Navigating the Swiss Parks Website

Geological theme trail all around the Wiriehorn

Theme trail
Time required: 5 hoursLength: 11.50 km


June, July, August, September, October


Naturpark Diemtigtal
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
Tel. +41 (0)33 681 26 06

Naturpark Diemtigtal - This geological theme trail leads all around the Wirehorn and show the history of this landscape. Learn important facts about the mountains, the valleys, glaciers, the water, rocks and stones.

Discover on-site the witnesses of this geologic processes and enjoy the views from the Wiriehorn with the sight of a geologist.

There is a detailed brochure available with geological information (in German, CHF 5). You can get it at the Tourist Center of the Diemtigtal Nature Parc, at the Wiriehornbahnen and at the mountain hotel Wiriehorn.



11.50 km
Altitude difference ascent
985 m
Altitude difference descent
995 m
Time required
5 hours
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Length: 9 km without ascent of the top (11.5 km with ascent)
Hiking time: 3.5 hrs without ascent of the top (additional 1.5 hours for the ascent)


The path is well signposted with white signs "Geopfad" (partially there is no mobile reception).

Safety advices

Because of snow the path is accessible not before June.


  • Playground


Starting point
Nüegg (Altitude: 1416 m)
Arrival by public transport
Riedli, Talstation Wiriehorn Timetable SBB
Nüegg (Altitude: 1416 m)
Arrival by public transport
Riedli, Talstation Wiriehorn Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families
  • Groups

The offer has been particularly developed for

  • Third cycle (1st – 3rd grade, lower secondary)
  • Upper Secondary School Classes
  • Association/Companies

Discovering underway

Naturpark Diemtigtal

Wiriehorn Bike Park

The Bike Park Wiriehorn offers two downhill trails, an alpine trail and three easy trails for children and beginners. Two pump tracks also invite you to enjoy biking.

Mountainbike trailOther routes
Time required: 10 minutesLength: 3.00km
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Wiriehorn mountain hotel

Variety of catering options, large sun terrace, large rooms and cosy guest rooms. Great events. In the middle of the Wiriehorn winter and summer sports area.

RestaurantHotelFarm restaurant
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Schwarzenberg Alpine Dairy

Tour of the Schwarzenberg alpine cheese dairy, every morning from the beginning of June to mid-August (advance booking required).

Farm restaurantAlpine huts offering regional product