4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi

Hiking

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ViaJacobi

Stage 13, Schwarzenburg–Fribourg

Route report
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ViaJacobi

The trail leads along the Sensegraben, popular recreational area and nature reserve. After the Sodbachbrücke bridge, numerous religious symbols along the wayside are a clear indication that you’ve crossed the border into the Catholic canton of Fribourg.
You arrive in the canton of Fribourg by descending from Schwarzenburg to the “Sodbachbrücke”, via a sunken lane carved into the molasse and carefully paved with pebbles taken from the river. The grooves that were used as guides for the wheel hubs are still visible.

There are numerous sacred monuments along the way after you pass the bridge that juts out over the Sense. The neo-Gothic church in Heitenried, built in 1905, houses a magnificent carved wooden altar. You will also pass close to the Weiterlingen chapel, dedicated to Saint Apollonia. The neo-Romanesque church in Saint-Antoine, built in 1893-94, incorporates the old Baroque chapel dedicated to Saint Anthony the Hermit.

After walking along the Taverna, you will reach Tafers and its Sensler Museum, which tells the story of the region’s life and culture over the centuries. The path continues pleasantly via the Maggenberg towards Fribourg and its mediaeval Old Town, which is definitely worth a visit.
The trail leads along the Sensegraben, popular recreational area and nature reserve. After the Sodbachbrücke bridge, numerous religious symbols along the wayside are a clear indication that you’ve crossed the border into the Catholic canton of Fribourg.
You arrive in the canton of Fribourg by descending from Schwarzenburg to the “Sodbachbrücke”, via a sunken lane carved into the molasse and carefully paved with pebbles taken from the river. The grooves that were used as guides for the wheel hubs are still visible.

There are numerous sacred monuments along the way after you pass the bridge that juts out over the Sense. The neo-Gothic church in Heitenried, built in 1905, houses a magnificent carved wooden altar. You will also pass close to the Weiterlingen chapel, dedicated to Saint Apollonia. The neo-Romanesque church in Saint-Antoine, built in 1893-94, incorporates the old Baroque chapel dedicated to Saint Anthony the Hermit.

After walking along the Taverna, you will reach Tafers and its Sensler Museum, which tells the story of the region’s life and culture over the centuries. The path continues pleasantly via the Maggenberg towards Fribourg and its mediaeval Old Town, which is definitely worth a visit.
20 km
400 m | 560 m
5 h 15 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Schwarzenbrug
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Arrival / return travel Fribourg
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Contact

Signpost management
The Union fribourgeoise du Tourisme is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the hiking signposts and blazes on behalf of the canton.
Union fribourgeoise du Tourisme
Case postale 1560
1701 Fribourg
information@fribourgregion.ch
www.fribourgregion.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hôtel Aux Remparts
Hôtel Aux Remparts
Fribourg
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Bookable offers

4 Via Jacobi: Interlaken - Romont
4 Via Jacobi: Interlaken - Romont
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Places

Schwarzenburg
Schwarzenburg
Freiburg (Fribourg)
Freiburg (Fribourg)
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Places of interest

Gantrisch Nature Park
Gantrisch Nature Park
Schwarzenburg–Freiburg
Schwarzenburg–Freiburg
Sensler Museum
Sensler Museum
Jean Tinguely/Niki de Saint Phalle
Jean Tinguely/Niki de Saint Phalle
St. Nicholas Cathedral
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Urban golf - a first for Switzerland
Urban golf - a first for Switzerland
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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