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Albert Schweitzer Trail

Theme trailHiking trail
Time required: 1 hour 45 minutesLength: 5.00 km


Mai, June, July, August, September, October


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

Naturpark Diemtigtal - The theme trail on Grimmialp is dedicated to probably the most famous guest from Diemtigtal. Schweitzer's stays on Grimmialp between 1901 and 1909 had a strong influence on his ethic of "reverence for life".

How much Albert Schweitzer is in you and how do you implement his mindful attitude towards fellow human beings in everyday life?

During his holiday stays on Grimmialp, Albert Schweitzer went for walks and appreciated the peace and idyll in the Diemtigtal.

The five-kilometre circular trail dedicated to him leads from the Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp along alpine pastures to the mystical Blauseeli, through the cool mountain forest and the village of Schwenden back to the Kurhaus. Resting benches and quotes by Albert Schweitzer help to recharge your batteries.

Since June 2019, you can also experience the circular trail with enhanced and virtual reality. The app with its animated graphics, audio and video contributions and active game elements opens up the rich facets of Albert Schweitzer's life for young and old, individual visitors and school classes.

Explanations on the panels and in the app are only available in German.



5.00 km
Vertical heigth
105 m
Time required
1 hour 45 minutes
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Download the app "Naturpark Diemtigtal" from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

  • Educational opportunity
  • child-friendly


Route field (green) "Albert Schweitzer Weg". With the app you can also easily follow the integrated map on your mobile phone.


  • Picnicplace
  • Fireplace
  • Toilet


Starting point
Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp (Altitude: 1214 m)
Arrival by public transport
Schwenden i. D., Winteregg Timetable SBB
Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp (Altitude: 1214 m)
Arrival by public transport
Schwenden i.D., Grimmialp Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • 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

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Grimmimutz adventure trail

The highlight for the family in summer is the Grimmimutz adventure trail. A circular walking trail with many playing posts has arisen from the children's story by Peter Zahnd about the forest dweller Grimmimutz and the wicked pepper witch.

PlaygroundInfrastructure Summer
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Blauseeli, the blue lake

The little mountain lake with an underground inlet lies at the end of the Diemtigtal valley walk. Seating benches and a special "reading bench" are ideal for some quiet and relaxing hours.

FaunaNatural landscape / HabitatWaters
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Grimmialp Ski Area

The Grimmialp ski area in Schwenden, at the back of the Diemtigtal, is tailored entirely to the family.

Ski resort
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Spillgerten Hotel

The cosy hotel is located at 1200 m under the valley station of the Grimmialp cable railways and close to the Grimmimutz Adventure Trail. Spacious rooms and a good value cuisine.

RestaurantHotelGroup accommodation
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Eggli Restaurant

Cosy restaurant with a homely guest lounge for 46 people,
sun terrace and regional cuisine.

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Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp

Holidays in an oasis of calm in the former "Grand Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp". Site with large hotel park.


Routes in the vicinity

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Grimmialp Bike

The Grimmialp region offers a fitting conclusion to the Diemtig Valley Nature Park with its steep rocks, mountain forests and lush alpine meadows. The route leads visitors through this natural experience over the course of 18 km of varied scenery.

Mountainbike trail
Time required: 2 hours 45 minutesLength: 18.00km