Entlebuch

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Entlebuch
Emmenuferweg
Emmenuferweg
Stage 2, Schüpfheim–Wolhusen
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Cycling in

Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 3, Escholzmatt–Luzern
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Herzschlaufe Napf
Herzschlaufe Napf
Stage 2, Langnau–Entlebuch
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Herzschlaufe Napf
Herzschlaufe Napf
Stage 3, Entlebuch–Willisau
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Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Stage 2, Wolhusen (Werthenstein)–Sarnen
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Entlebuch
Entlebuch

Entlebuch

At the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch, the “Wild West of Lucerne”, stands the village of Entlebuch, whose historic centre is dominated by the parish church of St. Martin. The famous lush moorlands around the agricultural village are just waiting to be explored.
Entlebuch is situated in a hollow at the confluence of the Kleine Emme and Grosse Entle rivers, nestling between the foothills of the Pilatus mountain range and the Napf Region. The hilly and mountainous municipal area extends beyond Entlebuch, encompassing Ebnet, Rengg, Rotmoos and Finsterwald as well as the exclave of Dieplischwand. More than half of this wild landscape is used for agriculture, which is why around 20% of the population still works in that sector. Entlebuch is also characterised by its diverse energy use and has won several awards for its commitment to energy policy.

Visitors to the village south-west of Lucerne should not miss the parish church of St. Martin, built around the year 900. Its highlights include a rich, late-baroque interior, numerous ceiling paintings and a high altar. The village takes its name from the “Entilibuoch” valley church, first recorded in Rome in 1157. In 1653, the Entlebuch valley was a centre of the Swiss peasant war.

Today, the village is primarily known as the centre of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch, the first biosphere reservation in Switzerland recognised by UNESCO in 2001. Known as the “Wild West of Lucerne”, it encompasses a wide variety of landscapes covering more than 400 square kilometres: rugged karst formations, wild mountain slopes, idyllic Alpine meadows and, above all, the famous and unspoiled moorland. Nowhere else in Switzerland are so many and such expansive moors preserved as one coherent moor landscape as in the Entlebuch region.

Highlights

  • UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch: unique moorlands and fantastic flora and fauna of international importance.
  • Energy: the municipality of Entlebuch has positioned itself as an “energy centre” within the UNESCO Biosphere. The energy nature trail connects six themed adventure platforms.
  • Finsterwald: some of the finest cross-country ski trails in Central Switzerland can be found above Entlebuch, passing through a varied landscape of forests and moorlands.
  • Hiking and cycling: the region offers an extensive network of well-marked hiking and cycle paths, with routes through forests, wild rift valleys, expansive moors and beautiful mountain pastures, alongside small rivers with alluvial landscapes and over mountain ranges with spectacular views.
At the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch, the “Wild West of Lucerne”, stands the village of Entlebuch, whose historic centre is dominated by the parish church of St. Martin. The famous lush moorlands around the agricultural village are just waiting to be explored.
Entlebuch is situated in a hollow at the confluence of the Kleine Emme and Grosse Entle rivers, nestling between the foothills of the Pilatus mountain range and the Napf Region. The hilly and mountainous municipal area extends beyond Entlebuch, encompassing Ebnet, Rengg, Rotmoos and Finsterwald as well as the exclave of Dieplischwand. More than half of this wild landscape is used for agriculture, which is why around 20% of the population still works in that sector. Entlebuch is also characterised by its diverse energy use and has won several awards for its commitment to energy policy.

Visitors to the village south-west of Lucerne should not miss the parish church of St. Martin, built around the year 900. Its highlights include a rich, late-baroque interior, numerous ceiling paintings and a high altar. The village takes its name from the “Entilibuoch” valley church, first recorded in Rome in 1157. In 1653, the Entlebuch valley was a centre of the Swiss peasant war.

Today, the village is primarily known as the centre of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch, the first biosphere reservation in Switzerland recognised by UNESCO in 2001. Known as the “Wild West of Lucerne”, it encompasses a wide variety of landscapes covering more than 400 square kilometres: rugged karst formations, wild mountain slopes, idyllic Alpine meadows and, above all, the famous and unspoiled moorland. Nowhere else in Switzerland are so many and such expansive moors preserved as one coherent moor landscape as in the Entlebuch region.

Highlights

  • UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch: unique moorlands and fantastic flora and fauna of international importance.
  • Energy: the municipality of Entlebuch has positioned itself as an “energy centre” within the UNESCO Biosphere. The energy nature trail connects six themed adventure platforms.
  • Finsterwald: some of the finest cross-country ski trails in Central Switzerland can be found above Entlebuch, passing through a varied landscape of forests and moorlands.
  • Hiking and cycling: the region offers an extensive network of well-marked hiking and cycle paths, with routes through forests, wild rift valleys, expansive moors and beautiful mountain pastures, alongside small rivers with alluvial landscapes and over mountain ranges with spectacular views.

Arrival and return Entlebuch

Adresse

Tourismus Gemeinde Entlebuch
Tourismus-Informationsstelle
Bäckerei Pfisterhaus
6162 Entlebuch
Tel. +41 (0)41 480 11 65
info@tourismus-entlebuch.ch
www.tourismus-entlebuch.ch

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Drei Könige
Drei Könige
Entlebuch
Lindenhof
Lindenhof
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Places of interest

Adventure Energy in Entlebuch
Adventure Energy in Entlebuch
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Hiking in

Entlebuch
Emmenuferweg
Emmenuferweg
Stage 2, Schüpfheim–Wolhusen
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Cycling in

Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 3, Escholzmatt–Luzern
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Herzschlaufe Napf
Herzschlaufe Napf
Stage 2, Langnau–Entlebuch
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Herzschlaufe Napf
Herzschlaufe Napf
Stage 3, Entlebuch–Willisau
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Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Stage 2, Wolhusen (Werthenstein)–Sarnen
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