logo Walking Switzerland

Sulwald - Lobhornhutte
Walk 8029

Canton - Bern / Berne - Jungfrau Region

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 3.0 km / 1.9 miles

Ascent - 420 metres / 1386 feet

Descent - nominal or unknown

Time - 1.50 hours

Grade - easy/moderate

Photo from the walk - Sulwald - Lobhornhutte
Click image to visit gallery of 9 images.

This short walk explores an area above Lauterbrunnen away from the tourist crowds. The main objective, the Lobhornhütte, is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a special view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Start the top station of the cable car from Isenfluh to Sulwald. This cablecar can be reached by mini-bus from Lauterbrunnen railways station. See Transport Map for the Jungfrau Region.

End the Lobhornhütte. From here you can continue down to Saxeten by following route 8030 or return by the outward route to Sulwald.

Exit the top station of the Isenfluh-Sulwald cable car and bear left along a lane. This area is very quiet with little of the commercialisation seen in other parts of this area. Quite soon a path branches right signed to the Lobhornhütte. The path climbs up through forest to reach a junction. The left fork goes to Chüebodmi, with the right fork taking us higher towards the Lobhornhütte. The path leaves the forest to enter delightful alpine meadows and the retrospective view is superb.

Reaching the alpine farm of Suls, bear right and continue up to the delightful lake of Sulsseeli. Continue around the right hand shore of the lake and then a few minutes past the end of the lake follow the path branch up to your right. This leads to the Lobhornhütte. The views are stupendous. The welcome excellent making this a wonderful place to rest and enjoy the view.

Suggested Maps

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:50000 - Sheet SW 5004 - Berner Oberland

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:25000 - Sheet SW 2520 - Jungfrau Region

Wanderkarte - Wengen, Mürren & Lauterbrunnental - 1:40000

Recommended Books

The Tour of the Bernina

The Tour of the BerninaGuidebook describing a 9-stage (119km) route around the Piz Bernina massif in the Alps on the Swiss-Italian border near St Moritz, and the 8-stage (94km) Alta Via Valmalenco exploring the Valmalenco valley, in the shadow of Monte Disgrazia. The Tour of the Bernina is suitable for first-time trekkers but the Alta Via needs some experience.

More information

Tour of the Matterhorn

Tour of the MatterhornA guide to the 145km Tour of the Matterhorn, described anti-clockwise from Zermatt and visits 6 valleys via Zinal, Arolla and Breuil, offering spectacular views of 25 peaks of over 4000m. The route also links up with the Chamonix to Zermatt walkers' Haute Route and the Tour of Monte Rosa. Includes two glacier crossings and takes 8 to 10 days.

More information

 

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving.

Do do not exceed your capabilities.

Please Note - These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Sitzerland is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps at the most detailed scale where possible. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed, and corrective action taken if necessary.