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Hiking Trail

From the Simmen Falls to the Siebenbrunnen waterfall

Hiking Trail · Bernese Oberland
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  • Siebenbrunnen.
    / Siebenbrunnen.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Hotel Simmenfälle.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Wegweiser bei den Simmenfällen.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Auf dem Weg zu den Simmenfällen.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Simmenfälle.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Infotafel bei der Barbarabrücke.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Barbarabrücke.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Infotafel bei der Birgflue.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Ammertenbach.
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  • / Wegweiser bei Stalde.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Bergfrühling auf dem Rezliberg.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Restaurant Siebenbrunnen.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Wegweiser auf dem Rezliberg.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Siebenbrunnen.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Rastplatz bei den Siebenbrunnen.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Siebenbrunnen und Flueseehöri.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Siebenbrunnen.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Siebenbrunnen und Flueseehöri.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Restaurant Siebenbrunnen.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Hotel Simmenfälle.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
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This refreshing hike is perfect for a nice summer's day. You will get a few drops of spray from the Simmen Falls in your face as you walk up to the Siebenbrunnen waterfall, the source of the river Simme.
easy
5.5 km
2:00 h
307 m
307 m
Water has always been the defining element in the Simmental. Its numerous springs and lakes are regarded as places of reinvigoration and tranquillity, or simply as beautiful destinations for excursions. On the Rezliberg, above Lenk, the "Siebenbrunnen" waterfall shoots out of rocks at the foot of a mighty limestone wall. This multi-stream water jet, also called "Bi de Sibe Brünne", is the source of the Simme and gives the Simmental its name. Johann Gottfried Ebel wrote: "There are not precisely seven, but far more springs that gush out from the bare wall face under a cross of green bushes, foaming white and in such abundance that, right at the foot of the rock, they form a considerable stream which is called the Siebne or Simme from which the long valley took its name." In summer, up to 2,800 litres of water flow over the rocks every second. Not far beyond that, all this water coalesces to form the Simmen Falls which thunders down into the valley in several cascades. A beautiful hiking trail leads from the Hotel Simmenfälle all the way back to the "Siebenbrunnen" waterfall.

Important:
The hiking trail, which leads directly along the Simmen Falls to the Barbara Bridge is unfortunately closed currently until further notice. The ascent and descent path are presently the same (observe the signs).

Author’s recommendation

You can also continue the hike from the Siebenbrunnen waterfall and, going via the Langermatte alp, either walk to the Iffigfall waterfall and from there walk down to Lenk, or climb up to the Iffigenalp and take the bus from there to Lenk.
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Author
Jochen Ihle 
Updated: April 15, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1412 m
Lowest point
1105 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Simmenfälle
Bergrestaurant Siebenbrunnen

Safety information

An easy hike on marked mountain trails. Climb grade: T2.

Tips, hints and links

Lenk-Simmental Tourismus, Rawilstrasse 3, 3775 Lenk, Tel. +41 (0) 33 736 35 35, www.lenk-simmental.ch

Start

Lenk, Hotel Simmenfälle (1105 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.426962, 7.476387
UTM
32T 382934 5142615

Destination

Lenk, Hotel Simmenfälle

Turn-by-turn directions

Hotel Simmenfälle (1105 m) – Barbarabrücke – Stalde (1370 m) – Siebenbrunnen Restaurant – Rezliberg/Siebenbrunnen (1405 m) – return via the same route.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Travel by train to Lenk in the Simmental, then by local bus to the Hotel Simmenfälle.

Getting there

Travel by car to Lenk and to the Hotel Simmenfälle.

Parking

Car parking spaces are provided in Lenk and at the Hotel Simmenfälle.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Wandermagazin SCHWEIZ, Ausgabe 5/2018: Wandern am Wasser. Rothus-Verlag, Solothurn, www.wanderwege.ch

Wandermagazin SCHWEIZ, Ausgabe 1/2/2014: Adelboden – Lenk. Rothus-Verlag, Solothurn, www.wanderwege.ch

 

Author’s map recommendations

LK 1:50.000, 263T Wildstrubel.

Equipment

Normal hiking equipment.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
307 m
Descent
307 m
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