The Lenk Tourist Centre is closed on 6 and 7 December. Further information.

Wallbach Gorge

The gorge impresses with artistic shapes in the limestone

Over centuries, the water of the Wallbach has cut metre-deep, cylindrical holes in the limestone.

Only a few minutes from the village centre of Lenk, the Wallbach rushes through its gorge. The water takes its course at the top of this side valley and many tributaries along the way.

A fascinating sight presents itself in the gorge, as the water has polished and eroded the limestone over centuries. It flows through bubbling holes through this small canyon and flows into a waterfall. It is hard to imagine that a restaurant once stood back here a long time ago.

On warm days it is nice and cool in the little canyon. The water in the wide stream bed invites you to splash around and build some man-made piles.


Hiking tip
The hike through the Wallbach Gorge can be done from top to bottom as well as from bottom to top.

Instead of an easy and short round tour, the Leiterli can also be taken as the starting or finishing point. The Leiterli is accessible by the Betelberg cable car and between the Leiterli and the Wallegg-Stube restaurant is the lynx trail. Please note the operating times of the Betelberg cable car.

Hiking time
Round trip Lenk main station – Wallbachschlucht – Restaurant Wallegg-Stube – Lenkerhof – Lenk main station: 1h45

In the Restaurant Wallegg-Stube, note opening hours.
In the lower part of the gorge is a roasting place with wood

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Lenk-Simmental Tourism

Rawilstrasse 3
CH-3775 Lenk im Simmental
Tel. +41 33 736 35 35

Lenk-Simmental Tourism

Rawilstrasse 3
CH-3775 Lenk im Simmental
Tel. +41 33 736 35 35