Seven springs feed the Simme, a 55km-long river in the Bernese Oberland that flows into Lake Thun at Wimmis. The waterfalls that cascade over rocks several metres high are also well worth a visit.
The Simme River flows through the eponymous valley in the Bernese Oberland from Lenk to Wimmis near Spiez. The Simmen source bubbles from a mighty limestone wall and is composed of the meltwater of the glacier which is located between Wildstrubel and Rohrbachstein. Forming the shape of a 30-meter wide fan, the water gushes out of seven springs from slits in the rocks on the Rezliberg .
Below the Alp, the river forms the 200-meter-high Simmen Falls. The meltwater rapidly flows over and down rocks that are several meters high, gathering a lot of force in the process. A small footpath leads along the water. It is however safer to view the spraying water from the Barbara Bridge.
The Simmen Falls are discovered at a distance of five kilometers behind family-friendly Lenk in the Simmen Valley.
2 to 4 hours (half day)
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10 to 13 years, 14+ years