Vast swathes of upland moor and low moor – the largest in Switzerland – spread out between the Hohgant and the Brienzer Rothorn. Mass tourism is not allowed on the Lombachalp, but modest recreational activity and traditional agricultural practices are permitted. This is apparent in the Schwarzbach-Möser region, where the stunning upland moor is fenced off and entry is strictly prohibited. Visitors must therefore content themselves with gazing at the grasses, orchids and gnarly conifers – which is a highly pleasant experience in itself. Adjacent is a low moor where cattle graze; every two years, the moor is mown to encourage regular plant growth. In the nearby copse is a superbly equipped barbecue station overlooking the Augstmatthorn, Mönch and Jungfrau. In 2008, this peerlessly tranquil area at the base of the Hohgant was awarded the Cultivated Landscape Prize for the East Oberland region.
Every year, the «Kulturlandschaftspreis» (Cultivated Landscape Prize) is awarded to the most beautiful, and most valuable, areas of cultivated landscape in the East Oberland region. By supporting and promoting the area’s image through tourism, the award incentivises farmers to manage their land sustainably and help preserve our beautiful natural environment.
Looking for more hiking choices?
Here you will find details of hiking trails to inspire you in the Bernese Oberland.
Rest stopsJägerstübli Lombachalp
Tips and hintsInterlaken Tourism
Phone: +41 33 826 53 00
Im Holz 373
Phone: +41 33 843 82 10
Drive from Lucerne over the Brünig Pass or from Bern along the autobahn and motorway via Thun-Spiez to Interlaken. On passing Unterseen you come to the junction for Habkern.
At the intersection in the centre of Habkern (bank, post office, shops), drive straight ahead towards Schwendi. The distance from Habkern village to Lombachalp is 6 km.
ParkingParking at Schwendi/Tschieme is paid (coin-operated parking meter!)
Book recommendations for this region:
- 6 Waypoints
- 6 Waypoints