Recommend this page

Horneggli - Hornberg - Rinderberg

5,96 km
2:30 hrs.
311 m
78 m
TOP Easy
Best season
Starting point of the tour
Horneggli top station cable car
Destination of the tour
Rinderberg top station cable car
Lowest point
1.767 m
Highest point
2.078 m
  • Scenic
  • Geological highlights
  • Summit route
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family friendly
  • Cableway ascent/descent
Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

The easy high-mountain hike is breath-taking, especially because of its wonderful alpine panorama. It is ideally suited for families and senior citizens.

The 2,079m Rinderberg mountain rears up between Gstaad and Zweisimmen. In winter it’s beloved by skiers but in summer it turns into a hikers’ playground. A chairlift brings us from Schönried to the starting point Horneggli. The chairlift runs up from the little village of Schönried – it leaves five minutes from the railway station, so is ideal for travellers arriving by rail.

Once on the mountain, pick up the well-marked path towards Hornberg - Rinderberg; A rolling alpine path leads from Hornberg to Parwengen. From there the decent climbing to our summit Rinderberg starts. Its an easy uphill on a good mountain path with an incredible view of the Alps mainridge. From the Rinderberg 2,079m summit. Now it’s just a quick downhill to the Rinderberg mountain restaurant located at around 2,000m with its’ cow playground for kids. The gondola brings us back to the beautiful village Zweisimmen. Half way down there’s the option to downhill the rest of the mountain with a scooter.


Horneggli - Hornberg - Parwengen - Rinderberg
Good footwear, snacks to savor during a break - why not a Fondue-Backpack?
Tip of the author
Coffee break at the Hornberg, “Zvieriplatte” at restaurant Rinderberg, playground at restaurant Rinderberg, scooter downhill from the middle station down to Zweisimmen.
Public Transit
Schönried Trainstation
Parking Sesselbahn Horneggli oder Gondelbahn Rinderberg
Getting There
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 Travel & Public Transport.

Additional Information
More information about the hiking trails in the Destination Gstaad:


See also

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Haus des Gastes
Promenade 41
3780 Gstaad
Tel: +41 (0)33 748 81 81

Map and arrival