2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail

Hiking

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Trans Swiss Trail

Stage 9, Laupen–Bern

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Trans Swiss Trail

The route follows the River Sense, then winds up to the heights with views of the Alpine peaks. Proud farmsteads in Mengestorf stand in contrast to the residential outskirts of Bern, where the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage.
Laupen is a "historic landmark": a legendary battle took place here in 1339, when the numerically inferior Bernese army, with support from the Waldstätten, drove out the Burgundian and Habsburg troops. The fact that Bern finally joined the Confederation a little later had a lot to do with the joint success. Instead of heading straight for Bern, you should take a quick look at the Läubli square. Ancient timber-framed houses nestle close to the sandstone cliffs as if in a picture book. The square is dominated by the Laupen castle which towers above on a sandstone ledge. And less than ten minutes in the other direction, the two rivers Saane and Sense unite.

Staying between the Sense and the railway tracks, you reach Neuenegg after about an hour; then Flamatt half an hour later. Along the Sense nature trail, you can refresh your knowledge at the information boards. Pre-alpine rivers like the Sense are known for their changing water levels. At low water, the water flow is sometimes only 2-3 m3 per second. At high water, on the other hand, up to 500 m3 come thundering down.

While the railway tracks change to the other bank, the hiking trail remains alongside the Sense for another hour. At Sensenmatt, you leave the course of the river and follow the Scherlibach stream. Then you have to tackle a short ascent to the Mängistorfberg. With a bit of luck, you can see the alpine peaks from here. A short descent, and you find yourself in the agglomeration of Bern. Past residential neighbourhoods, the trail follows the edge of the Chünziberg forest to Liebefeld and the Fischermätteli near Bern Bümpliz. The hike ends in the capital of Switzerland. Bern's old town is a UNESCO world heritage site and features 6 kilometres of arcades, the so-called Lauben, one of the longest weather-protected shopping promenades in Europe.
The route follows the River Sense, then winds up to the heights with views of the Alpine peaks. Proud farmsteads in Mengestorf stand in contrast to the residential outskirts of Bern, where the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage.
Laupen is a "historic landmark": a legendary battle took place here in 1339, when the numerically inferior Bernese army, with support from the Waldstätten, drove out the Burgundian and Habsburg troops. The fact that Bern finally joined the Confederation a little later had a lot to do with the joint success. Instead of heading straight for Bern, you should take a quick look at the Läubli square. Ancient timber-framed houses nestle close to the sandstone cliffs as if in a picture book. The square is dominated by the Laupen castle which towers above on a sandstone ledge. And less than ten minutes in the other direction, the two rivers Saane and Sense unite.

Staying between the Sense and the railway tracks, you reach Neuenegg after about an hour; then Flamatt half an hour later. Along the Sense nature trail, you can refresh your knowledge at the information boards. Pre-alpine rivers like the Sense are known for their changing water levels. At low water, the water flow is sometimes only 2-3 m3 per second. At high water, on the other hand, up to 500 m3 come thundering down.

While the railway tracks change to the other bank, the hiking trail remains alongside the Sense for another hour. At Sensenmatt, you leave the course of the river and follow the Scherlibach stream. Then you have to tackle a short ascent to the Mängistorfberg. With a bit of luck, you can see the alpine peaks from here. A short descent, and you find yourself in the agglomeration of Bern. Past residential neighbourhoods, the trail follows the edge of the Chünziberg forest to Liebefeld and the Fischermätteli near Bern Bümpliz. The hike ends in the capital of Switzerland. Bern's old town is a UNESCO world heritage site and features 6 kilometres of arcades, the so-called Lauben, one of the longest weather-protected shopping promenades in Europe.
22 km
400 m | 360 m
5 h 35 min
easy (hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Laupen
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Public transport section Bern
The section between Bern, Fischermätteli and Bern, Bärengraben is travelled by tram and is not signalled.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Bern
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the canton.
Berner Wanderwege
Nordring 8
1303 Bern
info@bernerwanderwege.ch
www.bernerwanderwege.ch

Services

Accommodation

Gasthof Bären
Gasthof Bären
Laupen BE
B+B Chez Papillon
B+B Chez Papillon
Laupen BE
Fribis Farm
Fribis Farm
Neuenegg
La Pergola Bern
La Pergola Bern
Bern
Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke
Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke
Bern
Hotel-Pension Marthahaus
Hotel-Pension Marthahaus
Bern
Jugendherberge Bern
Jugendherberge Bern
Bern
Hostel 77
Hostel 77
Bern
BnB Eichholz Bern
BnB Eichholz Bern
Wabern
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Bookable offers

2 Trans Swiss Trail: Neuenburg - Langnau im Emmental
2 Trans Swiss Trail: Neuenburg - Langnau im Emmental
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Places

Laupen
Laupen
Bern
Bern
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Places of interest

Läubliplatz in Laupen
Läubliplatz in Laupen
Laupen Castle
Laupen Castle
Swiss Bike Park Oberried
Swiss Bike Park Oberried
Pumptrack Weissenstein
Pumptrack Weissenstein
Pumptrack Viererfeld
Pumptrack Viererfeld
Federal House of Parliament
Federal House of Parliament
Rollpark Lorraine
Rollpark Lorraine
Zeitglocken Turm (Clock Tower) - Bern
Zeitglocken Turm (Clock Tower) - Bern
Münster Cathedral Bern
Münster Cathedral Bern
UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bern
UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bern
Bern – a jewel in the bend of the Aare
Bern – a jewel in the bend of the Aare
Pumptrack Kleine Allmend
Pumptrack Kleine Allmend
Zentrum Paul Klee
Zentrum Paul Klee
Rose Garden
Rose Garden
Bear Park
Bear Park
Pumptrack Wyssloch
Pumptrack Wyssloch
Bern Historical Museum
Bern Historical Museum
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization