Corona situation (Updated 23.10.2020)
Dear guests and locals of the destination Lenk-Simmental. Due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus and the latest decision from the canton of Bern on 23 October 2020, we have updated the information about our holiday region.
Continue to follow the rules of hygiene and conduct. The coronavirus should not spread any further.
Guidelines of the Federal Council since 1st July
In March, the Federal Council issued measures to combat the coronavirus – legal requirements such as bans and rules of hygiene and conduct. This enabled it to protect the population and greatly reduce the spread of the new coronavirus.
The Federal Council has decided to make masks compulsory on public transport throughout the country since Monday, 6 July 2020. In addition, travellers from certain regions will have to go into quarantine.
Publicly accessible establishments, schools and events must still have precautionary measures in place and all the have to follow the rules of hygiene and conduct.
Since Monday, 19 October 2020, the wearing of masks will be compulsory indoors in public places and in all railway stations, airports, bus and tram stops.
Requirements of the canton of Bern from 23 October
From 24 October 2020 00:00 midnight, events with more than 15 persons as well as sales fairs and trade exhibitions are prohibited in the canton of Bern. Bars, clubs, discotheques, dance halls and facilities open to the public such as museums, cinemas, sports and fitness centres will be closed. In catering establishments, the number of guests present at the same time is limited to 100 persons. From Monday, 26 October 2020, only groups of a maximum of four people may sit together at the same table. Larger groups are only permitted if all live in the same household. There will also be a closing hour from 11.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m..
The new rules supplement the measures put into force by the Federal Council on 18 October and apply until 23 November 2020.
All establishments not listed below are open.
Novelties and Adaptions
- Mask compulsory on all public transport from 6 July. Concerning the bus (AFA Bus) and the cable cars (Lenk Bergbahnen & Stockhorn).
- Masks are compulsory in all public areas.
- Masks are also compulsory in all railway stations and bus stops.
- Events with more than 15 persons (public or private) are prohibited.
- Public facilities are closed to the public (bars, clubs, discotheques, dance halls, museums, reading rooms of libraries and archives, cinemas, concert halls, theatres, casinos and amusement arcades, erotic establishments, sports and fitness centres, swimming pools as well as wellness centres, unless they belong to a hotel and are exclusively available to hotel guests.
- Limitation of the maximum number of persons present in restaurants to 100 persons. A maximum of four people may sit at the same table unless they live in the same household.
- Closing time in restaurants from 11.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m..
Closed until further notice
- Wallbach Bath & Spa, Lenk
- Cinéma Lenk
- BoulderSchüür, Lenk
- Indoor climbing hall at Hotel Simmenhof, Lenk
- High ropes park, Zweisimmen
- Museums in the whole Simmental
- Bath and fitness area of the Lenkerhof gourmet spa resort for external guests (more detailed informationen here), Lenk
The list of opening hours provides information on the opening times of hotels, mountain railways, restaurants and various leisure facilities. You can find the list here.
Home delivery services and take away
In the Simmental, various shops offer a home delivery service or take away. You can find further information here.
Opening hours Tourist Centers
The counter in the Tourist Centers will remain closed until Mai 10, 2020. We are still available for you by phone and email. The times and contact details can be found here.
We have established a protection concept (in German) for the health of our guests and employees.
List of countries with mandatory quarantine (when arriving in Switzerland)
Hotelleriesuisse (in German)
Swiss Tourism (in German)
Situation in the canton of Bern (in German)