Haslital Valley is located in the heart of Switzerland, where the pre-Alps meet the Alps. In this easternmost part of the Bernese Highlands, fascinating contrasts shape the landscape – from the rough beauty of the Grimsel Pass to the rolling hills of Hasliberg and the wide, green valley floor of the Aare River.
One of the most scenic Alpine landscapes, Haslital has attracted artists from as early as 200 years ago. The Reichenbach Waterfall at the mouth of Rosenlaui Valley has become part of literary history: it’s here that master detective Sherlock Holmes fell to his untimely death… only to be resurrected a few years later. Today, mainly hikers, bikers, cyclists, winter sport fans and mountaineers are impressed with the quiet and magnificent panorama.
During summer, Hasliberg can serve as your home base for fun and action, for children and adults alike. Or it can be a quiet retreat for stress relief, for nature lovers and seniors as well. Home of the Muggenstutz, the region offers two themed hiking paths dedicated to this oldest of the Hasli dwarves. Hasliberg’s vast network of paths is ideal for walking, hiking, and cycling. Oversized scooters called Monstertrotti are a popular attraction in the Tipi Village, which is located within immediate proximity to biking paths and attractive via ferratas.
- 250 km of hiking trails
- Muggenstutz – dwarf trails
- The lake of Brienz
- The Swiss open-air museum Ballenberg
- The Brienz Rothorn Railway (cog wheel)
- The Aare Gorge
- The Rosenlaui Glacier Gorge
- The Tälli aerial cable car and Tälli climbing route
- The Trift aerial cable car and record rope bridge
- Mountain bike trails
During winter, Hasliberg offers skiiers and snowboarders from beginners to experts well-prepared ski runs and fun parks. The Ski-Häsliland, located at mid-station Bidmi, is one of the nicest ski resorts for children in the entire Alps. This is also where you will find the Swiss Ski School, offering courses in snowboarding, downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as guided snowshoeing tours. Hasliberg and the Rosenlaui Valley also provide sledding slopes and marked paths for snowshoeing. Cross-country skiiers can enjoy lovely cross-country ski runs in Gadmen.
- 80 km of well prepared ski slopes, Freeride- and Snowboard areas
- Large “Skihäsliland” for children
- Swiss Snow Sport School
- Cross-country skiing, sledding, winter hiking, snowshoeing
The Alpen Tower is an ideal starting point for paragliders, both in summer and in winter. Climbing conditions are perfect in the Grimsel area. Participating in a guided tour of a glacier is an extraordinary experience. Indoor activities: skater park, indoor bouldering and climbing walls, tennis center, indoor swimming pool.
Haslital also offers a wide variety of culinary experiences, from traditional regional food to international cuisine, from entertained dining and event gastronomy to Gault Millau rated kitchens.
Excursions & Destinations Haslital
KWO, which stands for Kraftwerke Oberhasli, is a company that runs the region’s hydroelectric power stations, as well as attractive destinations surrounding them, like the funicular Gelmerbahn, Trift rope suspension bridge, Handeggbrücke suspension bridge and the historic alpine Hotel Grimsel Hospiz. A guided tour of the hydroelectric power station povides fascinating insights into how the Grimselwelt – Switzerland’s surge chamber – uses water power for producing electricity.
For first-hand experiences of water power, visit Rosenlaui Gorge, Aare Gorge, and the Reichenbach Waterfall, which is accessed by a nostalgic funicular. Historical buildings from all over rural Switzerland can be found at Ballenberg, an impressive open-air museum capturing the everyday life of our ancestors. During summer, the museum offers daily demonstrations of old craft professions.
A warm welcome to Haslital – a beautiful destination for holidays, adventure, and recreation.