2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail

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Trans Swiss Trail

Stage 15, Schangnau–Sörenberg

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Trans Swiss Trail

Wild, romantic route through the valley of the Emme. The rock faces of Hohgant and Schrattenflue are impressive, the former bathhouse at Kemmeriboden-Bad interesting. The wetland biotopes near Sörenberg have made Entlebuch a UNESCO biosphere reserve.
The hiking trails around Schangnau lead through a diverse flora and fauna. But you will also find beautifully decorated farmhouses, old craft workshops and traditional inns. Those seeking the tranquillity of nature are sure to find it in this area. From the village onwards across a pasture, the Trans Swiss Trail first reaches the young Emme. After crossing the river, you follow the paved road to a farm. The view of the Schibegütsch, the southwestern end of the Schrattenfluh, is lovely. On the right you can see the foothills of the Hohgant. You now follow the Emme riverbank for about one and a half hours, alternating between pastures and small wooded areas. Along the way, a themed trail tells the story of the life of the Swiss ski world champion and Olympic champion Beat Feuz, who was born in Schangnau.

After about two and a half hours, the hotel and restaurant Kemmeriboden-Bad with its beautifully decorated terrace invites you to take a break. It is located in the valley between meadows and mountains in the headwaters of the Emme, and is particularly famous for its meringues. You then hike uphill along forest and gravel roads to the next inn, Salwideli. There is no region in Switzerland with larger moors and mire landscapes. A quarter of all endangered animal species depend on intact moors for their survival. Because of the radical decline of 90% since the 19th century, such areas have become even more important.

You soon reach the highest point of the hike as you continue in the direction of Husegg. Shortly before Rossweid, the hiking trail branches off to the left. A pleasant path leads down to Sörenberg. The almost six-hour, eventful stage ends in this summer and winter holiday resort.
Wild, romantic route through the valley of the Emme. The rock faces of Hohgant and Schrattenflue are impressive, the former bathhouse at Kemmeriboden-Bad interesting. The wetland biotopes near Sörenberg have made Entlebuch a UNESCO biosphere reserve.
The hiking trails around Schangnau lead through a diverse flora and fauna. But you will also find beautifully decorated farmhouses, old craft workshops and traditional inns. Those seeking the tranquillity of nature are sure to find it in this area. From the village onwards across a pasture, the Trans Swiss Trail first reaches the young Emme. After crossing the river, you follow the paved road to a farm. The view of the Schibegütsch, the southwestern end of the Schrattenfluh, is lovely. On the right you can see the foothills of the Hohgant. You now follow the Emme riverbank for about one and a half hours, alternating between pastures and small wooded areas. Along the way, a themed trail tells the story of the life of the Swiss ski world champion and Olympic champion Beat Feuz, who was born in Schangnau.

After about two and a half hours, the hotel and restaurant Kemmeriboden-Bad with its beautifully decorated terrace invites you to take a break. It is located in the valley between meadows and mountains in the headwaters of the Emme, and is particularly famous for its meringues. You then hike uphill along forest and gravel roads to the next inn, Salwideli. There is no region in Switzerland with larger moors and mire landscapes. A quarter of all endangered animal species depend on intact moors for their survival. Because of the radical decline of 90% since the 19th century, such areas have become even more important.

You soon reach the highest point of the hike as you continue in the direction of Husegg. Shortly before Rossweid, the hiking trail branches off to the left. A pleasant path leads down to Sörenberg. The almost six-hour, eventful stage ends in this summer and winter holiday resort.
19 km
860 m | 640 m
5 h 40 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Schangnau, Post
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Saving metres in altitude
There is an aerial cableway between Rossweid and Sörenberg (Talst. Rossweid) that saves about 300 metres in altitude.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Sörenberg, Post
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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 zum Löwen
Gasthof zum Löwen
Schangnau
Hotel Kemmeriboden-Bad
Hotel Kemmeriboden-Bad
Schangnau
Hotel Rischli
Hotel Rischli
Sörenberg
Hotel Sörenberg
Hotel Sörenberg
Sörenberg
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Bookable offers

2 Trans Swiss Trail: Emmental & Lake Lucerne
2 Trans Swiss Trail: Emmental & Lake Lucerne
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Places

Schangnau
Schangnau
Sörenberg
Sörenberg
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Places of interest

The «HD-Weg» near Habkern
The «HD-Weg» near Habkern
Mire landscapes Salwiden
Mire landscapes Salwiden
Mooraculum Sörenberg Entlebuch
Mooraculum Sörenberg Entlebuch
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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