Kiental, Kandersteg


Kiental is a holiday destination and home to 210 inhabitants. It is also a side valley of the Kandertal, at the end of which a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site “Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch” is located.

The Chiene river gently flows through the village in the municipality of Reichenbach. Just as much as nature is unspoiled here, it is matched by the diversity of the events in the area. Both the Schwingfest, which celebrates Swiss wrestling, and the Blüemlisalp run invite you to get active. The alpine cheese festivals in Gorneren please your palate, and the open-air theatre in Ramslauenen invites you to enjoy culture outside. In winter, families in particular enjoy the toboggan run and the ski slope.


Steep, steeper, PostBus route

In one respect, Kiental is unique in Europe. It is home to the continent’s steepest public bus route, the Swiss PostBus route. Those who dare will experience a 45-minute ride with a gradient of up to 28 percent. The route leads past Lake Tschingel, through the Pochten Gorge and up to the Griesalp. On its way, the passengers experience the charming change in landscape, from the valley to high mountains.


250 magnificent kilometres of hiking trails

If you are a fan of nature, the region or hiking, you won’t be disappointed by the Kiental. The trails which lead across the Hohtürli high Alpine hiking pass or onto the summit of the Blüemlisalp impress with their stunning panoramic views. Trails across the valley and past white-water rivers lead hikers to potholes and waterfalls. According to the principle “You live and learn”, theme trails offer visitors new perspectives – whether it is about legends, animals, plants or the Kiental’s history.


Contact and information

Tourist Center Kiental
Griesalpstrasse 46
CH-3723 Kiental