false

Hiking

Photo gallery

Hiking in

Schwarzenburg
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 13, Schwarzenburg–Fribourg
Show all
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 12, Wattenwil–Schwarzenburg
Show all
Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 18, Rüeggisberg–Guggisberg
Show all
Schwarzwasser-Sense-Schluchtenweg
Schwarzwasser-Sense-Schluchtenweg
Stage 1, Schwarzwasserbrücke–Schwarzwassergraben–Steiglen–Wahlern–Schwarzenburg
Show all
Schwarzwasser-Sense-Schluchtenweg
Schwarzwasser-Sense-Schluchtenweg
Stage 2, Schwarzenburg–Harrisstäg–Albligen–Schwarzwasserbrücke
Show all

Cycling in

Schwarzenburg
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 2, Schwarzenburg–Plaffeien
Show all
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 1, Bern–Schwarzenburg
Show all
Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 6, Thun–Fribourg
Show all
Herzschlaufe Sense
Herzschlaufe Sense
Route 299, Laupen–Plaffeien–Laupen
Show all

Mountain biking in

Schwarzenburg
Rund ums Guggershorn
Schwarzenburg
Schwarzenburg

Schwarzenburg

Schwarzenburg is the regional centre of the pre-Alpine Gantrisch region, situated in the triangle between the cities of Bern, Thun and Freiburg. The handsome village is a good starting point for excursions into the diverse and interesting Schwarzenburg and Gürbetal regions.
The village of Schwarzenburg in the municipality of Wahlern lies at the end of the railway line from Bern. Its pretty, characteristic centre is dominated by beautiful houses, handsome inns and a small castle. Crooked alleyways lead to the «Chäppeli», a distinctive pyramid-shaped chapel, constructed in an unusual style with a shingle-roofed spire.

The Wahlern Church is known for its idyllic hilltop situation above the village. The majestic panorama view of the Schwarzenburgerland region, Alps and Jura make it a highly popular wedding venue. The interior has an unostentatious, purist appearance and features a particularly large organ, an asymmetric choir with arched ceiling and a nave with a wooden ceiling.

The whimsical gnome garden is a mystical and amusing sculpture park showcasing oversized concrete sculptures by the artist Jürg U. Ernst.

Close to Schwarzenburg on a rock spur high above the Sense River stands the Grasburg, an erstwhile imperial castle and one of Switzerland’s most beautiful medieval castle ruins. The 140 steps that must be climbed to the entrance are rewarded with tranquillity and wonderful scenic views.

The exhibits at the Schwarzenburgerland’s history museum document regional history. Artefacts from the Route of St. James which leads through Schwarzenburg are displayed next to a reproduction of a typical farmhouse parlour and a plethora of utensils from the «good old days».

Schwarzenburg is an ideal starting point for several excursions into the Gantrisch Region: the Sense and Schwarzwasser Rivers are popular for summer bathing. The Guggershörnli peak is an exceptionally scenic vantage point. The ruined Rüeggisberg monastery on the Route of St. James was in its heyday one of the most significant in Switzerland, and the challenging topography of the hilly terrain appeals to mountain bikers and hikers.

Highlights

  • Wahlern-Kirche – unostentatious church and popular wedding venue on a scenic hilltop setting outside Schwarzenburg.
  • Grasburg – erstwhile imperial castle and one of the most beautiful medieval castle ruins in Switzerland. On a rock spur high above the Sense.
  • Sensegraben and Schwarzwassergraben – Sense and Schwarzwasser streams run through deep and narrow topographical depressions. Ideal for shaded summer bathing. Nature conservation areas.
Schwarzenburg is the regional centre of the pre-Alpine Gantrisch region, situated in the triangle between the cities of Bern, Thun and Freiburg. The handsome village is a good starting point for excursions into the diverse and interesting Schwarzenburg and Gürbetal regions.
The village of Schwarzenburg in the municipality of Wahlern lies at the end of the railway line from Bern. Its pretty, characteristic centre is dominated by beautiful houses, handsome inns and a small castle. Crooked alleyways lead to the «Chäppeli», a distinctive pyramid-shaped chapel, constructed in an unusual style with a shingle-roofed spire.

The Wahlern Church is known for its idyllic hilltop situation above the village. The majestic panorama view of the Schwarzenburgerland region, Alps and Jura make it a highly popular wedding venue. The interior has an unostentatious, purist appearance and features a particularly large organ, an asymmetric choir with arched ceiling and a nave with a wooden ceiling.

The whimsical gnome garden is a mystical and amusing sculpture park showcasing oversized concrete sculptures by the artist Jürg U. Ernst.

Close to Schwarzenburg on a rock spur high above the Sense River stands the Grasburg, an erstwhile imperial castle and one of Switzerland’s most beautiful medieval castle ruins. The 140 steps that must be climbed to the entrance are rewarded with tranquillity and wonderful scenic views.

The exhibits at the Schwarzenburgerland’s history museum document regional history. Artefacts from the Route of St. James which leads through Schwarzenburg are displayed next to a reproduction of a typical farmhouse parlour and a plethora of utensils from the «good old days».

Schwarzenburg is an ideal starting point for several excursions into the Gantrisch Region: the Sense and Schwarzwasser Rivers are popular for summer bathing. The Guggershörnli peak is an exceptionally scenic vantage point. The ruined Rüeggisberg monastery on the Route of St. James was in its heyday one of the most significant in Switzerland, and the challenging topography of the hilly terrain appeals to mountain bikers and hikers.

Highlights

  • Wahlern-Kirche – unostentatious church and popular wedding venue on a scenic hilltop setting outside Schwarzenburg.
  • Grasburg – erstwhile imperial castle and one of the most beautiful medieval castle ruins in Switzerland. On a rock spur high above the Sense.
  • Sensegraben and Schwarzwassergraben – Sense and Schwarzwasser streams run through deep and narrow topographical depressions. Ideal for shaded summer bathing. Nature conservation areas.

Arrival and return Schwarzenburg

Adresse

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

Services

Places of interest

Gantrisch Nature Park
Gantrisch Nature Park
Schwarzenburg–Freiburg
Schwarzenburg–Freiburg
Show all

Hiking in

Schwarzenburg
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 13, Schwarzenburg–Fribourg
Show all
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 12, Wattenwil–Schwarzenburg
Show all
Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 18, Rüeggisberg–Guggisberg
Show all
Schwarzwasser-Sense-Schluchtenweg
Schwarzwasser-Sense-Schluchtenweg
Stage 1, Schwarzwasserbrücke–Schwarzwassergraben–Steiglen–Wahlern–Schwarzenburg
Show all
Schwarzwasser-Sense-Schluchtenweg
Schwarzwasser-Sense-Schluchtenweg
Stage 2, Schwarzenburg–Harrisstäg–Albligen–Schwarzwasserbrücke
Show all

Cycling in

Schwarzenburg
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 2, Schwarzenburg–Plaffeien
Show all
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 1, Bern–Schwarzenburg
Show all
Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 6, Thun–Fribourg
Show all
Herzschlaufe Sense
Herzschlaufe Sense
Route 299, Laupen–Plaffeien–Laupen
Show all

Mountain biking in

Schwarzenburg
Rund ums Guggershorn