Ride the Längenberg Route from Köniz across Längenberg past countless fields and meadows to Riggisberg and spend a few relaxing hours in the Gantrisch regional nature park.
From Köniz, a suburb of Bern, the Längenberg Route takes you through fields and meadows and farming villages to Riggisberg. Be sure to stop and visit the various historical buildings of the Köniz Castle complex (PostBus stop Köniz, Castle).
The trip continues along the ridge of Längenberg mountain to Niedermuhlern. The Farmer’s Trail, which starts in this small rustic village, provides a lot of interesting facts about agriculture (PostBus stop Niedermuhlern, Baumgärtli). The high trail from Niedermuhlern to Riggisberg and the great views it offers should not be missed (PostBus stops Riggisberg, Post Office, Hasli, Oberbütschel, Niedermuhlern, Post Office). On the way you will pass several viewpoints: Bütschelegg, the Tavel Memorial and Hasli, all with marvelous views of the Emmental hills, the Lake Thun area, the Stockhorn-Gantrisch mountain range, and the Bernese Alps.
In Rüeggisberg you will come across the impressive ruins of a former priory, an important station on the Way of St. James (PostBus stop Rüeggisberg, Post Office). Cultural open-air events, such as plays, concerts and exhibits, are regularly arranged there. Riggisberg is the starting point for a variety of excursions to the Gantrisch regional nature park and the Schwarzenburgerland region (PostBus stop Riggisberg, Post Office). Riggisberg Castle and the Abegg Foundation, where woven fabrics from different eras are on exhibit, make the village a cultural highlight.
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Tel. 0848 100 222
Route open all year
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0848 100 222
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Explore the area of the Längenberg Route on foot
The protected natural area of the Gantrisch region is waiting to be discovered: hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and mountain biking, rock climbing, ski slopes, a rope park, eBike rental, and a forest adventure path leave no room for boredom.
+41 31 808 00 20
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
+41 31 808 12 01
The ruins of the former Cluniac priory Rüeggsiberg represent a station on the Way of St. James. A special power appears to emanate from this place which also offers superb views. An exhibit provides interesting details on the priory’s history.
+41 31 809 03 22