train and the PostBus (Grimseltor exit) to Gadmen. 

The town of Meiringen has 835 public parking spaces in the village centre and at the valley station of the Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg. All parking spaces are regulated daily (Sundays too) by parking meters from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm. The exception is the Casino AEH (car park) which is operated around the clock.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'668'299E 1'175'720N
DD
46.729179, 8.332142
DMS
46°43'45.0"N 8°19'55.7"E
UTM
32T 448969 5175286
w3w 
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Equipment

  • The sun’s rays are more intense in the mountains. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen with a high protection factor, a hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • We recommend bringing warm clothing and rain gear even in summer and in good weather in winter. We recommend layering your clothing.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole
  • Drinks and snacks
  • If available: hiking sticks

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.5 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
58 m
Highest point
1,209 m
Lowest point
1,148 m
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