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Horizon Trail

Horizontweg - Eine abwechslungsreiche Tagestour vom Alpen Tower nach Engstlenalp.

Haslital Tourismus
CH- 3860 Meiringen
+41 33 972 50 50
www.haslital.swiss
info@haslital.swiss

The hike begins with a panoramic gondola ride up to the Alpen tower. The fantastic 360° panoramic view far beyond the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland's High Alps never ceases to impress. From Planplatten via Balmeregghorn, the path winds along the mountain to Tannensee. Breathtaking views impress from the very first moment. From Tannalp below the Spycherflue, the path leads to Engstlenalp. The Engstlensee invites you to relax and refresh yourself. The return journey is enjoyed by post bus to Meiringen.

Difficulty
Medium
Distance
10.03km
Duration
3 hours, 30 minutes
Ascent
219 vm
Descent
614 vm
Starting Point
Meiringen, Alpentower (Planplatten)
Ending Point
Engstlenalp
Top public transport friendly Scenic Insider Tip Tour route With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Medium
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2255m1820m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Enjoy a hearty brunch in the panorama restaurant Alpen tower before the hike. 

Equipment

  • The solar radiation is increased in the mountains. Sunscreen with a high protection factor, a sun hat and sunglasses with UV protection should definitely be carried in your luggage.
  • Also in summer and when the «starting weather» is fine, warm clothing and a raincoat must be included. The layer principle with different layers of clothing is recommended.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • Pocket pharmacy
  • Beverages

Safety Guidelines

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Directions

Starting Point

Meiringen, Alpentower (Planplatten)

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.737704 N 8.25726 E

Ending Point

Engstlenalp

Step by Step Directions

Alpen tower - Balmeregghorn - Tannensee - Spycherflue - Engstlensee

Getting There

Public transport

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

Parking

There is a public car park in Meiringen. Otherwise there are uncovered parking spaces throughout the village. There is a parking lot directly at the valley station of the Meiringen-Hasliberg cable car for CHF 5 per day. 

Alpen tower
Engstlenalp
Engstlensee
Engstlenalp
Engstlenalp

Haslital Tourismus
CH- 3860 Meiringen
+41 33 972 50 50
www.haslital.swiss
info@haslital.swiss

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