2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail

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Trans Swiss Trail

Stage 12, Lützelflüh–Langnau i.E.

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Trans Swiss Trail

A varied hike along the Emme, past shale banks and small falls, over old wooden bridges and through riverside woodland. The Heimatmuseum (folk museum) in the «Chüechlihus» (16th-century timber building) in Langnau, Emmental’s main town, is worth a visit.
The lovely village of Lützelflüh is located between Burgdorf and Langnau i.E.. The pastor and writer Albert Bitzius, better known as Jeremias Gotthelf, lived here until 1854. He campaigned for public schools, fought against the exploitation of children working on farms, and advocated measures against alcoholism.

Leaving Lützelflüh and crossing the Emme, the trail follows the scenic course of the river to the stage destination. It takes almost two hours to get to Zollbrück, where you find yourself in front of a huge timber factory. Here you can observe part of the production process with heavy machinery from nearby. The hike continues past gravel banks, river weirs and floodplain forests. At Emmenmatt, the Ilfis stream joins the Emme from the right. The last section follows the Emme tributary to Langnau i.E.. After just over three hours, you reach the "centre of the Emmental".

The name of the village of Langnau was first mentioned in a document in 1139. With its stately inns in the midst of a picturesque hilly and wooded landscape, however, Langnau has long been a modern centre of trade, commerce and services. Railway construction increasingly determined the region's importance in the 19th century. In 1864, the railway station was opened as the terminus of the Bern-Langnau railway line. Since 1875, there has been a continuous railway line from Bern to Lucerne via Langnau. The expansion of the transport routes contributed to a major transformation of the former farming village. In contrast to its still rural outskirts, it now has a more urban character, due to the development of small businesses, commerce and industry.
A varied hike along the Emme, past shale banks and small falls, over old wooden bridges and through riverside woodland. The Heimatmuseum (folk museum) in the «Chüechlihus» (16th-century timber building) in Langnau, Emmental’s main town, is worth a visit.
The lovely village of Lützelflüh is located between Burgdorf and Langnau i.E.. The pastor and writer Albert Bitzius, better known as Jeremias Gotthelf, lived here until 1854. He campaigned for public schools, fought against the exploitation of children working on farms, and advocated measures against alcoholism.

Leaving Lützelflüh and crossing the Emme, the trail follows the scenic course of the river to the stage destination. It takes almost two hours to get to Zollbrück, where you find yourself in front of a huge timber factory. Here you can observe part of the production process with heavy machinery from nearby. The hike continues past gravel banks, river weirs and floodplain forests. At Emmenmatt, the Ilfis stream joins the Emme from the right. The last section follows the Emme tributary to Langnau i.E.. After just over three hours, you reach the "centre of the Emmental".

The name of the village of Langnau was first mentioned in a document in 1139. With its stately inns in the midst of a picturesque hilly and wooded landscape, however, Langnau has long been a modern centre of trade, commerce and services. Railway construction increasingly determined the region's importance in the 19th century. In 1864, the railway station was opened as the terminus of the Bern-Langnau railway line. Since 1875, there has been a continuous railway line from Bern to Lucerne via Langnau. The expansion of the transport routes contributed to a major transformation of the former farming village. In contrast to its still rural outskirts, it now has a more urban character, due to the development of small businesses, commerce and industry.
13 km
150 m | 60 m
3 h 20 min
easy (hiking trail) | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Lützelflüh-Goldbach
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Arrival / return travel Langnau
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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

Gumpersmühlehof
Gumpersmühlehof
Grünenmatt
Hotel Hirschen
Hotel Hirschen
Langnau im Emmental
Hotel Emmental
Hotel Emmental
Langnau im Emmental
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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

Lützelflüh
Lützelflüh
Langnau i. E.
Langnau i. E.
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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