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Rüeggisberg
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 12, Wattenwil–Schwarzenburg
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 18, Rüeggisberg–Guggisberg
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 30, Bern (Bärengraben)–Rüeggisberg
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 17, Münsingen–Rüeggisberg
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Rüeggisberg
Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 3, Laupen–Thun
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Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 1, Bern–Schwarzenburg
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 6, Thun–Fribourg
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Bern-Süd-Route
Route 37, Bern–Schwarzenburg (Rüschegg)
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Rüeggisberg
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Rüeggisberg
Rüeggisberg

Rüeggisberg

Rüeggisberg lies in the Gantrisch foothills of the Bernese Alps, between Gürbetal und Schwarzenburgerland. The most impressive landmark is the mighty priory ruin. As a place of power, it is visited by people hiking on the Route of St James and day trippers.
The former Cluniac Priory with its large Romanesque basilica and several ancillary buildings was the first settlement in a German-speaking region by the powerful order of monks from French Cluny. It was built in the 11th century on the southernmost tip of the Längenberg, on a jutting spur with impressive long-distance views. The priory was an important lodging place and refuge for pilgrims travelling the long Route of St James to Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. Today the number of walkers on the Route of St. James is increasing again but now overnight stops are usually made in comfortable guest houses.

As well as the village of Rüeggisberg with its typical Bernese farmhouses, another eleven hamlets belong to the municipality, often called «Hinterfultigen» in local dialect. Here are found two Maillart bridges from 1932/1933, regarded as masterpieces of reinforced concrete construction because of their futuristic shape.

The Gantrisch region is laced with countless hiking and biking routes. A favourite Rüeggisberg excursion destination is the Bütschelegg with a restaurant and panoramic views from the Bernese Alps to the Jura. Hikers and day-trippers love to spend time at the Rudolf von Tavel memorial with views of the Gürbetal, Aaretal, Thunersee and Alps.

In winter, children use the hill at the Tavel memorial for sledging. More serious winter sport is practised on the nearby Gurnigel (skilifts, attractive cross-country skiing area).

Highlights

  • Seilpark Gantrisch (Ropepark) in Rüschegg-Eywald - see the world from a squirrel’s perspective: the more daring can climb up to 35 metres above the ground.
Rüeggisberg lies in the Gantrisch foothills of the Bernese Alps, between Gürbetal und Schwarzenburgerland. The most impressive landmark is the mighty priory ruin. As a place of power, it is visited by people hiking on the Route of St James and day trippers.
The former Cluniac Priory with its large Romanesque basilica and several ancillary buildings was the first settlement in a German-speaking region by the powerful order of monks from French Cluny. It was built in the 11th century on the southernmost tip of the Längenberg, on a jutting spur with impressive long-distance views. The priory was an important lodging place and refuge for pilgrims travelling the long Route of St James to Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. Today the number of walkers on the Route of St. James is increasing again but now overnight stops are usually made in comfortable guest houses.

As well as the village of Rüeggisberg with its typical Bernese farmhouses, another eleven hamlets belong to the municipality, often called «Hinterfultigen» in local dialect. Here are found two Maillart bridges from 1932/1933, regarded as masterpieces of reinforced concrete construction because of their futuristic shape.

The Gantrisch region is laced with countless hiking and biking routes. A favourite Rüeggisberg excursion destination is the Bütschelegg with a restaurant and panoramic views from the Bernese Alps to the Jura. Hikers and day-trippers love to spend time at the Rudolf von Tavel memorial with views of the Gürbetal, Aaretal, Thunersee and Alps.

In winter, children use the hill at the Tavel memorial for sledging. More serious winter sport is practised on the nearby Gurnigel (skilifts, attractive cross-country skiing area).

Highlights

  • Seilpark Gantrisch (Ropepark) in Rüschegg-Eywald - see the world from a squirrel’s perspective: the more daring can climb up to 35 metres above the ground.

Arrival and return Rüeggisberg

Adresse

Naturpark Gantrisch
Schloss
Schlossgasse 13
3150 Schwarzenburg
Tel. +41 (0)31 808 00 20
info@gantrisch.ch
www.gantrisch.ch

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Places of interest

In the mires of Gurnigel/Gantrisch
In the mires of Gurnigel/Gantrisch
Rossgrabebrügg / Schwandbachbrügg
Rossgrabebrügg / Schwandbachbrügg
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Rüeggisberg
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 12, Wattenwil–Schwarzenburg
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 18, Rüeggisberg–Guggisberg
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 30, Bern (Bärengraben)–Rüeggisberg
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 17, Münsingen–Rüeggisberg
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Cycling in

Rüeggisberg
Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 3, Laupen–Thun
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Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 1, Bern–Schwarzenburg
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 6, Thun–Fribourg
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Bern-Süd-Route
Bern-Süd-Route
Route 37, Bern–Schwarzenburg (Rüschegg)
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