4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi

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ViaJacobi

Stage 28, Huttwil–Burgdorf

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ViaJacobi

Various key points of national importance line the ViaJacobi between Huttwil and Burgdorf. The Leuenhohle sunken lane, for example, was cut several metres deep into the sandstone. The former hospice with chapel, Dürrenroth Church and Burgdorf Castle are fascinating witnesses of the times.
Huttwil is a historic country town in the lower Emmental. It is known for its National Sports and Cultural Centre, the classicist town centre, and as a gateway to the Napfbergland. The hike, which takes more than six hours, starts at the railway station in a westerly direction. It first leads through the residential neighbourhoods of Huttwil. Soon you leave the town, pass the sawmill and find yourself climbing the Fiechtenberg.

The hike takes you from hill to hill to Dürrenroth, alternating between pastures and forest sections. Large, stately farms alternate with modest industrial cottages. The church dating from 1486 and the late Baroque Bären and Kreuz inns from the early 19th century embellish the unspoilt, historic village centre.

After the Rotwald forest comes the hamlet of Häusermoos. Further along the way via Weiden, it's well worth taking a short detour to the vantage point at Lueg. At the so-called Heiligenlandpöli, magnificent views of the Bernese Alps and the Emmental beckon. In medieval times, there was a watchtower here where an alarm fire could be lit in the event of war.

At the Lueg country inn, the stadium catches the eye. It serves as a venue for various Swiss folk culture events, such as concerts, comedy shows and musicals.

After Kaltacker, you're on the last section through the Leuenhohle, one of Switzerland's most beautiful sunken lanes. Part of the way had to be hewn into the sandstone to compensate for the steep gradients.

After crossing the Emme, spectacular views of the majestic red-brick Burgdorf Castle open up. When Berchtold V, the last Duke of Zähringen, built Burgdorf around 1200, the castle took on its current form. The scenic hike ends at Burgdorf railway station through the lower old town, past the town park.
Various key points of national importance line the ViaJacobi between Huttwil and Burgdorf. The Leuenhohle sunken lane, for example, was cut several metres deep into the sandstone. The former hospice with chapel, Dürrenroth Church and Burgdorf Castle are fascinating witnesses of the times.
Huttwil is a historic country town in the lower Emmental. It is known for its National Sports and Cultural Centre, the classicist town centre, and as a gateway to the Napfbergland. The hike, which takes more than six hours, starts at the railway station in a westerly direction. It first leads through the residential neighbourhoods of Huttwil. Soon you leave the town, pass the sawmill and find yourself climbing the Fiechtenberg.

The hike takes you from hill to hill to Dürrenroth, alternating between pastures and forest sections. Large, stately farms alternate with modest industrial cottages. The church dating from 1486 and the late Baroque Bären and Kreuz inns from the early 19th century embellish the unspoilt, historic village centre.

After the Rotwald forest comes the hamlet of Häusermoos. Further along the way via Weiden, it's well worth taking a short detour to the vantage point at Lueg. At the so-called Heiligenlandpöli, magnificent views of the Bernese Alps and the Emmental beckon. In medieval times, there was a watchtower here where an alarm fire could be lit in the event of war.

At the Lueg country inn, the stadium catches the eye. It serves as a venue for various Swiss folk culture events, such as concerts, comedy shows and musicals.

After Kaltacker, you're on the last section through the Leuenhohle, one of Switzerland's most beautiful sunken lanes. Part of the way had to be hewn into the sandstone to compensate for the steep gradients.

After crossing the Emme, spectacular views of the majestic red-brick Burgdorf Castle open up. When Berchtold V, the last Duke of Zähringen, built Burgdorf around 1200, the castle took on its current form. The scenic hike ends at Burgdorf railway station through the lower old town, past the town park.
24 km
680 m | 780 m
6 h 20 min
easy (hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Huttwil
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Saving metres in altitude
There is a bus between Lueg and Burgdorf that saves about 350 metres in altitude.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Burgdorf
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the canton.
Berner Wanderwege
Nordring 8
1303 Bern
info@bernerwanderwege.ch
www.bernerwanderwege.ch

Services

Accommodation

Winterholz
Winterholz
Rüegsbach
Nyffeler's Bauernhof
Nyffeler's Bauernhof
Häusernmoos im Emmental
Muessachen
Muessachen
Walterswil BE
Sommerhof
Sommerhof
Rohrbachgraben
Hotel Orchidee Burgdorf
Hotel Orchidee Burgdorf
Burgdorf
Jugendherberge Schloss Burgdorf
Jugendherberge Schloss Burgdorf
Burgdorf
Bauernhof Bättwil
Bauernhof Bättwil
Burgdorf
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Places

Huttwil
Huttwil
Burgdorf
Burgdorf
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Places of interest

Museum Franz Gertsch
Museum Franz Gertsch
Murder on the Route of St. James
Murder on the Route of St. James
Brüelhohle (Heimiswil)
Brüelhohle (Heimiswil)
Emmental Show Dairy
Emmental Show Dairy
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization