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View from Wiler Vorsass to the Oberland Fjord

Brüniger Älpeli in the morning light

Haslital Tourismus
CH - 3860 Meiringen
+41 33 972 50 50
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The Wiler Vorsass offers a magnificent view of Lake Brienz. The circular hike from the Brünig Pass also passes the Brüniger Älpeli, a scenic gem.

From the Kulm inn on the west side of the Brünig Pass, the trail leads via Totzweg huts up to the Wiler Vorsass. The southwest-facing viewing balcony affords a magnificent view of Lake Brienz, which stretches like a Nordic fjord between the Rothorn and Faulhorn ranges.A narrow path leads down to Schäri. The Stafel is part of the Brüniger Älpeli. The pastureland below the Schäriwald, which you cross on the way back to the Brünig Pass, is also part of the alpine area. The alp has a high ecological diversity with many mountain flowers, orchids and woolly grasses. The Brüniger Älpeli is almost entirely surrounded by forest, which means a lot of effort for the alpine cooperative to contain the bush encroachment. Due to their services to the preservation of this gem, the farmers were honoured with the Cultural Landscape Award of the Oberland-Ost region in 2020.

Difficulty
Moderate
Distance
6.33km
Duration
2 hours, 30 minutes
Ascent
450 vm
Descent
450 vm
Starting Point
Brünig-Hasliberg
Ending Point
Brünig-Hasliberg
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Details

Difficulty
Moderate
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1418m1002m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

From bric-a-brac to valuable antiques, the Brockenhaus on the Brünig Pass has everything a collector's heart could desire.

Equipment

  • The sun's rays are particularly intense in the mountains. Sun cream with a high protection factor, a sun hat and sunglasses with UV protection should therefore be part of your luggage.
  • Even in summer and in good "starting weather", warm clothing and rain protection are part of the equipment. The onion principle with several layers of clothing is recommended.
  • Day hiking backpack with rain cover
  • Sturdy and comfortable shoes
  • Clothing adapted to the weather and hard-wearing (onion principle)
  • Charged mobile phone
  • Pocket pharmacy
  • Drinks and catering
  • Pocket knife

Bergwandern.ch equipment

Safety Guidelines

  • Regularly check the location and compare it with the schedule. In this way, alternatives, shortcuts, demolition, etc. can be considered in good time.
  • In the event of bad weather, turn back in good time or seek shelter. If thunderclouds are gathering, it is advisable to abort the tour as soon as possible.
  • Do not leave the marked paths. Stay on the official hiking trails even if trails look like shortcuts. Some of these paths are not maintained and can end in a dead end.
  • Lost? Stay together as a group and return to the last known point. Wait for better visibility or call for help.
  • Plan enough time and energy reserves for the descent.
  • Slow down and take breaks.
  • Steep grass, scree and snow slopes are safer to tackle on the ascent than on the descent.
  • For the descent, choose the easier option or take the train down to the valley.
  • Avoid herds of cattle calmly and at a sufficient distance. Keep dogs on a leash.
  • In encounters with guard dogs, the following applies: Remain calm so that the dog realises that you are not a danger to the herd. Keep a generous distance from the herd.
  • Allow mountain bikers to pass without obstructing their ride unnecessarily.

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Directions

Starting Point

Brünig-Hasliberg

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.757751 N 8.138742 E

Ending Point

Brünig-Hasliberg

Getting There

Public transport

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

From Interlaken and Lucerne we travel comfortably on the Zentralbahn panorama trains directly to Meiringen. From Brünig-Hasliberg we have several post bus connections at our disposal.

Timetable & Ticket Shop SBB

Getting there

From Basel and Geneva, the fastest route to the Jungfrau Region is via Bern. From Zurich, the route via Lucerne and the Brünig Pass is recommended. The pass is open all year round.

From the south, travel to the Jungfrau Region via the Grimsel or Susten Pass. Both passes are only open in summer. An alternative is the Simplon Pass with subsequent car transport through the Lötschberg tunnel.

Arrival Meiringen

Parking

The municipality of Meiringen has 835 public parking spaces in the village centre and at the valley station of the Meiringen-Hasliberg cable cars. A large multi-storey car park is located in Hasliberg-Wasserwendi directly by the gondola lift to Käserstatt.

Haslital Tourismus
CH - 3860 Meiringen
+41 33 972 50 50
haslital.swiss
info@haslital.swiss

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