After breakfast, you follow the signs to the Eisee Saddle, where you can see the morning's fresh milk descend in a hoist from the alp down to the dairy. Ibex are often to be seen among the steep scree slopes along the path. This continues to the Arnihaaggen, which – after a short ascent – you leave behind. The descent crosses interesting slate structures. Superb panoramic views of the Bernese Alps and Lake Brienz can be seen up to the cairn installation shortly before the Schönbüel refuge. You then return to Sörenberg via Schönbüel, Fontanen and the Jänzimatt. Alternatively, take the PostBus from the Glaubenbielen Pass to Sörenberg, but note that the service is infrequent.
Nature-lovers are in their element on the Brienzer Rothorn. Once hunted to extinction, the ibex was reintroduced here and elsewhere one hundred years ago. The colony has since blossomed. Due to the region's proximity to the Augstmatthorn conservation area, ibex can be observed here, as well as chamois, and golden eagles rising on the thermals.
ParkingFree parking available at the lower terminus of the Rossweid aerial cableway.
EquipmentAppropriate footwear and fitness are a must. Binoculars and food/drink highly recommended.
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