Today we chose to hike to the Blueme viewing tower, above lake Thun, thank you Hanka. went to Hoping to find a place less crowded in the weekend, unlike probably Männlichen, We’ve parked just above Reha Center in Bern , ate a banana and start the hike.
There’s a hike trail sign just opposite to the parking. You need to follow the Blueme trail.
The kids were ahead of us looking forward to hiking, I mean to playing at the playground, 50m in front…
Good one hour after, and 1.5 km behind us, we’ve reached a cross road with nice view on Lake Thun
Then follow again the Blueme trail, where a steeper climb begins right through the middle of the forest
After another km of forest hiking, we reached another crossroad, where we followed the viewpoint (“Aussichtspunkt”) direction
Another round of snow poking adds an extra 5 minutes delay
It turned out there was no tower at this lookout point, but at least a reasonable view on Thun and the lake
Ok, stage left this time at the cross-road
200m further there it is, the observation tower
It looks smaller than it is, but when on top you might experience a trembly sensation. At least you have a good 360 panoramic view on the Bernese Swiss Alps and Lake Thun
After rest and dessert we head downhill, now going in the Schwendi direction
At some point we turned right to Wolfsgrube. No wolf pit or fallen fir tree can stand in our way to return to the playground
Lots of snow left at some points, but that won’t stop the chit-chatting
Which continues undisturbed right to the very end
This was a really pleasant family hike, which is pretty close to Bern and Thun. Back home I’ve discovered there are plenty of hikes (some thematical) in the area, I would very much like to try - they are listed in the resources TO-DO below.
- walking distance - 6km
- scenery -
- condition - easy/medium
- elevation gain - 278m
- Website - Heiligenschwendi Tourismus
- TO DO in the area