Niesen and Stockhorn in view


Zimmerwald: Miawara

Zimmerwald: Miawara

The walk from Thun to Wattenwil leads in a wide sweep first along Lake Thun and then through an undulating area across into the Gürbetal valley. There are fantastic views of the mountains of the Bernese Oberland all along the way. At first, your gaze is drawn to the Niesen, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, with the lake glittering in the sunshine in the foreground. Later, the walk is dominated by the rocky dome of the Stockhorn. In the area between Thun and the Stockhorn range is a string of little or even tiny lakes that are popular tourist spots, especially at weekends.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Thun station
End of tour: Bären bus-stop, Wattenwil
Access starting point: Trains from Berne, Zurich, Biel/Bienne, Interlaken, Basle, Brig
Access point of arrival: Trains to Berne or Thun
Technical requirements: Easy
Physical fitness: Easy
Total altitude meters: Approx. 120 m
Hiking time: 4 hrs. 30 min.
Season: January to December
Gastronomy: Thun, Gwatt, Amsoldingen, Allmid, Wattenwil
Overnight: Thun
Various: Views of Lake Thun and the mountains, the church in Amsoldingen


Thun - Gwatt - Amsoldingen - Uebeschi - Geistsee - Wattenwil

The brown signs for the Jakobsweg show the way for the whole route. Thefirst part of the walk leads along the bank of Lake Thun to Gwatt. Thenyou go over a hill to the Stockental valley. Finally, the route takesyou past lakes and little hamlets to Wattenwil.


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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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