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Binn - Hockmatta - Niederernen

Binn - Hockmatta - NiederernenBinn - Hockmatta - NiederernenBinn - Hockmatta - Niederernen

We start off in the mineral village of Binn. The trial takes us to the hamlet of Zen Binnen, through the wild Twingi gorge, over the Roman bridge to the now uninhabited hamlet Hockmatta and after a small ascent into the Zauberwald and to Niederernen.


Landschaftspark Binntal

Postfach 20

3996 Binn

+41 27 971 50 50

Starting point

Starting point
Arrival with public transport (stop/station)
Binn Dorfplatz
1400 m


1100 m


9.00 km
Amount untarred route
8.50 km
Vertical heigth
300 m
Altitude difference ascent
250 m
Altitude difference descent
550 m
Time required
Level technique
Level condition

Possibilities for catering

Binn, Niederernen


Hiking trail Binn-Ze Binne-Twingi-Steinmatte-Hockmatta-Wasen-Niederernen


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Hotel Ofenhorn - © Roland Krieg Fotodesign

Hotel Ofenhorn

Landschaftspark Binntal

The hotel was built 125 years ago for English visitors - Winston Churchill also stayed in the Binn Valley in 1897.

  • Gastronomy
  • Accomodation
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel
  • Cafe
Regional museum in Binn

Regional museum in Binn

Landschaftspark Binntal

The exhibition is devoted to the thing that has made this valley famous far beyond Switzerland: minerals.

  • Museum / Exhibition
Twing gorge

Twing gorge

Landschaftspark Binntal

This deep gorge used to be a difficult passage in the trade route over the Albrun pass to Italy. Today the old track with small natural rock tunnels and rare flowers offers a spectacular landscape experience.

  • Sight / Place of interest
  • Natural monument
  • Historical place
  • Point of view
Magical forest of Wasen - ©

Magical forest of Wasen

Landschaftspark Binntal

In the Zauberwald auf dem Wasen (lit: magic forest on the wet meadow) there is a great adventure trail with around 20 stations for children aged 3 to 10 to play There is also a grill place, several barbecue areas and a fountain.

  • Gastronomy
  • Picnic-place
  • Fireplace
  • Playground
  • Infrastructure