Leiternweide Oberwil suspension bridge | Lenk-Simmental
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Leiternweide Oberwil suspension bridge

The thrill of hanging 111 metres above the ravine

Hängebrücke Leiternweide Oberwil

The walk alone to the 111-metre-long suspension bridge in the picturesque area is beautiful. Once you arrive at the suspension bridge, the path across will give you butterflies to an extent and the Morgetebach weaves down some 111 metres deeper in the ravine. In addition, the path leads the newly repaired ladder path down to the ruins of Weissenburg Bad.

The initiators actually only wanted to improve the field from the other side of the ravine, which seemed more appropriate than a suspension bridge. The project was solidified and along with the suspension bridge, the old path into Weissenburg Bad over the ladders, which had been impassable for a long time, was supposed to be repaired. A partnership set up specifically for that purpose took over responsibility for this project and led to the addition of a tourist attraction in October 2013 in the small, pretty village of Oberwil.

The suspension bridge is 111 metres long and at its deepest spot, it goes 111 metres down into the ravine. It runs from Morgetenstrasse directly to the Leiternweide. Take a rest on the comfortable benches and enjoy being in contact with nature. The descent into the woods over the steps (the ladders were replaced with steps in the interests of safety) only hints at the thrill that children had when they took this way to school, way back when. Farmers also used to bring the commodities for the then-Grand Hotel on this path into Weissenburg Bad. If you look up every now and then, you can see the proud suspension bridge enthroned. When you get to the bottom, you pass a smaller suspension bridge again, before the path leads you along the river Buschebach to the ruins of the Weissenburg Bad.

This walk can be started from Oberwil or from Weissenburg. The walk is equally suitable as a circular route.

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Getting here
This walk can be started from Oberwil or from Weissenburg. It is equally suitable as a circular route.

Tip for the Höhlenpfad
The popular Höhlenpfad is near the suspension bridge. Along with the two interesting caves, Mamilchloch and Schnurenloch, there is a great opportunity to have a BBQ at Zwärgliloch.

Höhlenpfad
tours The local tourist association offers tours of the caves, which you can book by calling +41 33 783 10 90.

Tours of Weissenburg Bad
The Weissenburg Bad area will be covered and has a lot of interesting pieces of information about the one-time baths and drinking culture to offer. You can book tours with the Verein Bad (baths association) and Weissenburg hot springs.

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Oberwil Simmental Tourism

Camping Arnist
Mühlbüel
CH-3765 Oberwil im Simmental
Tel. +41 33 783 10 90
oberwil@lenk-simmental.ch

Oberwil Simmental Tourism

Camping Arnist
Mühlbüel
CH-3765 Oberwil im Simmental
Tel. +41 33 783 10 90
oberwil@lenk-simmental.ch

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