AlpnessTrail stage 5, Simmenfälle - Iffigenalp

Thanks to the AlpnessTrail, people who enjoy long hikes have access to a circular trail with 13 stages passing through the Saanenland and Obersimmental Alps.

Wonderful water worlds.

The day starts with a climb near the spraying Simmen Falls to the Barbara Bridge. Torrents of water fall down here via several cascades before crashing over rock and spraying the surrounding area with a fine mist. The windy trail leads up through the forest. Deep clefts which the River Simme has eaten into the rock are clearly visible. Once we arrive at Alp Rezliberg, we have reached the source of the River Simme. At the foot of the mighty limestone cliff, the River Simme becomes a white, foamy river. In summer, up to 2,800 litres a second flow over the seven springs, called Siebenbrünnen. The trail continues over Alpine meadows, past Alpine herdsmen‘s huts and up to Langermatte (the meadow where the Lenk women once famously put the Valais attackers to flight). Iffigenalp is now within quick reach.


Host at the stage finish: Berghaus Iffigenalp