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Plaffeien
Freiburger Voralpenweg
Freiburger Voralpenweg
Stage 1, Fribourg–Plaffeien
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Freiburger Voralpenweg
Freiburger Voralpenweg
Stage 2, Plaffeien–Schwarzsee
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Plaffeien
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 2, Schwarzenburg–Plaffeien
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Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 3, Plaffeien–Romont FR
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Herzschlaufe Sense
Herzschlaufe Sense
Route 299, Laupen–Plaffeien–Laupen
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Plaffeien
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Plaffeien
Plaffeien

Plaffeien

Bordering on Canton Bern and in surface area the third largest municipality in Canton Fribourg, Plaffeien is the business centre of the Senseoberland. It also includes the varied and near-to-nature holiday and excursion destination of Schwarzsee.
The village of Plaffeien (French Planfayon) is situated on a small rise surrounded by forested pre-Alpine hills and mountains. The municipal district extends from the village over hills to Schwarzsee and the first 2000m summits of the Fribourg pre-Alpine range, e.g. Kaiseregg (2185 m).

In May 1906 almost the entire village of Plaffeien was destroyed by fire. The Catholic parish church was rebuilt and inaugurated in 1910, and is the largest neo-Romanesque church in Canton Fribourg. In rebuilding the village, the former typical structure of a cluster of buildings with winding lanes and shingled roofs was abandoned. Thanks to such farsightedness, today’s Plaffeien is an attractive village entered on the Inventory of Listed Swiss Villagescapes.

The Sense-Oberland Strohatelier (straw atelier) is a special Plaffeien attraction. The main activity is working straw into traditional hats for the national costumes of all regions of Switzerland, but the female employees also make trendy hats and gift articles, thus fostering the cultural asset of straw processing. A visit to the straw atelier is an insiders’ tip for groups and company outings. Plaffeien’s touristic attractions – apart from the Schwarzsee area – also include an educational nature trail and a small skilift in winter.

The first spa with a sulphur spring was built in Schwarzsee as early as 1750. The holiday and excursion resort of Schwarzsee (1050 m) with the lake of the same name is encircled by limestone mountains e.g. Kaiseregg, Spitzfluh and Schwyberg. Schwarzsee has been awarded the «Families Welcome» seal of approval for its child-orientated events, wheelchair accessible hiking paths, children’s and nature playgrounds, picnic spots, theme trails and winter-sport facilities.

Highlights

  • Schwarzsee – lake shimmering turquoise to black depending on the light, encircled by limestone mountains. In winter frozen and can be walked on.
  • Ice Palace at Schwarzsee - between Christmas and March, the artistic and imaginative ice castles, towers and grottos attract numerous visitors
  • Sensler Museum in Tafers – history and quirks of the Fribourg Sense district as well as contemporary culture.
Bordering on Canton Bern and in surface area the third largest municipality in Canton Fribourg, Plaffeien is the business centre of the Senseoberland. It also includes the varied and near-to-nature holiday and excursion destination of Schwarzsee.
The village of Plaffeien (French Planfayon) is situated on a small rise surrounded by forested pre-Alpine hills and mountains. The municipal district extends from the village over hills to Schwarzsee and the first 2000m summits of the Fribourg pre-Alpine range, e.g. Kaiseregg (2185 m).

In May 1906 almost the entire village of Plaffeien was destroyed by fire. The Catholic parish church was rebuilt and inaugurated in 1910, and is the largest neo-Romanesque church in Canton Fribourg. In rebuilding the village, the former typical structure of a cluster of buildings with winding lanes and shingled roofs was abandoned. Thanks to such farsightedness, today’s Plaffeien is an attractive village entered on the Inventory of Listed Swiss Villagescapes.

The Sense-Oberland Strohatelier (straw atelier) is a special Plaffeien attraction. The main activity is working straw into traditional hats for the national costumes of all regions of Switzerland, but the female employees also make trendy hats and gift articles, thus fostering the cultural asset of straw processing. A visit to the straw atelier is an insiders’ tip for groups and company outings. Plaffeien’s touristic attractions – apart from the Schwarzsee area – also include an educational nature trail and a small skilift in winter.

The first spa with a sulphur spring was built in Schwarzsee as early as 1750. The holiday and excursion resort of Schwarzsee (1050 m) with the lake of the same name is encircled by limestone mountains e.g. Kaiseregg, Spitzfluh and Schwyberg. Schwarzsee has been awarded the «Families Welcome» seal of approval for its child-orientated events, wheelchair accessible hiking paths, children’s and nature playgrounds, picnic spots, theme trails and winter-sport facilities.

Highlights

  • Schwarzsee – lake shimmering turquoise to black depending on the light, encircled by limestone mountains. In winter frozen and can be walked on.
  • Ice Palace at Schwarzsee - between Christmas and March, the artistic and imaginative ice castles, towers and grottos attract numerous visitors
  • Sensler Museum in Tafers – history and quirks of the Fribourg Sense district as well as contemporary culture.

Arrival and return Plaffeien

Adresse

Schwarzsee Tourismus
Hauptstrasse 522
1716 Schwarzsee
Tel. +41 (0)26 412 13 13
info@schwarzsee-tourismus.ch
www.schwarzsee.ch

Services

Accommodation

Anna’s Bed & Breakfast
Anna’s Bed & Breakfast
Schwarzsee
Hostellerie am Schwarzsee
Hostellerie am Schwarzsee
Schwarzsee
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Hiking in

Plaffeien
Freiburger Voralpenweg
Freiburger Voralpenweg
Stage 1, Fribourg–Plaffeien
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Freiburger Voralpenweg
Freiburger Voralpenweg
Stage 2, Plaffeien–Schwarzsee
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Cycling in

Plaffeien
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 2, Schwarzenburg–Plaffeien
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Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 3, Plaffeien–Romont FR
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Herzschlaufe Sense
Herzschlaufe Sense
Route 299, Laupen–Plaffeien–Laupen
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Plaffeien
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