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Reflection trail

Theme trailHiking trail
Time required: 1 hourLength: 3.20 km


Mai, June, July, August, September, October


Tourismusbüro Binn
Landschaftspark Binntal
Dorfstrasse 11
3996 Binn
Tel. +41 27 971 50 50

Landschaftspark Binntal -

From the chapel of the Cross, we first follow the hiking trail in a south-easterly direction. At the very back, by the last pastures, the first cross of the Reflection Trail awaits us.

From there, the path first climbs until we reach the "Maiensäss". Then we hike down through forest and meadows to Wilere. From time to time, a cross on the path of reflection invites us to reflect and linger.



3.20 km
Amount untarred route
3.30 km
Altitude difference ascent
134 m
Altitude difference descent
192 m
Time required
1 hour
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


The chapel of the Cross (Heiligkreuz) was built around 1678 and completely renovated in 1976-77. Unusual for this region is the cross-shaped ground plan. Among the votive offerings hung until it was stolen in 1918, an iron neck shackle which, according to the legend, came from a soldier miraculously liberated from Turkish captivity. As a thank you for the rescue, he hung the shackles in the chapel. Even today, the chapel of the Cross is a frequently visited place of pilgrimage. More than 3000 pilgrims enroll in the pilgrim’s book on the chapel every year.

  • Educational opportunity


Starting point
Heiligkreuz (Altitude: 1474 m)
Binn (Altitude: 1400 m)
Arrival by public transport
Binn, Dorf Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • 50+
  • Families

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Landschaftspark Binntal

Regional museum in Binn

The exhibition is devoted to the thing that has made this valley famous far beyond Switzerland: minerals.

Museum / Exhibition
Landschaftspark Binntal

Gasthaus Heiligkreuz

Hostel Heiligkreuz with its restaurant, terrace and rooms is an oasis of relaxation in a romantic and wild valley amidst the beautiful mountains.

RestaurantGuest house