©  (c) Ferienregion Gstaad / Ferienregion Gstaad
©  (c) Ferienregion Gstaad / Ferienregion Gstaad
©  (c) Destination Gstaad / Melanie Uhkoetter / Ferienregion Gstaad
©  (c) Destination Gstaad / Melanie Uhkoetter / Ferienregion Gstaad
©  (c) Ferienregion Gstaad / Ferienregion Gstaad
©  (c) Destination Gstaad / Melanie Uhkoetter / Ferienregion Gstaad

Alpenzauberweg (open from 6. July 2024)

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  • Difficulty
  • Duration 2:30 h
  • Distance 5,8 km
  • 311 hm
  • 70 hm

Giselle the chicken discovers the magical world of the Alps around the Hornberg and the Rinderberg with her friends Saani and Olga. Accompany them on their discovery tour. First, buy the Alpenzauber booklet at the valley station of the Horneggli chairlift. The chairlift then takes us comfortably from Schönried to Horneggli, the starting point of the hike. The chairlift runs five minutes from the railway station. Ideal for travellers arriving by train.

Once you are on the Horneggli, take the well-marked path toward Hornberg - Rinderberg. The Hornberg is the start of the Alpenzauber Trail. On the way, 8 stations shorten the time to the Rinderberg. The stations tell us exciting and interesting facts about alpine life. An alpine path leads from Hornberg to Parwengen. From there, the ascent to the Rinderberg begins. It is a gentle ascent on a good hiking trail with an incredible view of the main Alpine ridge.

From Rinderberg Spitz, at 2079 metres, it's just a short descent to the Rinderberg mountain restaurant at 2000 metres. There you can romp around outside on the large façade playground or inside in Olga's cowshed or relax on the sun terrace. The gondola then takes hikers back to Zweisimmen. Adventurers can hire a scooter for the rest of the descent at the middle station.

The trail can also be followed from Rinderberg to Horneggli. The Rinderberg valley station is also only 5 minutes away from Zweisimmen railway station and sells the Alpenzauber booklets too.

  • Approach

    The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey.

    More information on gstaad.ch: Travel & Public Transport.

  • Schönried trainstation

  • Parking chairlift Horneggli or gondola Rinderberg

  • Horneggli - Hornberg - Parwengen - Rinderberg

  • Good footwear, snacks to savor during a break - why not a Fondue-Backpack?

    • Aperitif at the Rinderberg mountain restaurant
    • Outdoor and indoor playground at the Rinderberg mountain restaurant
    • Saani radio play "Fritz - the Hero" for the descent in the gondola
    • Scooter descent from Eggweid middle station