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  • Schwarzhorn (2927 m) - Aufstieg
    Schwarzhorn (2927 m) - Aufstieg Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • Imposante Wasserfälle am Kandersteg-Allemalp-Klettersteig
    Imposante Wasserfälle am Kandersteg-Allemalp-Klettersteig Photo: Christoph Hurni, Bern, Outdooractive Editors

Mountaineering in Bern


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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Bern. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful mountaineering routes.
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The 10 Most Beautiful mountaineering routes in Bern

Auf einem der wohl schönsten Wanderwege der Schweiz, mit Blick auf das Schreckhorn
Mountain tour · Switzerland
From Grindelwald to the Schreckhorn Hut
Premium content Difficulty moderate Stage 1
7.5 km
4:30 h
1,266 m
141 m
First stage of the Schreckhorn ascent: Scenically impressive ascent from Grindelwald to the Schreckhorn hut.
Das Gipfelkreuz des Blüemlisalphorns ragt aus dem Schnee
Alpine tour
Blüemlisalphorn crossing
Premium content Difficulty II, 50°, AD difficult Multi-stage route
22.7 km
13:30 h
2,518 m
2,519 m
Second tour for experienced alpinists from Oeschinen via the Blüemlisalpe to the summit of the Blüemlisalphorn (3661 m) and back.
Die verdrehte Leiter, das Markenzeichen des Kandersteg-Klettersteiges.
Fixed rope route · Switzerland
The Kandersteg-Allmenalp Via Ferrata
Premium content Difficulty moderate
2.2 km
3:00 h
538 m
538 m
The sporty and spectacular Kandersteg-Allmenalp via ferrata in the Bernese Oberland leads through a wall divided by gorges and pillars. The Allmibach finds its way down the valley in several beautiful waterfalls along the route.  
Wegspur auf dem Zackengrat
Alpine tour · Kandersteg
Balmhorn via Zackengrat
Premium content Difficulty I, 35°, PD+ difficult
17.7 km
10:00 h
1,800 m
1,650 m
The Balmhorn is a beautiful pyramid high above the Kandertal. The normal route leads over the scree-covered, moderately steep Schwarzgletscher and the harmless Zackengrat (WS+).
Schwarzhorn Klettersteig
Fixed rope route · Switzerland
Schwarzhorn via ferrata
Premium content Difficulty B/C moderate
9.8 km
5:15 h
959 m
1,173 m
Beautiful, easy ridge climbing route in the Bernese Oberland with mountain railway access and views of the Eiger.
Klettersteig Gantrisch
Fixed rope route · Switzerland
Via ferrata Gantrisch
Premium content Difficulty C/D moderate
6.4 km
3:30 h
560 m
560 m
Popular sports via ferrata with challenging climbing passages and great mountain panorama at the summit of the Gantrisch (2176 m).
Am Rot Gipfel des Rotstock.
Fixed rope route · Switzerland
Rotstock via ferrata
Premium content Difficulty B/C moderate
3.1 km
3:00 h
443 m
443 m
A great via ferrata experience in the shadow of the impressive Eiger North Face with a challenging descent section.
Klettersteig Gantrisch.
Fixed rope route · Schweizer Mittelland
Klettersteig Gantrisch
Premium content Difficulty C/D moderate
7.6 km
4:30 h
604 m
604 m
Der Klettersteig Gantrisch ist einer der luftigen Sorte. Der Zustieg über die Alp Obernünenen und der Rückweg über den Leiterenpass machen daraus sogar eine attraktive Rundwanderung.
Leiternserie am Rotstock.
Fixed rope route · Bernese Oberland
Klettersteig Rotstock
Premium content Difficulty B moderate
3.2 km
3:00 h
462 m
462 m
«Todesbiwak» und «Götterquergang», die «Weisse Spinne», Heinrich Harrer und Anderl Heckmair. An der Eigernordwand wurde Alpingeschichte geschrieben. Auf dem Rotstock-Klettersteig ist man der Nordwand und ihrer Geschichten ganz nah.
Am Tierbergli Klettersteig.
Fixed rope route · Switzerland
Tierbergli via ferrata
Premium content Difficulty C moderate
4.2 km
4:00 h
700 m
700 m
High-alpine via ferrata on the almost 3000 m high Tierbergli with spectacular views of the Swiss glacier world.
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