In the footsteps of an historically significant trail: in winter, the old mule track from Sunnbüehl above Kandersteg to the Gemmi Pass leads through a beautiful frozen landscape. Finally, enjoy a reviving dip in the thermal springs.
In the Middle Ages, the Gemmi Pass was one of the most important links for trade and travellers between the Bernese Oberland and Valais. These days, the mule track across the Alpine plateau is a pleasant hiking trail – including in winter. The four-hour hike starts in Sunnbüehl, above Kandersteg. The broad path leads up to the Gemmi Pass. With a bit of luck, you’ll spot a bearded vulture flying overhead as you cross the pass. From the pass you can take the cable card down to Leukerbad. You can rest your weary bones in the thermal baths at Leukerbad, the largest thermal spa resort in the Alps. If you can’t get enough of the soothing, warm water, you can remain here until late into the night.