In Gimmelwald you can also hike during the winter time. There are a number of prepared winter hiking trails, snowshoe trails and toboggan runs. Depending on the snow conditions, the one can also be well connected with the other. A nice variation is for example the hike from Muerren to Gimmelen, where you are rewarded for the effort of the ascent with a piece of the best apple pie in the mountain restaurant. Afterwards, a speedy toboggan ride back to Muerren is great fun!
The toboggan runs lead from Allmendhubel (accessible by funicular) via Bobrun down to Muerren and from Schiltgrat (accessible by chairlift) via Gimmelen to Muerren. Since the uppermost section on the Schiltgrat is relatively steep, we recommend the Schiltgrat-Gimmelen section only for experienced toboggan riders. In addition, there is also a lot of sledding on the road from Muerren down to Gimmelwald. But be aware that this is not an official toboggan route as, in order to ensure the supply of Gimmelwald, vehicles run on the road from time to time. With the necessary caution, however, this ride is also recommended, especially since it can be taken directly back up by cable car without much effort.
For the prepared winter hiking trails you need good shoes and hiking sticks. You walk on pressed snow through the enchanting winter landscapes. The following routes are prepared (all accessible in both directions):
Hike from Gimmelwald up to Mürren
Muerren Panorama Trail
Hike from Allmendhubel down to Mürren
For those who want to enjoy nature and recharge their batteries away from the hustle and bustle, a snowshoe tour is recommended. The marked snowshoe tours lead from Muerren over the Chaenelegg or from Gimmelwald or Muerren up to Gimmelen. Your hosts will gladly give you further information.
Another insider tip for hikers and tobogganers seeking peace and quiet is an excursion to Isenfluh, the outermost village in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Between Sulwald, which is reached by a small cable car, and Isenfluh there is a beautiful toboggan run. There are also several snowshoe trails around Isenfluh. www.isenfluh.ch