Distance 8 km
Duration 2 h 30 min
Ascent 480 m
On the right the rugged Schrattenfluh, on the left the Brienzer Rothorn range – your constant companions on this winter hike. This trail leaves from Kemmeriboden-Bad following the burgeoning Emme and then the Bärselbach to Salwideli.
Idyllic Kemmeriboden-Bad is situated near the source of the Emme. Discovered more than 200 years ago, this mineral spring is still used by the country inn. Up until the late 1980s it was a famous health resort sought out by people plagued by illness, but now it is a destination for day trippers who visit the canton for its famed meringue desserts (known well beyond the area) or to take a hike through the white winter splendor.
The trail initially runs alongside the burgeoning Emme. On cold days, parts of the river are frozen over, and the gorge carved out by the water is decorated with icicles. The trail then climbs up over the Schönisei and through a forest aisle to the Bärselbach. After this crossing it zigzags its way back toward Schibengütsch, which forms the southwestern end of the Schrattenfluh massif.
The region is dominated by rock faces that are steeped in legend. Its somewhat harsher landscape sets it apart from the rolling hills of the rest of the Emmental valley. Finally, head through snowy nature to the end point at Salwideli mountain guest house.
An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted
2 h 30 min
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