Stechelberg circular hike

Legs of the circular hike: Stechelberg – Trachsellauenen – Bergwerk (mine) – Berggasthaus Tschingelhorn – Berghotel Obersteinberg and back

Visit the romantic Lauterbrunnen Valley and one of the most spectacular waterfalls, the Schmadribachfall.

The Lauterbrunnen Valley, which in the 19th century epitomized Alpine romanticism, is still breathtakingly beautiful today. In addition to waterfalls, the upper Lauterbrunnen Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, invites you to enjoy and marvel at Alpine farming, geology and places of power. 

After the ascent to Obersteinberg, the winding trail continues through a mountain forest and flower meadows to Berggasthaus Tschingelhorn. Shortly thereafter, you reach Berggasthaus Obersteinberg with its spectacular backdrop of waterfalls, mountain streams and glaciers. To enjoy the magnificent setting for a while longer, spend the night at this nostalgic, cosy mountain inn: There is no electricity, candles are used for lighting – just like old times.

Journey Details

Duration 6 hours
Difficulty medium
Distance 11.2 Kilometres
Altitude difference 870 Metres
Arrival Take the train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen and continue by PostBus route 141 to “Stechelberg, Hotel”. 
Return travel Take PostBus route 141 from “Stechelberg, Hotel” to “Lauterbrunnen, Bahnhof” and then by train to Interlaken. 

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.

Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Timetable no. 31.141 Lauterbrunnen–Stechelberg

Route open all year

Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
Engehaldenstrasse 39
3030 Berne