Dinner and Evening
Dinner at the hotel focuses on traditional Swiss dishes—simple, hearty, and well-prepared—while breakfast is adorned with fresh butter and Alp Cheese from the neighboring farm. A night at the hotel can be enjoyed in either a dormitory or a private room. Since there is no electricity at the hotel, you'll be provided with a candle to illuminate your room and a smothering eiderdown comforter to keep you warm on potentially chilly nights. Bathrooms are down the hall and each room has a pitcher and basin for washing up in the morning.
Hiking Beyond Obersteinberg
When it comes time to depart, you can always return the way you came. But for the adventurous, ascend the slope behind the hotel and follow the contour of the mountain to the north as is ascends to Busenalp before dropping into the charming village of Gimmelwald, a walk of about 3 hours. From Gimmelwald you can return directly to Stechelberg by tram or continue on to Mürren and back to Lauterbrunnen.
From Obersteinberg you can also walk to the upper glacial basin in about an hour, where Oberhornsee, a deep-blue tarn rests in the shadows of snowcapped Grosshorn, Breithorn, and Tschingelhorn. Sitting in this upper basin, remote and removed from the valley bustle, you sense that you've discovered the source of the Jungfrau's water and natural beauty—the mother lode of the Jungfrau.
An overnight stay at Obersteinberg is a popular feature of Alpenwild's Exploring the Jungfrau tour. A journey back in time at Obersteinberg can also be organized on a custom or self-guided tour.