Bramboden – an absolute hidden gem
Discover this natural paradise!
Looking for new ideas for excursion destinations? Then why not visit Bramboden in Entlebuch?
The hamlet of Bramboden (1,053 m above sea level) is located south of the municipality of Romoos. This gem is nestled in the idyllic natural surroundings of Entlebuch at the foot of the Napf mountain.
Looking for new ideas for excursion destinations? Then why not visit Bramboden in Entlebuch? To get there, take the BLS route to Schüpfheim. Here you change to PostBus route 234, which takes you via Hasle to the hamlet of Bramboden (1,053 m above sea level), located south of the municipality of Romoos. This gem is nestled in the idyllic natural surroundings of Entlebuch at the foot of the Napf mountain.
Most of the local population work in agriculture and continue the traditional craft of charcoal burning. Hike along the ‘Köhlerweg’ (charcoal burner trail) from Bramboden to Romoos and learn about charcoal burning and its history. The hike takes you through a cross-section of the spectacular mountain landscape of the Napf area, as it leads over crests with incredible views and through wild and untamed mountain gorges. The actual hiking time is around 3 hours 45 minutes. If you would like to know when a charcoal kiln will be in operation and whether it can be viewed, please contact the charcoal burners' association: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bramboden is also the starting point for getting to the Napf mountain without having to negotiate some steep ascents. The Napf mountain looks like an unimposing hill from a distance. But it offers stunning views. The route from Bramboden provides some fascinating insights into the hilly landscape around Entlebuch and the Emmental. The views into the distance on this Napf mountain hike are unique.
There are also two smaller circular hikes for those who prefer a more leisurely pace.
- Bramboden–Oberhofarni–Erixmoos–Bramboden (1 hour, 50 mins.)
- Bramboden–Drachslis–Fallenboden–Bramboden (2 hours)
Bramboden is also a place of pilgrimage. The pristine mountain church is dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua. A visit to this little gem is always a restorative experience for body and soul. The peace and tranquillity of this place allow you to recharge your batteries.
Afterwards, you can enjoy a coffee with home-made tarts and cakes, or a “charcoal burner's platter” in the homely atmosphere of the Bramboden-Beizli restaurant, or visit Haus Weitsicht Bramboden.
Travel by PostBus and get a coupon for a coffee or mineral water. You can redeem the coupon at the Bramboden-Beizli restaurant or at Haus Weitsicht in Bramboden. You can get the coupon from the PostBus driver on route 234 Schüpfheim – Bramboden.
- Bramboden: a place of pilgrimage
- Haus Weitsicht Bramboden
- Charcoal burning
- Circular trail
- View of the hilly Entlebuch landscape
- Starting point for the Napf mountain
For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required by no later than 4 p.m. on the previous day. Tel. +41 58 448 06 22
Bicycle carrier systems available in/on the vehicle
Limited number of seats, reservation required. +41 58 448 06 22
Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus
Registration by phone: +41 58 448 06 22