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Binn - Hockmatta - Niederernen

Hiking trail

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.

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June, July, August, September, October


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
2 hours 20 minutes
Level technique
Level condition


Starting point
Binn (Altitude: 1400 m)
Arrival by public transport
Binn, Dorf Timetable SBB
Niederernen (Altitude: 1100 m)
Arrival by public transport
Ernen, Niederernen Timetable SBB


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


  • Playground
  • Picnicplace
  • Fireplace
  • Toilet

Possibilities for catering

Binn, Niederernen


Landschaftspark Binntal
Dorfstrasse 31
3996 Binn
Tel. +41 27 971 50 50

Binn - Hockmatta - Niederernen

Binn - Hockmatta - Niederernen

Hotel Ofenhorn

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


Regional museum in Binn

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

Museum / Exhibition

Twing gorge

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.

Natural monumentHistorical placeViewpoint

Magical forest of Wasen

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.