From Kehrsatz to Wattenwil
Take a day trip to explore the beautiful Gantrisch region. The Gürbetal Highland Trail, leading along the Längenberg and the Gürbetal Valley, is a perfect hike. For those who enjoy the incredible views of the Alps in the distance or if you have a cultural interest in beautiful old farmhouses, this hike is a special treat.
The Gürbetal Highland Trail begins in Kehrsatz. After a short climb, the path continues on natural trails along the side of the Längenberg and leads through fertile land and open forests.
The snow-capped Alps in the distance form the backdrop to the fantastic scenery and along the path you come across many beautiful old farmhouses decorated with flowers. Riggisberg with views of Lake Thun is located close to the end of the path. In Riggisberg, the trail passes the Abegg Foundation, a textile museum known far beyond the Swiss borders. Part of the last section of the Gürbetal Highland Trail down to Wattenwil, belongs to the Way of St. James.
Along the way, there are plenty of places to stop for a picnic, benches to rest your feet and guesthouses for refreshments. It’s easy to walk the Gürbetal Highland Trail in sections as it offers various PostBus stops to start or end the hike (see Timetable/Timetable Information).
Near Pfaffenloch the highland trail will be rerouted until further notice because of falling rocks. The detour is marked and increases the hiking time by approximately 40 minutes to 8 hours and 10 minutes.
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Timetable 30.320/321 Riggisberg–Thurnen (320) / Riggersberg–Toffen (321)Timetable 30.340 Wabern–NiedermuhlernTimetable 30.631 Köniz–Niedermuhlern–RiggisbergTimetable 31.056 Riggisberg–Burgistein–Wattenwil
Route open all year
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No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle
Bicycle transport is available on some departures of route 320/321. Reservations are required. For bicycle reservations please call Tel. +41 31 808 15 15 (08.00-17.00 h)
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Explore the Gantrisch region on the well- marked hiking trail network:
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Antique fabrics from different eras are on exhibit at Abegg Foundation. The valuable pieces are presented in an historic and artistic context. A fabric restoration and research center is also part of the Foundation.
Werner Abeggstrasse 67
Telephone+41 31 808 12 01
The Uecht Foundation operates the heritage-listed observatory at Uecht, a unique area for sky watching.
The observatory offers public tours for interested visitors.
Phone+41 31 819 12 57
A small memorial site located on the Leuenberg near Rüeggisberg is named after Bernese writer and journalist Otto Friedrich Rudolf von Tavel.
The site offers magnificent views into the distance, making it clear why the famous dialect-writing author called it the most beautiful place in the Bernese land.
Restaurant Sternen offers Swiss and Sri Lankan dishes every day.
The views from above the fog line are an additional delight.
Phone+41 31 809 03 53
For those who love to eat, Restaurant Sonne in Riggisberg serves fresh, wholesome food in a pleasant ambiance.
Restaurant Pizzeria Sonne
Phone+41 31 802 11 62
The delicious aroma of freshly baked pastry and bread draws people to the bakery shop. The outdoor restaurant and the indoor sunroom are particularly enjoyable places to sit.
Bäckerei Konditorei Ernst
Phone+41 33 356 18 83