Intact Nature Area

One of "Switzerland's last remaining intact nature areas"!

In 2013, the renowned Swiss consumers magazine "Beobachter" listed the Simplon Region as one of Switzerland last remaining intact natural areas - along with prominent places like the Unesco World Heritage Site Jungfrau-Aletsch-Simplon or the Swiss National Park (the authors specifically mentioned the two valleys Zwischbergental and Laggintal).

"A11 Simplon/Zwischbergental/Nanztal
Rund um den Simplon laden mehrere wenig bevölkerte, wilde Täler und Alpschaften zu ausgedehnten Wanderungen ein. Besonders artenreich und wild sind das Zwischbergental und das Laggintal an der Simplon-Südseite.
Übernachtet werden kann zum Beispiel in SAC-Hütten oder in Simplon-Dorf."
(Beobachter)

SRF bi de Lüt - Wunderland

Im Sommer 2014 war das Schweizer Fernsehen zu Besuch in der Simplon Region. "Viel mehr als nur ein Alpenpass" sei der Simplon, resümiert das SRF. "Wer anstatt über den Pass lieber durch den Simplontunnel fährt, verpasst einiges. Abseits der Passstrasse gibt es atemberaubende Bergkulissen und unberührte Landschaften zu entdecken."
Die Sendung in voller Länge hier:

Quelle: SRF

Wandern in unberührten Talschaften...

Entdecken Sie die Region um den Simplon im Sommer und im Herbst auf einer ausgedehnten Wanderung. Das Hochgebirge am Simplonpass, die bewaldeten Täler und die romantischen Dörfer sind durch unzählige gut unterhaltene Wanderwege erschlossen. Es gibt Touren von verschiedensten Schwierigkeitsgraden, so dass für jeden etwas dabei ist.

 
 
Hiking Trail recommended route

Rothwald: Wasmerseeli Rundwanderung

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  • Wasensee
    / Wasensee
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  • / Rothwald
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  • / chapel of St. Jakobus on the Wasenalp
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  • / chapel of St. Jakobus on the Wasenalp
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  • / Road to Wasenalp
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  • / Rothwald
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  • / view on the valley of the Rohne with the Glishorn on the left
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Rosswald pictured from Rothwald
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  • / Wasensee
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  • / Panorama
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  • / Wasensee
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On the circular hike on the Rothwald you can enjoy great views and have a cozy barbecue at the fireplace.
moderate
Distance 8.5 km
3:00 h
532 m
533 m
From the post bus stop Rothwald, Schutzhaus hike towards Wasenalp and on to "Wintrigmatta". The path continues on the right. In about 100 meters you turn right to get to the Swiss family fireplace. After a break, continue hiking. It is worth taking the short detour to Wasmerseeli under your legs. Via "Bärufalla" you hike below the "Chastelegga" ski lift up to the Mäderlicka restaurant (only open in winter). You follow the hiking trail through the Jochtwald down to the starting point.

From the post bus stop Rothwald, Schutzhaus hike towards Wasenalp and on to "Wintrigmatta". The path continues on the right. In about 100 meters you turn right to get to the Swiss family fireplace. After a break, continue hiking. It is worth taking the short detour to Wasmerseeli under your legs. Via "Bärufalla" you hike below the "Chastelegga" ski lift up to the Mäderlicka restaurant (only open in winter). You follow the hiking trail through the Jochtwald down to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

Nutzen Sie auf der Rundwanderung zum Wasmerseeli die Schweizer Familie Feuerstelle.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: July 30, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Burst, 2,224 m
Lowest point
Rothwald, Schutzhaus, 1,755 m
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Safety information

The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

 

Start

Rothwald, Schutzhaus (1,755 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'207E 1'125'495N
DD
46.279285, 8.038132
DMS
46°16'45.4"N 8°02'17.3"E
UTM
32T 425896 5125528
w3w 
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Destination

Rothwald, Schutzhaus

Turn-by-turn directions

Wasenalp - Wintrigmatte - Wasmerseeli - Chastelegga - Wasenalp

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Rothwald is easily accessible by post bus in the direction of Simplon.

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle to Rothwald.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Rothwald.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'207E 1'125'495N
DD
46.279285, 8.038132
DMS
46°16'45.4"N 8°02'17.3"E
UTM
32T 425896 5125528
w3w 
///mammoth.primed.resurgent
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available from the Brig Tourist Office.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.

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  • Etappe 3: Schallberg – alte Ganterbrücke – Ganterwald
  • Suonenwanderung Bärgeri
  • Talweg Ganter
  • Ganter - Stafel - Eisten - Ganter
  • Etappe 4: Schallbett – Simplonpass
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
532 m
Descent
533 m
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