Schwarenbach hotel

Activity overview

This historic mountain hotel has been the overnight location of choice for the likes of Picasso and Lenin in days gone by.

A comfortable overnight location on the route to Gemmipass, overlooking a beautiful lake. One of tour more easily accesible huts, it is just a 2 hour  walk from the top of the Sunnbuel cable car station.


This is only a guide. Times might change according to the weather and the group’s ability.

Take the 14:00 gondola and begin walking to Schwarenbach hotel. The hike from the top of the gondola takes approximately 2 hours. This will leave your group plenty of time to hike and arrive at the hut in time for dinner.

Day 1

15:00 Leave KISC
15:15 Take the Sunnbüel cable car
15:30 Follow route 10 to Hotel Schwarenbach
17:00 Arrive at Hotel Schwarenbach

Day 2

08:30 Start hiking down to KISC
09:30 Follow route 30 down to Waldhus
10:30 Go down from Waldhus to KISC
11:30 Arrive back at KISC
  • Price adult: CHF 61.00
  • Price child: CHF 48.00
Price includes: overnight at the hut, dinner and breakfast. Guest cancellation policy can be found here.
Taking the cable car is recommended. Cable car tickets can either be purchased from reception at the centre or through the online form under the name "Sünnbuel Cable Car". More information about the cable car can be found here.​
  • Price adult: CHF 16.80 (single ticket), CHF 23.00 (return ticket)
  • Price child: CHF 8.40 (single ticket), CHF 11.50 (return ticket)
Important information 
  • You need to fill in the route card at reception, before your departure.
  • Please check at reception for the route conditions as they are reviewed regularly.
  • Leaflets containing more information on the exact route can be found in reception.
  • There is no fresh drinking water available at the hut.
  • It is important that you take all of your rubbish with you back to KISC.
  • Rucksack - 20 to 40 litres
  • Hiking boots with ankle support (no trainers)
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers
  • Warm clothing - long trousers, fleece, warm hat and gloves (no jeans)
  • Sun protection - sun cream, sunglasses, sun hat
  • Water bottle - 2 litres
  • Food - packed lunch and snacks
  • Personal medication (asthma inhalers, etc.)
  • Pocket money (optional)
  • First aid kit
  • Hiking map, compass and whistle
  • Mobile phone

Extra equipment for overnight activities:

  • Sheet sleeping bag liner (not a regular sleeping bag)
  • Torch
  • Food - dinner and breakfast
Awards & Badges 

You can get closer to achieving the following awards and badges, by completing this activity:

  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award
  • Hüttentest

More information about the awards and badges can be found here.


Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration Afternoon + Morning the next day
TSA Terrain level 
Price adult 
CHF 61.00
Price child 
CHF 48.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
COVID Secure
Mountain huts
Group size 6 - 35
Minimum age limit 
from 12 years