Other Activities

Meiringen-Hasliberg Other Activities

Meringen and the Haslital valley offer a extremely wide range of other sports and cultural activities so there’s plenty of activities besides snowsports and especially in summer.

Besides a full range of winter sports there is hang gliding, paragliding, scenic flights, sky diving, ballooning, canyoning, white water rafting or kayaking, bungy jumping, trekking, climbing, mountain biking, racket sports, riding, watersports and fishing in Haslital lakes. The shops in town are mostly functional and pleasant enough to wander but there’s no demand locally or from visitors yet for luxury brands or designer boutiques.

Winter Walking

There are 40km of well-prepared winter hiking trails on the Hasliberg with a choice of half a dozen trails the shortest of which is a 30 minute 1.5km walk from Lischen to Bidmi and the longest a three hour 9km walk from Brűnig to Reuti. There’s winter hiking nearby in the Rosenlaui valley with a 6km of well-marked trails between  Schwarzwaldalp 1,454m and Gschwandtenmaad 1,304m and another 5.5km nearby at Gadmen.


There are two toboggan runs in the ski area on Hasliberg each of which is about 3km in length and easily accessible using the ski lifts. Other more secluded toboggan runs include the trail from Winterlűcke to Hasliberg Reuti, which can only be reached on foot, and a 5.5km trail at Gross Scheidegg. The latter is reached by bus from Meiringen through the scenic Rosenlaui valley to Grosse Scheidegg 1,942m then a fast toboggan ride in front of the imposing Wetterhorn 3,692m down to the homely Chalet Schwarzwaldalp at 1,454m to enjoy a well-deserved drink or a meal. Tel: +41 (0) 33 972 50 50

Night tobogganing

On New Year’s Eve and every Wednesday from January until early March there is night tobogganing on a floodlit slope between Mägisalp and Bidmi until 10p. Tickets include a fondue or raclette meal with live music at the Mägisalp mountain restaurant as well as lift access to the ski area and restaurant. Tel: +41 (0) 33 972 53 20 Web: www.meiringen-halsiberg.ch/maegisalp


There’s snowshoeing on well-marked trails through the silent winter landscape of the Rosenlaui valley where you can also enjoy splendid view. You can hire snow shoes and a guide in Meringen and to get there, take the bus from Meiringen to Schwarzwaldalp. Tel: +41 (0) 33 972 50 50

Ice Skating

In January and February, when it is cold enough, a temporary ice rink is built in Casinoplatz in the centre of Meiringen (next to the Parkhotel du Sauvage) with ice skating for the whole family until late in the evening and skates available for hire locally. Tel: +41 (0) 33 972 50 50

Night skiing

There’s night skiing on a floodlit slope between Käserstatt and Lischen Friday nights from mid-January until March and until 10pm. Tickets include a fondue or raclette meal with live music at the Kaeserstatt mountain restaurant and lift access by gondola from Hasliberg-Wasserwendi. Tel: +41 (0) 33 971 27 86 Web: www.Meiringen.ch/kaeserstatt

Cross-Country Skiing

There’s cross-country skiing at Bidmi on Hasliberg and another 15km long circuit at Gadmen which includes a shorter circuit for floodlit cross-country skiing on Tuesday-Friday evenings. Tel: +41 (0) 33 975 14 26

Sherlock Holmes Museum

A pilgrimage destination for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Meiringen’s Sherlock Holmes museum in the English Church in Casinoplatz houses the best re-creation of the home of master detective Sherlock Holmes at 221B Baker Street, London. Open Wednesdays and Sundays from 16:30-18:30 in winter and from Tuesday-Sunday from 13:00-18:00 in summer. Tel: +41 (0) 33 972 18 80 Web: www.sherlockholmes.ch

The Reichenbach Falls

Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle chose the Reichenbach Falls as the setting for the apparent death of detective Sherlock Holmes in a final struggle with his archenemy Professor Moriarty. Take the Reichenbach funicular or follow the hiking trail to Schwendi to reach the site of the dramatic struggle in the adventure of The Final Problem. Tel: + 41 (0) 33 972 90 10

Scenic Helicopter Flights

Helicopter flights can be booked Monday – Saturday all year round from heliport Schattenhalb above Meiringen for flights over the Haslital to the Wetterhorn or from heliport Gsteigwiller above Interlaken for flights over the Jungfrau including the Eiger, Mőnch and Jungfrau mountains. Winter heliskiing trips can also be arranged through the ski school in Meiringen or contact BOHAG. Tel: +41 (0) 33 828 90 00 Email: [email protected] Web: www.bohag.ch

Indoor Sports and Wellness

There are plenty more activities in Meiringen including indoor climbing, tennis, badminton,  swimming, massage, solarium and sauna at indoor sports centres in Meiringen.

Climbing – Tel: +41 (0) 33 971 39 00 Web: www.kletterhalle-haslital.ch
Tennis – Tel: +41 (0) 33 971 39 00
Swimming – Tel: +41 (0) 33 971 16 68
Fitness & Wellness – Tel: +41 (0) 33 971 60 00

Tourist Office Information

For more information contact the tourist office in Meiringen

Meiringen & Haslital Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 12
CH-3860 Meiringen
Tel: +41 (0) 33 972 50 50
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.haslital.ch

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