Schwyberg Trail
Schwyberg Trail

Snowshoe trekking

Schwyberg Trail

Schwarzsee–Fuchses Schwyberg–Schwarzsee

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Schwyberg Trail

The Schwyberg trail is a haven of serenity. Today, peace and calm have returned to a place where winter tourism was once very active. A breathtaking view from the Alps to the Jura awaits anyone who makes it to the summit of the Schwyberg.
The starting point for the Schwyberg trail is Schwarzsee-Gypsera station. From here, the path climbs gently to the Schlossisboden and continues along the Schwyberg ridge. The effort of climbing almost 600 metres will be rewarded with a 360-degree panoramic view. From the Bernese, Vaud and Fribourg Alps, the view takes in the Mittelland to the Jura massif further in the distance.

Calm returned to the Schwyberg in 2002. In 1999, Storm Lothar had destroyed the mountain restaurant there. Three years later, the ski tows from the ski resort also stopped. Since then, nature has firmly regained its hold on the line of hills in the Fribourg Pre-Alps, to the immense delight of snowshoe enthusiasts. With a bit of luck, you may even see some now rare mountain birds, such as the black grouse or large grouse, during your walk. These very timid creatures raise their young in the new-found peace of the Schwyberg.

The solitude that characterizes this walk also has its disadvantages. There are no restaurants along the way, but you can buy your provisions at the bakery as you set off.
The Schwyberg trail is a haven of serenity. Today, peace and calm have returned to a place where winter tourism was once very active. A breathtaking view from the Alps to the Jura awaits anyone who makes it to the summit of the Schwyberg.
The starting point for the Schwyberg trail is Schwarzsee-Gypsera station. From here, the path climbs gently to the Schlossisboden and continues along the Schwyberg ridge. The effort of climbing almost 600 metres will be rewarded with a 360-degree panoramic view. From the Bernese, Vaud and Fribourg Alps, the view takes in the Mittelland to the Jura massif further in the distance.

Calm returned to the Schwyberg in 2002. In 1999, Storm Lothar had destroyed the mountain restaurant there. Three years later, the ski tows from the ski resort also stopped. Since then, nature has firmly regained its hold on the line of hills in the Fribourg Pre-Alps, to the immense delight of snowshoe enthusiasts. With a bit of luck, you may even see some now rare mountain birds, such as the black grouse or large grouse, during your walk. These very timid creatures raise their young in the new-found peace of the Schwyberg.

The solitude that characterizes this walk also has its disadvantages. There are no restaurants along the way, but you can buy your provisions at the bakery as you set off.
9 km | 1 Stage
660 m | 660 m
5 h 00 min
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Schwarzsee, Gypsera
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 15th of December to 15th of March.

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired on site:
www.schwarzsee.ch

Contact

Schwarzsee Tourismus
Schwarzseestrasse 212
1716 Schwarzsee
Tel. +41 (0)26 412 13 13
info@schwarzsee-tourismus.ch
www.schwarzsee.ch

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