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Crystal Trail Hike

A small crystal named Grims has been living in its crystal crack for centuries. Grims would now like to see something of the world and has but one goal: run away and discover nature.

A hike along the old trading route between the Historic Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz and the Hotel and Nature Resort Handeck takes you through some lovely terrain and also some of the most mineral rich.

ViaSbrinz: Grimsel Pass-Handegg mule track

On the old mule track from the Grimsel Pass to Handegg you walk through history - and the world of the Kraftwerke Oberhasli power company. Here they not only produce electricity but also memorable moments - many facilities are accessible, from the dam above the access tunnel to the works railway.

On the old mule track from the Grimsel Pass to Handegg you walk through history - and the world of the Kraftwerke Oberhasli power company. Here they not only produce electricity but also memorable moments – many facilities are accessible, from the dam above the access tunnel to the works railway.

Source of the Aare

The area of the Grimsel Pass marks the eastern boundary of the World Heritage Region. From the Grimsel Hospice on the mountain pass of the same name, a footpath leads along the north side of Lake Grimsel through an exciting moorland landscape to the Aare Glaciers. This is where the source of the Aare is to be found, which is of extraordinary importance as a water resource. The Unteraar Glacier is also regarded as the birthplace of glacier research.

The area of the Grimsel Pass marks the eastern boundary of the World Heritage Region. From the Grimsel Hospice on the mountain pass of the same name, a footpath leads along the north side of Lake Grimsel through an exciting moorland landscape to the Aare Glaciers.