Twannbachschlucht-Weg
Twannbachschlucht-Weg

Hiking

Twannbachschlucht-Weg

Magglingen–Twann

Route report
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Twannbachschlucht-Weg

The hike from Magglingen over the Twannberg ascent and down to Twann is a popular classic. Spectacular views from above, such as the imposing Twannbach river canyon and fairytale lanes of the wine making village Twann make this tour so appealing.
The hike starts with a nostalgic ascent with the Magglingenbahn – and it takes just ten minutes to climb from Biel to the 450 meter higher-lying Magglingen. Stupendous views are seen from the terrace of the federal sports school – and on a clear day, view extends as far as the Pilatus to Mont Blanc.

A slowly ascending path - the old Kurpfad (cure path) - leads direction Twannberg. At the end of the path a wonderful view of the Plateau de Diesse opens up, extending broadly from the foot of the Chasserals. The close proximity of the Jura is clearly visible on this part of the hike – with sparsely scattered weathered pines a clear sign of Jura-like vegetation.

On entering the canyon the picture changes. Meter-high cliffs tower to the left and right of the stream- where waterfalls roar into the depths between water slides, on which water is projected at dizzying speeds, only to disappear with a loud splash in the small lake below. The route reveals one spectacular passage after another: bold ascents and paths through meter-deep undermined rocks.
The hike from Magglingen over the Twannberg ascent and down to Twann is a popular classic. Spectacular views from above, such as the imposing Twannbach river canyon and fairytale lanes of the wine making village Twann make this tour so appealing.
The hike starts with a nostalgic ascent with the Magglingenbahn – and it takes just ten minutes to climb from Biel to the 450 meter higher-lying Magglingen. Stupendous views are seen from the terrace of the federal sports school – and on a clear day, view extends as far as the Pilatus to Mont Blanc.

A slowly ascending path - the old Kurpfad (cure path) - leads direction Twannberg. At the end of the path a wonderful view of the Plateau de Diesse opens up, extending broadly from the foot of the Chasserals. The close proximity of the Jura is clearly visible on this part of the hike – with sparsely scattered weathered pines a clear sign of Jura-like vegetation.

On entering the canyon the picture changes. Meter-high cliffs tower to the left and right of the stream- where waterfalls roar into the depths between water slides, on which water is projected at dizzying speeds, only to disappear with a loud splash in the small lake below. The route reveals one spectacular passage after another: bold ascents and paths through meter-deep undermined rocks.
10 km | 1 Stage
170 m | 620 m
2 h 40 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Magglingen/Macolin
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Season

Season
The canyon trail is closed annually on 1 November - and reopened on Easter weekend or mid April following revised safety work.

Signalization

Signalization
From Biel railway station continue following the brown signs direction Bergbahn Magglingen (mountain railway). From the Magglingenbahn valley station ride up to Magglingen – and once up at the mountain station, follow the hiking path direction Twannberg/Twann. By Hotel Twannberg direction Twannbergschlucht/Twann – and at the lower entrance to the canyon, follow the hiking path direction Twann. In Twann, walk towards the railway station or boat station.

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Surface/foundation
Attention by wet weather. The stone slates in the Twannbach canyon get slippery.

Hints

Hint
Safety work is done each year to secure the footpath through the gorges. This is partly funded by an entrance fee.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Twann
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Contact

Tourismus Biel Seeland
Bahnhofplatz 12
2501 Biel/Bienne
Tel. +41 (0)32 329 84 84
info@biel-seeland.ch
www.biel-seeland.ch

Services

Accommodation

Lago Lodge
Lago Lodge
Nidau
Bed and breakfast Hermann
Bed and breakfast Hermann
Lamboing
B&B Hirt, Weinbau
B&B Hirt, Weinbau
Ligerz
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Places of interest

BielTrail – Downhill Track
BielTrail – Downhill Track
PasquArt Centre
PasquArt Centre
Wine tasting centre Viniterra Lake Biel
Wine tasting centre Viniterra Lake Biel
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