Kippel - Lauchernalp
When you arrive at the Hockenalp, you can also visit the chapel dedicated to Saint Anne. Saint Anne is the patron saint of mothers, widows and female workers and is invoked to bless pregnancies and against fevers, headaches and stomach aches.
It is then only a short distance from the Hockenalp Chapel to the Lauchernalp. From the Lauchernalp, you can either take the cable car to Wiler or alternatively descend through the "Baannwald" Forest.
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- Plan your tour carefully
- Ensure that you have a full set of appropriate equipment
- Never embark on a tour alone
- Inform friends, relatives, the mountain hut supervisor or the hotel porter of your proposed tour. Report back when you arrive at your destination.
- Keep a constant eye on weather developments
- Adhere to the principle: if in doubt, turn back!
In ″Riedhaltu", between ″Zubenbach″ and ″Gafenbach″ above the village of Kippel , is the Riedhaltä Bird Sanctuary. A path runs through this area, which offers a perfect chance to see and hear native bird species. The best time for a tour of the Lötschental bird species is from the end of April to June.
Ornithologists can purchase a book on native species from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office, www.loetschental.ch/webshop or from all of the hotels in the Lötschental for CHF 10.00. The book ist currently only available in German.
The 1:25,000 scale hiking map is your perfect companion for an unforgettable day's hiking in the Lötschental. Available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop
The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Kippel ("Kippel, Post" postbus stop).
You can park your car in the Kippel car park (not free).
Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the village of Ferden to Kippel, Post.
This tour is presented by: Lötschental Marketing AG, Author: Lötschental Marketing AG