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Hiking trail
Time required: 4 hours 20 minutesLength: 10.42 km


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Tourismusbüro Ernen
Landschaftspark Binntal
Hengert 17
3995 Ernen
Tel. +41 27 971 50 55

Landschaftspark Binntal -

An interesting circular trail that leads you past a number of cultural highlights. The hike takes about 4-5 hours. The route can also start with the Tulip Ring.

After the Viertel hamlet, continuing towards Hofstadt, the path leaves the road and goes through the Unnergries and Riedgraben gorges.
After crossing both gorges, the path continues on the forest road up to the Firsitten junction. Through romantic forests, it steeply ascends to a place called "Unnerbode." However, it is worth overcoming the climb to "Oberbode" and "Hohtutter," a remarkable viewpoint in the Grengiols community area. From here, a wonderful view opens up over Ausserbinn, the Twingi Gorge, and into the Binntal valley.
Subsequently, you descend back to the place called Riischpeggi and continue over the Riedgraben and Unnergraben gorges to the forest road. Along the forest road, we turn left and walk past the information board at Grossen Tanna towards Seng. From there, it goes steeply down to Bächerhäusern and back to Grengiols



10.42 km
Vertical heigth
756 m
Altitude difference ascent
831 m
Altitude difference descent
835 m
Time required
4 hours 20 minutes
Height profile view map


In the hamlet of Bächerhäusern the Chapel of St. Mary is well worth a visit. It contains a famous picture of the Madonna of the Alps by Raphael Ritz.




Starting point
Grengiols (Altitude: 995 m)
Arrival by public transport
Grengiols Timetable SBB
Grengiols (Altitude: 995 m)
Arrival by public transport
Grengiols Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

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

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Landschaftspark Binntal

Hamlet of Hockmatta

The attractively situated hamlet of Hockmatta was first mentioned in 1393 and stands on a once-busy track from Grengiols to Albrun. The few residential and utility buildings encompass an square-like interior, and there is a chapel on its west edge.

Natural landscape / HabitatSite
Landschaftspark Binntal

St James' chapel

St. James' chapel is dedicated to the patron saint of pilgrims, St. James the Elder and lies in what is called in common parlance "Uff dum Blatt" in the municipality of Grengiols on the way to the place of pilgrimage Heiligkreuz.

Cultural landscapeHistorical building
Landschaftspark Binntal

Restaurant Grängierstuba

Cosy village restaurant with about 50 seats inside and 20 seats on the village square.

Landschaftspark Binntal

Konsumgenossenschaft Grengiols

Die Konsumgenossenschaft Grengiols wurde am 21. August 1910 gegründet. Sie zählt heute 102 Mitglieder und beschäftigt 2 Teilzeitangestellte sowie einige Studenten.