Winter walk from Niederhorn to Waldegg via Hohwald: Beatenberg (Berneroberland)
Walking time: 3h15 minutes
1950 meters to 1200 meters – 750m difference
If you are looking for a wonderful walk to do during the winter time, the walk from the Niederhorn to Waldegg is something to recommend.
You start either from Beatenbucht and take the train up to Beatenberg and then the gondola to the top or from the Beatenberg station where you take the cable to Niederhorn. From the top you can enjoy the beautiful view over the lake of Thun and magnificent Bernese mountain peaks. If it is clear you could see the famous peaks of Eiger, Monch & Jungfrau.
Take plenty of water and food with you as you will not find any place to stop until Waldegg in Beatenberg. You can also have a bite to eat at the nice restaurant at the Niederhorn.
The walk is long, but not too difficult. A few parts are tricky and could be hard on your knees. It could also be icy. You may have to slide down or help yourself with walking sticks. Despite its length it is doable for children from the age of 7 or sooner if you have a sledge. 2 hours of the walk can be done on a sledge.
Enjoy the scenery, the majestic mountainous panorama, the icicles, the steps of various wild animals left in the snow, the chalets all covered with snow and the amazing peace surrounding you!
When you are back in Waldegg, you can take a bus back to your hotel in Beatenberg or in Interlaken.
Tips: Start your walk as early as possible to make sure you can get to Waldegg before sunset. Bring a charged up phone with you as it can be quite lonely sometimes. Bring enough food with you. If you have walking sticks, bring them with you to help you through the difficult parts.