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 recommendation. Times may vary depending on 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.


Price Adult: CHF 59.00

Price Child: CHF 46.00

Price includes: Overnight at the hut, dinner and breakfast

Price doesn’t include: Packed lunch, Sunnbüel gondola tickets

Guest Cancellation: Activity provider’s cancellation policy can be found here.

Important information 
  • Do not forget to fill out a Route Card before you leave
  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group
  • This hut needs to be booked in advance: it is likely to become fully booked in the busy summer months
  • There is no fresh drinking water available at the hut.
  • It is expected that you will be on time for dinner so please don’t be late!
  • It is important that you take all of your rubbish with you back to KISC.
  • A sheet sleeping bag liner is required for the overnight. If you do not have one then you can rent a sleeping bag liner from Reception for a CHF 3.00 fee and CHF 50.00 deposit.

We recommend taking the Sunnbüel gondola to start this hike. Gondola tickets are available to purchase from our reception:

  • Adult return: CHF 23.00
  • Child return: CHF 11.50
  • Comfortable rucksack
  • Boots with ankle support (no trainers)
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litres)
  • Warm clothing (long trousers, fleece, no jeans)
  • Sun hat and a warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Special medication if needed
  • Sun cream
  • Sun glasses
  • Packed food
  • Money
  • Sheet sleeping bag liner
  • Torch
Awards & Badges 

By completing this activity, you can get closer to achieving the following Awards and Badges: 

  • Huttentest: Hotel Schwarenbach


Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
01.07.2019 to 30.09.2019
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration Afternoon + Morning the next day
TSA Terrain level 
Price adult 
CHF 59.00
Price child 
CHF 46.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Mountain huts
Group size 6 - 35
Minimum age limit 
from 12 years