BY ROAD

Visitors from Northern Europe will usually enter Switzerland at Basel either from France, south of Mulhouse or from Germany, south of Freiburg.  From there, the route is straightforward, following the motorway towards (but not into) Bern then towards (but not as far as) Interlaken.  Kandersteg is signposted from the motorway.

 If you use a GPS it is unlikely that it will find the house once you are in Kandersteg. It is highly recommended that you print the directions and bring them with you for reference!

 

BY AIR

The most convenient international airports served by budget airlines are Bern (Belp), Basel (Mulhouse), Zurich and Geneva.  Bern is just one hour away and the others all about two hours by train from Kandersteg.  Car hire is available at all airports.

 

BY RAIL

Kandersteg has a main railway location with easy InterCity access North to Europe and South to Italy.

Kandersteg station is not served by a local taxi service but we can usually collect you from the station if you let us know well in advance

 

GETTING AROUND

By road or rail we are within 'day-trip' distance of Bern, Thun, Gstaad, ThunerSee, BrienzSee, Interlaken, Grindlewald, Zermatt, Matterhorn and the Jungfrau region. The world cup ski centre of Adelboden is about 40 minutes by car or one hour by local bus.

DIRECTIONS TO THE HAYLOFT

46°29'28"N - 7°39'50"E - it seems that GPS navigation systems do not bring you to the house, using the directions below is the best way.

As you climb up the valley to Kandersteg village you will go through a series of hairpin bends.  Just after the last of these you will see a sign that says “   Kandersteg Zentrum”.  Take this slip road off to the right and it will take you into the village . Once you enter Kandersteg it is only a five minute drive to The Hayloft!

Alternatively if you come through the Loetschberg Tunnel on the car train you will leave the train already in the village.

Once in the village you will see a large hotel on the right called “The Bernerhof” this is opposite a large open area on your left.  Continue on the same road as it winds through the centre.  The next open area of farmland on the left is just after a bakers and Italian restaurant.  Once you pass this farmland you need to turn right.  The small road is signposted “Allmenalp” and there is a stone water trough on the right, but probably more noticeable is a green bin on the fence on the corner.

This road will take you over the river and under the railway.  Follow this road as it winds.  You will pass a large white building on the left and then a large house on the left also.  At the next house on the left the road makes a sharp turn to the left.  This is a blind corner.  DO NOT DRIVE STRAIGHT ON.  About 30 metres after this bend there is a small unmade private road across open land to the right.  It is signposted on a street light “Dhammapala” also "Butschelsstrasse 56 - 74" turn right here.  You can now see our house across the field to your right.  Continue on this unmade road for about 100 metres until you see "The Hayloft" sign by the small bridge over the stream on your right.  Turn right here……. You are almost at The Hayloft!

Our telephone numbers once you are in Switzerland are

Home 033 675 0350                  Mobile 078 929 1340                                      

We look forward to welcoming you to The Hayloft soon.   

 

 

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