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Binn - Schaplersee - Binn

Hiking trail
Time required: 5 hoursLength: 7.80 km


July, August, September, October


Geschäftsstelle Landschaftspark Binntal
Dorfstrasse 31
3996 Binn
Tel. +41 27 971 50 50

Landschaftspark Binntal - The start is at the bridge in Binn. At the bridge you go up to the church. After a steep ascent we turn right into the mountain path after about 400 m. The trail continues s up the mountain forest to Schaplerstafel, passing Salzgeb.

You now enter the hiking trail of Heiligkreuz and walk towards the coffee table. Shortly before reaching Kaffeestafel you can enjoy the first beautiful views towards Aletsch and the Binntaler Breithorn. On arrival at the Hockbode plateau at 2100 m, the view opens up to a magnificent environment. Now there is a crisp final ascent to master until you reach the Schaplersee at 2237 m. It lies in spectacular surroundings in a basin bordered by the Stockhorn to the east and the Hirli to the west. Here you can enjoy a well-deserved break. For the way back, you should first head back towards Hockbode. Then you continue via Dri Stafle and Mässerchäller in the direction of Binn. Finally, you cross the English stream and reach the road some time later. Follow the road for the last stretch to the car park.



7.80 km
Vertical heigth
837 m
Altitude difference ascent
740 m
Altitude difference descent
862 m
Time required
5 hours
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Starting point
Binn (Altitude: 1400 m)
Arrival by public transport
Binn, Dorf Timetable SBB
Schaplersee (Altitude: 2237 m)
Arrival by public transport
Binn, Dorf Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children < 6 years
  • Families

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Hotel Ofenhorn

The hotel was built 125 years ago for English visitors - Winston Churchill also stayed in the Binn Valley in 1897.

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Dorfführung Binn

Das Dorf und die Weiler haben alle Ihren speziellen Charakter und die älteren Häuser haben alle Ihre eigene Geschichte. Lassen Sie sich überraschen wie das Dorf und die Weiler entstanden sind und wie die Bevölkerung damals lebte und überlebte.

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Gasthaus Heiligkreuz

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Tourismusbüro Binn

Das Tourismusbüro in Binn wurde zusammen mit der Schule und dem Restaurant Zur Brücke neu gebaut.

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