Sigriswil Panoramic Bridge: Tips For An Epic Visit

sigriswil panorama suspension bridge

The Sigriswil Panoramic Bridge offers jaw-dropping views of Lake Thun as well as the Bernese Oberland classic peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Hanging directly over the 182m deep Gummischlucht gorge, this 340 m long suspension bridge is part of the longer Lake Thun Panoramic Circuit. However, you can also do it as a day hike as well.

Sigriswil Panorama Bridge
Sigriswil Panorama Bridge – image via Wikimedia

Getting To The Sigriswil Panoramic Bridge

The best way to enjoy this suspension bridge is to do a short walk from Sigriswil. Depending on if you arrive by train or by car, the walk itself can be very short.

The bridge actually crosses the small gorge between two villages, Sigriswil and Aeschlen. So, you have two choices in terms of which side you start on.

Parking

There is a car park right by the panoramic suspension bridge itself in Sigriswil, you can see it on Google Maps. You can also drive to the other side in Aeschlen, however, there are fewer official parking options here.

Public Transport

There are public buses from Interlaken or Thun to the town of Guten, which is a short walk from the suspension bridge.

  • From Thun Bahnhof: Take Bus 21 or 25 to Gunten Dorf (takes 21-25 minutes)
  • From Interlaken Ost: Take Bus 21 to Gunten Dorf bus stop (43 minutes)

To figure out the exact schedule from your location you have to use the SBB website.

Sigriswil Suspension Bridge
Sigriswil Suspension Bridge (Image from Wikimedia)

Sigriswil Panorama Bridge Sigriswil Cost

Such a suspension bridge as this one is expensive to build and maintain. As such, the local community has decided to charge a small entrance fee to cross the Sigriswil suspension bridge.

  • Adults: 5 CHF
  • Children: 1 CHF

Panorama Bridge Opening Times

The Sigriswil Panorama Bridge is open year-round. Just keep in mind that it is a metal bridge, so if it is cold and icy it could be very slippery. On such occasions, it pays to wait til later in the day for the ice to melt.

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Lake Thun Tour

If you want to visit all the best that the Lake Thun area has to offer in one day, then I highly recommend checkout out this epic all-day tour which includes:

  • Sigriswil Panorama Bridge
  • Beatus Caves
  • Boat Trip on Lake Thun
  • Blausee Nature Park

Hiking Tours

There are a few options for hikes that include the Panorama Bridge Sigriswil.

Panoramic Loop

First, you can do a short look from the suspension bridge up and over the gorge and back down to the bridge again.

  • Hiking time: 45 minutes
  • Elevation gain: 132m
  • Total distance: 1.8 km
  • Map: AllTrails

Lake Thun Panorama Trail

This a longer walk that will take the whole day. It starts from one end of Lake Thun taking you along the lake with spectacular views of the distant Bernese alps as well as the lake below. It passes over the Panorama bridge Sigriswil as well, so you get a lot of bang for your hiking buck on this trail.

  • Hiking time: 5-6 hours
  • Elevation gain: 540 m
  • Total distance: 20 km
  • Map: SchweizMobil

Written by Ashley Faulkes
As a twenty-year resident of Switzerland, I am passionate about exploring every nook and cranny of this beautiful country, I spend my days deep in the great Swiss outdoors, and love to share these experiences and insights with fellow travel enthusiasts.

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