Welcome to Hotel Mittaghorn
Walter's Hotel Mittaghorn
CH-3826 Gimmelwald
Walter's hotel exterior

Telephone (not for reservations, please use email):

In Switzerland:
033 855 1658
In Europe: 
0041 33 855 1658

(exact dates subject to revision)

We cannot take reservations by phone.
Please do not arrive without reservation.

Please note, as of summer 2015
Walter no longer cooks an evening meal.
We therefore recommend
our guests visit the restaurant at the

Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald,

or the restaurant of the

Pension Gimmelwald (June to September 30).

Guests are also welcome to picnic
in the hotel dining room where we can provide
plates, cutlery, glassware, and a guest refrigerator.
(No guest kitchen though).

Accommodations and Prices
Room Size
Swiss Francs
Per Night
Per Night
Double (2 People)
100-120 CHF (front)
90-100 CHF (rear)
according to exchange rate
1CHF=0.9 Euro at 10/2015

Triple (3 People)
140-150 CHF
Quad (4 People)
180 CHF
Shower - Reservation of room with shower adds 10CHF
Single Night Stay - An additional charge of 10 CHF per person, but we do not usually take advance bookings for single night stay.
Single Rooms - A single room rate is normally only available August through October at 70 CHF.

Prices include breakfast and taxes.
All rooms have washbasins with hot and cold water.

Shower facilities at 1 franc for 5 minutes. WC on each floor.
Internet/Computer is available for guest use. Free wifi througout the house.

Payment is accepted in Swiss Francs, Euros, US dollars, GBP. The Hotel CANNOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. An ATM is located in Muerren at the Schilthornbahn.


Reservations are taken by email only.

Please reconfirm with an email a couple of days before arrival to check that all is well.

Fluffy duvet covers at Walter's

How to Get from Interlaken Ost to Gimmelwald:

In either direction the journey normally takes 55mins, using a combination of train, bus and cable car.

This journey is not included on the Eurail system, but a discount of 25% is given. You can buy a single ticket at Interlaken Ost which is valid for the whole journey. (But see the Pass tip below).

At the Interlaken Ost station, board the front car of the train for Lauterbrunnen. (The rear car goes to Grindelwald NOT Gimmelwald! The cars are clearly labelled)

At Lauterbrunnen, there is a Postbus waiting across the street. The bus will take you to the Schilthorn cable car station at Stechelberg. (There is an alternative route via Grutchalp-Muerren cable car and train, but the post bus connection is quickest. The old Grutschalp funnicular was dismantled in 2006 and replaced by a new cable car. )

The first stop on the Schilthornbahn Cable Car system is Gimmelwald.

From the cable car station, walk up the hill and into the village. At the "crossroads" a sign points to the right (and up) to "Hotel Mittaghorn. (5-min)", this route is mainly stairs, you can also take a less steep but longer path, following the main road clockwise around the village. This walk takes about 20 minutes. Useful with heavy rolling luggage.

If you have heavy luggage that you do not need in Gimmelwald, you can check it into lockers at Lauterbrunnen station. (There are no lockers in Stechelberg or Gimmelwald). If your luggage is too large to fit in the locker, you can leave it at the counter at the station.

Tip1: The Schilthorn cableway offers a 4 or 6 day holiday pass covering transportation between Lauterbrunnen, Gimmelwald, Muerren and the Schilthorn. It includes the postbus and also the Grutschalp transport system. Buy one in Lauterbrunnen on the way in. If you plan to visit the Schilthorn summit this is a good deal. The 4 day holiday pass costs 120CHF. The 6 day holiday pass costs 140CHF (2015). The normal full fare return from Stechelberg to the Schilthorn would be about 100CHF (1 Trip). holiday pass

Tip2: Check out the Swiss railways half fare card which gives 50% discount off all travel in Switzerland, including mountain cables and railways. Costs 120CHF for 1 month, 165CHF for 12 months (great for 2 holidays 11 months apart!). Normally cheaper than using eurail in Switzerland.

Tip3: Families with children 16 or under will usually benefit by using the Swiss Junior card or Family card. With these passes children travel free when travelling with their parents on all trains and cable cars. For more info see Junior and Family Card .

The Cable Car runs from 06:00 in the morning until nearly midnight, every half hour during the day and hourly from 8pm (except finally at 23.45). The following table shows full connections from Interlaken (OST station) for those travelling by rail. Valid at least until December 2015.

You can check these times or your full itinerary at the swiss national railways website , this site provides the full schedule for trains, buses, cable cars and many international routes.

Gimmelwald Website
Gimmelwald: Where Heidi Lives - Article by Rick Steves
Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door
Mittaghorn on Tripadvisor