Alpine Culture Trail: architectural highlights in Simmental

Erlenbach i. S.

There are regions, where everything is just perfect: the landscape, the villages, the individual houses, the gardens. This is what you will enjoy when you go on the hiking trip from Oberwil to Erlenbach in Simmental valley. The hiking trail leads past magnificent farmhouses that are artistic masterpieces of carpentry.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Oberwil in Simmental Valley
Access starting point: Take the train from Spiez/Zweisimmen to Oberwil
Point of arrival: Erlenbach in Simmental
Access point of arrival: Erlenbach - Spiez/Zweisimmen by train
Hiking time: 03:30 h
Physical fitness: easy
Difficulty: easy
Season: March - October
Gastronomy: Restaurants in Oberwil, Weissenburg, Ringoldingen, Erlenbach
Overnight: Hotels in Oberwil, Ringoldingen, Erlenbach
Literature: Maps of Switzerland 1:25 000, page 1226 Boltigen, hiking map (Bernese hiking trails) 1:60 000 Saanenland - Simmental - Kandertal


Oberwil i.S. - Weissenburg - Ringoldingen - ErlenbachThis route is part of the culture trail of the Alps, described in Kulturweg Alpen, zu Fuss vom Lac Léman ins Val Müstair. Limmat Verlag, Naturfreunde Schweiz (Culture Trail Alps, at the Foot of Lac Léman, to Val Müstair Valley, Limmat Press, Naturfreunde Switzerland). This book is informative and useful, whether you are hiking large distances in one go or in stages.

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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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