The effect of the water
These wells have brought lasting healing of old ailments and new, fresh life to hundreds of people far beyond the borders of the valleys. Often even where all other help had failed. Summer after summer, in desperate cases also in winter, their water was fetched from the high alpine pastures with great difficulty in barrels and bottles. It had become customary to add bright red stones to the drinking water, supposedly to preserve its healing power, but certainly only to prove that the water had been drawn from the right sources.
Rest stopsGrimmi mountain restaurant
Tips and hintsA flyer with an overview map is available from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office (in German only).
Diemtigtal Nature Park
Phone +41 33 681 26 06
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Grimmi mountain restaurant: mountain hut with hearty cuisine. Try a «Grimmi-Plättli» or the «Grimmi-Meringues».
Open from mid-June to mid-October, Phone +41 79 442 66 19
Oberer Stierenberg mountain restaurant: cold and hot dishes from the region.
Open at weekends (weekdays on request), Phone +41 79 759 11 72
Getting thereAutobahn A6 Bern towards Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluh tunnel turn left towards Diemtigtal. Follow Diemtigtalstrasse into the valley for 19 km towards Schwenden, Grimmialp.
ParkingPaid parking is available at the base station for the Grimmialp mountain railway or Senggiweid (start of the Grimmimutz adventure trail).
Book recommendations for this region:
- Hiking shoes
- Hiking sticks
- Weather-appropriate clothing, sun/rain protection
- Food and sufficient drinks for the trip
- 8 Waypoints
- 8 Waypoints