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Escholzmatt
Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 3, Escholzmatt–Luzern
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Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 2, Burgdorf–Escholzmatt
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 9, Variante Sörenberg–Escholzmatt–Schangnau
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Herzschlaufe Napf
Herzschlaufe Napf
Stage 2, Langnau–Entlebuch
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Escholzmatt-Marbach
Escholzmatt

Escholzmatt

Escholzmatt, in area the second largest municipality in Canton Lucerne, is part of the Entlebuch UNESCO Biosphere and lies on the watershed between Bern and Lucerne. Noticeable landmark is the parish church with its high, pointed steeple.
The villagescape of Escholzmatt (known locally as Äschlismatt) is classed as being of national importance. Particularly worthy of mention is the mighty neo-Gothic St. Jakob (St. James) parish church, one of the few neo-Gothic examples of historicism to remain intact both inside and out. The Schybistein (stone) standing in front of the village church commemorating the Farmers’ Uprising of 1653 is of particular interest. Also worth viewing is the Mettlenquartier: a huge linden tree on a square ringed by solid buildings characterizes this part of the village.

Escholzmatt in the «Wild West of Lucerne» is a part of Switzerland’s first UNESCO biosphere reserve. The Entlebuch biosphere encompasses precious moorland with rare fauna and flora considered of international importance. Beautiful water meadows lie alongside the Kleinen Emme. The Escholzmatt municipal district extends to the Schrattenfluh, one of the most impressive karst landscapes in the pre-Alpine region.

Guided tours open up this natural beauty to the public. Visitors walk along theme trails running through vastly varied landscapes. Escholzmatt also offers a GeoTrail, with information panels on local geomorphology explaining how the various landscapes were created. Also worth seeing on the trail are the chapels at Büel and Lehn and the upland moor of Tellenmoos. Departure point is Escholzmatt railway station.

In just a few years, Escholzmatt has developed into a site of culinary pilgrimage. This is down to the host and chef at the Gasthof Rössli, Stefan Wiesner, whose creative cuisine has already been awarded 17 Gault Millau points. His dishes, which often contain unusual ingredients from field and forest, have already attracted considerable media interest and earned him the nickname of «Hexer aus dem Entlebuch» (Sorcerer of Entlebuch).

In winter the nearby skiing areas of Marbach and Sörenberg are ideal for snow fun and frolics.

Highlights

  • Villagescape – of national importance, landmark is the neo-Gothic St. Jakob (St. James) church with its mighty pointed steeple
  • Entlebuch UNESCO biosphere – one of the most unusual moorland landscapes in Switzerland with fabulous fauna and flora of international significance.
  • Gasthaus Rössli – stone, straw and wood are just a few of the ingredients that have found their way into Stefan Wiesner’s kitchen.
Escholzmatt, in area the second largest municipality in Canton Lucerne, is part of the Entlebuch UNESCO Biosphere and lies on the watershed between Bern and Lucerne. Noticeable landmark is the parish church with its high, pointed steeple.
The villagescape of Escholzmatt (known locally as Äschlismatt) is classed as being of national importance. Particularly worthy of mention is the mighty neo-Gothic St. Jakob (St. James) parish church, one of the few neo-Gothic examples of historicism to remain intact both inside and out. The Schybistein (stone) standing in front of the village church commemorating the Farmers’ Uprising of 1653 is of particular interest. Also worth viewing is the Mettlenquartier: a huge linden tree on a square ringed by solid buildings characterizes this part of the village.

Escholzmatt in the «Wild West of Lucerne» is a part of Switzerland’s first UNESCO biosphere reserve. The Entlebuch biosphere encompasses precious moorland with rare fauna and flora considered of international importance. Beautiful water meadows lie alongside the Kleinen Emme. The Escholzmatt municipal district extends to the Schrattenfluh, one of the most impressive karst landscapes in the pre-Alpine region.

Guided tours open up this natural beauty to the public. Visitors walk along theme trails running through vastly varied landscapes. Escholzmatt also offers a GeoTrail, with information panels on local geomorphology explaining how the various landscapes were created. Also worth seeing on the trail are the chapels at Büel and Lehn and the upland moor of Tellenmoos. Departure point is Escholzmatt railway station.

In just a few years, Escholzmatt has developed into a site of culinary pilgrimage. This is down to the host and chef at the Gasthof Rössli, Stefan Wiesner, whose creative cuisine has already been awarded 17 Gault Millau points. His dishes, which often contain unusual ingredients from field and forest, have already attracted considerable media interest and earned him the nickname of «Hexer aus dem Entlebuch» (Sorcerer of Entlebuch).

In winter the nearby skiing areas of Marbach and Sörenberg are ideal for snow fun and frolics.

Highlights

  • Villagescape – of national importance, landmark is the neo-Gothic St. Jakob (St. James) church with its mighty pointed steeple
  • Entlebuch UNESCO biosphere – one of the most unusual moorland landscapes in Switzerland with fabulous fauna and flora of international significance.
  • Gasthaus Rössli – stone, straw and wood are just a few of the ingredients that have found their way into Stefan Wiesner’s kitchen.

Arrival and return Escholzmatt

Adresse

Escholzmatt Tourismus
Bahnhofstrasse 16
Postfach 26
6182 Escholzmatt
Tel. +41 (0)41 486 01 30
tourismus@escholzmatt.ch
www.escholzmatt.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Sporting
Hotel Sporting
Marbach
Meisenegg
Meisenegg
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Places of interest

Flowtrail Marbachegg
Flowtrail Marbachegg
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Cycling in

Escholzmatt
Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 3, Escholzmatt–Luzern
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Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 2, Burgdorf–Escholzmatt
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 9, Variante Sörenberg–Escholzmatt–Schangnau
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Herzschlaufe Napf
Herzschlaufe Napf
Stage 2, Langnau–Entlebuch
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