2 Stierenberg - Färmel

"Tree of security"

From Alp Stierenseeberg, the trail continues to Fromatt ridge. Here the Diemtig Valley is visible on one side and the Simmen Valley on the other. You walk around the Spillgerte Massif through wooded terrain. The Alpine forest, which here is mainly made up of spruces and sycamore trees, offers the mountains pastures and settlements protection against the steep and stony mountain slopes. The spruce is a symbol of protection and security, and its wood is also used to build Simmental houses. At the crossing point into the Färmel Valley, the Höuweggli, there is a phenomenal view and one final steep descent lies ahead of us. The permanently inhabited settlements are attractively nestled between large sycamores in this high valley.

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Attention! Please note that the restaurant Alpenrose is closed indefinitely.
Alternative accommodations: Hotel Diana or Hotel Stöckli in St. Stephan, with 2 hours more to walk.


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Most important stage details

  Length: 12.2km
  Duration of hike: 5.5h
  Climb: 880m
  Descent: 1410m

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