Eggeschwand - Kander Waterfalls - Waldhaus - Eggeschwand
Walk 8036

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Canton - Bern / Berne - Kandertal

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.0 km / 3.1 miles

Ascent - 165 metres / 545 feet

Descent - 165 metres / 545 feet

Time - 2.50 hours

Grade - easy/moderate

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This walk climbs through a dramatic ravine occupied by the River Kander. In spate the waterfalls are very impressive. Retrospective views to Kandersteg can also be enjoyed. The return route follows the road cut into the rocks above the falls.

Start the valley station of the Luftseilbahn Kandersteg-Sunnbüel. See Transport Map for the Kandertal Region.

End the Berghotel Waldhaus. Please note the bus service is limited and reservations are recommended. Current information can be obtained from the Tourist Information Bureau in Kandersteg. The bus stop is a few minutes walk from the Berghotel on the main valley road.

From the rear of the car park for the Kandersteg-Sunnbüel cable car, take the signed footpath to Waldhaus via the gorge (klus). The path climbs through the gorge with the river on your right before climbing up to the road that serves the upper valley as far as Selden. After a short way along the road drop down and cross the river by the footbridge and continue upstream as far as the road bridge.

The trail then continues to the Berghotel Waldhaus where refreshments are available. The return route is to take the broad track from the hotel back to the valley road. Turn left and follow the road over the bridge, through the tunnels (taking care with traffic). The road descends to reach the main road. For pedestrians there is a short cut footpath on the right that descends to the main road. On reaching the main valley road, turn right. The valley cable car station is on your right after approximately 300 metres.

Suggested Maps

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

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:50000 - Sheet SW5009 - Gstaad - Adelboden

Kandersteg Wanderkarte - 1:25000

 

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