BBQ spots

In Aeschi you will find various BBQ spots where you can take a break from your hike, and depending on your mood, have a little BBQ. So that you can be prepared in advance, you will find all the important information you need here about fireplaces.

Fireplace Dächimatten (Seeholzwald)

How to get there: public transport 450 m, carpark 450 m, hiking path, not unobstructed
Equipment: wood (on Order available), grill available, suitable for small to middle sized groups, seating for a total of 20 people

This beautiful fireplace is  to be found in a light place not far from the edge of the forest, about 800 m north and below Aeschi. Park your car on the carpark below the church or on the village square. Both have metered parking. The BBQ is well-equipped. There is a big stone table which can seat up to 12 people. Wood is provided and both shade and sunny spots can be found depending on the time of day.  A little stream flows past the fireplace and invites you to play in it.

 

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You can get to Aeschi by car from Spiez, Leissigen or Mülenen.
From Spiez you drive to the „Niederdorf“ bus stop. Here you will find the church carpark of Aeschi. A bit further on in the village you will find the carpark of the village square. Both carparks are metered. There are coin machines and payment apps available. 

Duration from parking lot: 15 min
Walking distance from parking lot: 500 m

 

The Postauto/bus leaves from Spiez train station every half hour for Aeschi (Lines 61 & 62). Get out at the bus stop „Niederdorf“. Cross over the main road and follow the Spiezgässli down to the edge of the forest.

 

Fireplace Wachthubel

How to get there: public transport 200 m, carpark 2 km, hiking path, not unobstructed
Equipment:

wood, grill available, suitable for small to middle sized groups, much space to play

This fireplace is located along the path next to Wachthubel, about 200 m below the children’s home TABOR, and it has the most amazing views. Park the car on the carpark below the church or at the village square. Both places have metered parking. To get to the BBQ spot you have to walk for 45 minutes.  The fireplace is equipped with wood and a grill. The big area around the BBQ is great for kids to play. The views over Lake Thun can be enjoyed directly from the fireplace.

 

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☒ September ☒ October ☐ November ☐ December

You can get to Aeschi by car from Spiez, Leissigen or Mülenen.
From Spiez you drive to the „Niederdorf“ bus stop. Here you will find the Aeschi church carpark. A bit further on in the village you will find the village square carpark. Both carparks are metered. There are coin machines and payment apps available.

Duration from parking lot: 15 min
Walking distance from parking lot: 2 km

The Postauto/bus leaves from Spiez train station every hour going to Aeschiried (Line 61). Get out at the bus stop „Wachthubel“. Then you walk back towards Aeschi until you get to a big bend heading towards the Tabor children’s home - here you cross the street. Be aware that this is a busy main road and it is not easy to see you in the bend. Follow Wachthubel Strasse to the small hiking path which takes you off the street and into the forest.  Follow the hiking path until you discover the Wachthubel fireplace on the right.

 

Fireplace Fuchsgrabenhütte

How to get there:

public transport 2.5 km (by foot 40 min), parking 150 m, hiking path, not unobstructed

Equipment:

wood and a grill is available, suitable for large groups, 4 tables with 50 seats, 1 fireplace with 4 seats, 8 other seats. The seats are partly under cover. Toilet available. rubbish bins available, drinking water available.  

This idyllic fireplace is very popular and is located on the Suld in the Suldtal valley about 2.5 km south of Aeschiried.  In summer you can drive to within 150 m of the Suldgrabenhütte hut. All carparks in the Suldtal are metered. The last piece of the path has to be done on foot. On weekends there is a public bus into the Suldtal. The Suldgrabenhütte hut is very popular and it makes sense to reserve the hut especially for events or larger groups. For this purpose a note must be filled out and attached tot he pin board at the hut. The fireplace is well-equipped. Amongst other things, there are tables available in the hut. Wood is available. There are both sunny and shadey spots depending on the time of day.

 

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☐ January ☐ February ☐ March ☐ April
☒ May ☒ June ☒ July ☒ August
☒ September ☒ October ☐ November ☐ December

You can get to Suldgrabehütte hut by car from Spiez, Leissigen or Mülenen.
In the village of Aeschi, leave the roundabout heading towards Aeschiried and follow the street for about 5.5 km to the Fuchsgraben carpark. Don’t forget to get a ticket at the last payment place at the entrance to Suldtal and place it in good view behind your windscreen. From the Fuchsgraben carpark you will get to the BBQ spot in about 5 mins on foot.

Duration from parking lot: 5 min
Walking distance from parking lot: 150 m

 

The Postauto/bus leaves from Spiez train station every hour heading for Aeschiried (Line 62). Get out at the Aeschiried school house bus stop, respectively at the weekend. During the week hike from Aeschiried to the Fuchsgrabenhütte approx. 2.5 km or around 40 min. On weekends from July to October there are five course pairs from Aeschiried to Suldtal.

 

Fireplace Suld

How to get there:

public transport 50 m, parking 50 m, bike, limited accessibility (accessible with strollers, not wheelchair accessible)

Equipment:

wood, grill available,1 table with 4 seats, 2 fireplaces with 21 seats
Whether at the table or around the fire pit, the wooden benches offer plenty of room to sit.

 

This cosy fireplace is situated on the banks of the Suld on the edge of the forest opposite Restaurant Pochtenfall. The trees next to the BBQ spot offer cool shade on hot summer days. You can drive as far as Restaurant Pochtenfall and park there. Don’t forget to get a ticket at the last payment place at the entrance to Suldtal and place it in good view behind your windscreen. There is a large number of seats for small groups, and on hot days you can take a refreshing swim in the Suld river.

 

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☐ January ☐ February ☐ March ☐ April
☒ May ☒ June ☒ July ☒ August
☒ September ☒ October ☐ November ☐ December

You can get to the Suld fireplace from Spiez, Leissigen or Mülenen.
In the village of Aeschi, leave the roundabout heading towards Aeschiried and follow the road for about 7 km to the carpark at the Restaurant Pochtenfall. Don’t forget to get a ticket at the last payment place at the entrance to Suldtal and place it in good view behind your windscreen. From the carpark at the Restaurant Pochtenfall you get to the BBQ spot in about 2 minutes.

Duration from parking lot: 2 min
Walking distance from parking lot: 50 m

The Postauto/bus leaves from Spiez train station every hour heading for Aeschiried (Line 62). Get out at the Aeschiried school house bus stop, respectively at the weekend. During the week hike from Aeschiried to the Suld approx. 3 km or around 1 hour. On weekends from July to October there are five course pairs from Aeschiried to Suldtal.

Fireplace Suld Spycher

How to get there:

public transport 50 m, carpark 50 m, bike, limited accessibility (accessible with strollers, not wheelchair accessible)

Equipment:

Table with about 12 seats, no firewood available

 

The fireplace is in the nature reserve Suldtal and easily reached by bus or car. Directly next to the fireplace you will find a “Spycher” (food safe), which in earlier times was used to store grain. Today this contributes to a cosy atmosphere and some shade for the BBQ spot.  You can not only reach the fireplace by bus or car, but also by hiking for an hour from Aeschiried.

 

☐ all year round      
☐ January ☐ February ☐ March ☐ April
☒ May ☒ June ☒ July ☒ August
☒ September ☒ October ☐ November ☐ December

You can get to the Suld fireplace from Spiez, Leissigen or Mülenen.
In the village of Aeschi leave the roundabout heading towards Aeschiried and follow the street for about 7 km to the carpark at the Restaurant Pochtenfall. Don’t forget to get a ticket at the last payment place at the entrance to Suldtal and place it in good view behind your windscreen. From the carpark at the Restaurant Pochtenfall it takes about 2 minutes to get to the BBQ spot.

Duration from parking lot:

2 min

Walking distance from parking lot:

50 m

The Postauto/bus leaves from Spiez train station every hour heading for Aeschiried (Line 62). Get out at the Aeschiried school house bus stop, respectively at the weekend. During the week hike from Aeschiried to the Spycher approx. 3 km or around 1 hour. On weekends from July to October there are five course pairs from Aeschiried to Suldtal.

 

Other fireplaces

How to get there:

Along the Suld, on foot (via hiking trails), bicycle, not unobstructed

Equipment:

No firewood available, the fireplaces are marked with a stone circle
Please note the current forest fire danger: to the federal website.

You will find many other fireplaces and cosy spots along the Suld river where you can BBQ on improvised BBQ fireplaces. The fireplaces are recognisable by a stone circle. The forest around the BBQ spots offers you some welcome shade in the hot summer. You can only get to the fireplaces on foot, either from the Restaurant Pochtenfall or from Aeschiried.

 

☐ all year round      
☐ January ☐ February ☐ March ☐ April
☒ May ☒ June ☒ July ☒ August
☒ September ☒ October ☐ November ☐ December

You cannot reach the fireplaces along the Suld by car. When hiking into the beautiful Suldtal, it takes about an hour to get to the Pochtenfall waterfalls, and along the Suld there are several fireplaces to be found. The fireplaces are small and improvised, which is why you won’t find them on a map.

The carpark is in Aeschiried, don’t forget to get a parking ticket and put this where it is easily visible behind your windscreen.  

The Postauto/bus leaves from Spiez train station every hour heading for Aeschiried (Line 62). Get out at the Aeschiried school house bus stop, respectively at the weekend. During the week hike from Aeschiried to the Suld approx. 3 km or around 1 hour. On weekends from July to October there are five course pairs from Aeschiried to Suldtal.