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Aeschi b. Spiez

Just 30-minutes from Bern, Aeschi, nestles on a quiet, sunny terrace above the Thunersee (Lake Thun), with unparalleled views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Historic buildings and folklore shape the village of 1900 inhabitants.
Around 10,000 years ago – after the end of the last Ice Age –the Kander and Aare Glaciers left a massive moraine at their confluence. Aeschi (860 m) and the district of Aeschiried (1015 m) are located on this sunny mountain ridge between the Frutigtal valley and the Thunersee (Lake Thun). The village’s exceptional location affords fantastic views in all directions, from the Blüemlisalp peak to the distinctive, pyramid-like Niesen, across the lake to the limestone rock of the Niederhorn and on a clear day, as far as the Bernese Mitteland and Jura mountain range.

To the south-east of Aeschiried, the mountain ridge joins the ridge of the Morgenberghorn, at 2248 m the highest point in the municipality with spectacular panoramic views of the Bernese Alps. To the south, the ridge falls away to the deep-cut and largely untouched Suldtal valley. The partly gentle, partly wild mountain valley with its mighty, 80m-high Pochtenfall is under a conservation order. Chamois can often be seen in the upper reaches and with a bit of luck you may spot a golden eagle.

The municipal district is shaped by farming and also includes part of the Kandertal valley. It is home to almost 2000 inhabitants. The villagescape of Aeschi is characterised by traditional flower-adorned chalets and farmhouses, some many hundreds of years old. Among them is the oldest guesthouse in the Bernese Oberland, dating from 1531. The church, built in the 10th century, with frescoes from the 14 century is a cultural gem of national importance.

Summer

Hikers, as well as mountain bikers are in their element in Aeschi. It offers a wide variety of routes, suitable for beginners and experts alike. The classics are the hikes up the Morgenberghorn and through the Suldtal valley. Both trails offer a visit to an Alpine dairy en route. There are other ways to explore the area: llama and pony treks as well as horseback safaris are available in Aeschi. The Mountain Ranch is recommended for smaller cowboys and cowgirls looking to show off their skills with a lasso or on the flying saddle. Two Aeschi farms offer hands-on experience with animals. Paragliding is also a favourite in the area. But anyone preferring to get a bird’s-eye view with their feet firmly on the ground can take the funicular from Mülenen to the Niesen summit for a breathtaking 360 degree panorama. Less energetic recreation can be enjoyed at the Aeschi indoor pool with thermal Jacuzzi and sauna.

Winter

During the winter, Aeschi is transformed into a fairytale landscape. 35 km of cross-country ski runs lead alongside the Suldbach river into the Suldtal valley nature reserve. Aeschi offers a small, family-friendly ski area and 22 km of prepared winter-walking trails with views of the lake and mountains. Museums and visits to the impressive castles in Spiez and Thun make interesting bad-weather options.

Highlights

  • Niesen (2362 m altitude), Aeschi’s home mountain: after the spectacular funicular trip, the summit affords a 360° panoramic view of the Bernese Alps, the Thunersee and Brienzersee lakes and over the Bernese Mittelland to the Jura.
  • Suldtal nature reserve: ruggedly romantic, largely untouched mountain valley with an 80-metre-high waterfall.
  • Europe’s largest llama and alpaca colony.
  • Mountain Ranch: the horse ranch offers range from cowboy spectaculars for kids to horseback safaris lasting several days.
  • Alpine cheese dairy visit at Aeschi-Allmend: look over the cheese maker’s shoulder as he makes aromatic alp cheese.
Just 30-minutes from Bern, Aeschi, nestles on a quiet, sunny terrace above the Thunersee (Lake Thun), with unparalleled views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Historic buildings and folklore shape the village of 1900 inhabitants.
Around 10,000 years ago – after the end of the last Ice Age –the Kander and Aare Glaciers left a massive moraine at their confluence. Aeschi (860 m) and the district of Aeschiried (1015 m) are located on this sunny mountain ridge between the Frutigtal valley and the Thunersee (Lake Thun). The village’s exceptional location affords fantastic views in all directions, from the Blüemlisalp peak to the distinctive, pyramid-like Niesen, across the lake to the limestone rock of the Niederhorn and on a clear day, as far as the Bernese Mitteland and Jura mountain range.

To the south-east of Aeschiried, the mountain ridge joins the ridge of the Morgenberghorn, at 2248 m the highest point in the municipality with spectacular panoramic views of the Bernese Alps. To the south, the ridge falls away to the deep-cut and largely untouched Suldtal valley. The partly gentle, partly wild mountain valley with its mighty, 80m-high Pochtenfall is under a conservation order. Chamois can often be seen in the upper reaches and with a bit of luck you may spot a golden eagle.

The municipal district is shaped by farming and also includes part of the Kandertal valley. It is home to almost 2000 inhabitants. The villagescape of Aeschi is characterised by traditional flower-adorned chalets and farmhouses, some many hundreds of years old. Among them is the oldest guesthouse in the Bernese Oberland, dating from 1531. The church, built in the 10th century, with frescoes from the 14 century is a cultural gem of national importance.

Summer

Hikers, as well as mountain bikers are in their element in Aeschi. It offers a wide variety of routes, suitable for beginners and experts alike. The classics are the hikes up the Morgenberghorn and through the Suldtal valley. Both trails offer a visit to an Alpine dairy en route. There are other ways to explore the area: llama and pony treks as well as horseback safaris are available in Aeschi. The Mountain Ranch is recommended for smaller cowboys and cowgirls looking to show off their skills with a lasso or on the flying saddle. Two Aeschi farms offer hands-on experience with animals. Paragliding is also a favourite in the area. But anyone preferring to get a bird’s-eye view with their feet firmly on the ground can take the funicular from Mülenen to the Niesen summit for a breathtaking 360 degree panorama. Less energetic recreation can be enjoyed at the Aeschi indoor pool with thermal Jacuzzi and sauna.

Winter

During the winter, Aeschi is transformed into a fairytale landscape. 35 km of cross-country ski runs lead alongside the Suldbach river into the Suldtal valley nature reserve. Aeschi offers a small, family-friendly ski area and 22 km of prepared winter-walking trails with views of the lake and mountains. Museums and visits to the impressive castles in Spiez and Thun make interesting bad-weather options.

Highlights

  • Niesen (2362 m altitude), Aeschi’s home mountain: after the spectacular funicular trip, the summit affords a 360° panoramic view of the Bernese Alps, the Thunersee and Brienzersee lakes and over the Bernese Mittelland to the Jura.
  • Suldtal nature reserve: ruggedly romantic, largely untouched mountain valley with an 80-metre-high waterfall.
  • Europe’s largest llama and alpaca colony.
  • Mountain Ranch: the horse ranch offers range from cowboy spectaculars for kids to horseback safaris lasting several days.
  • Alpine cheese dairy visit at Aeschi-Allmend: look over the cheese maker’s shoulder as he makes aromatic alp cheese.
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Adresse

Aeschi Tourismus
Dorfstrasse 9
3703 Aeschi
Tel. +41 (0)33 654 14 24
Fax. +41 (0)33 654 14 27
info@aeschi-tourismus.ch
www.aeschi-tourismus.ch

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