From Guggisberg to Rüschegg

Discover the scenic Gantrisch region on an excursion. The hike leads up to the Guggershörnli with its spectacular views and allows you to enjoy unspoilt nature between Guggisberg and Rüschegg. 

At Guggisberg, the hike begins in spectacular fashion as you climb up to the Guggershörnli via a steep wooden staircase that seems to lead straight to the sky. The scenery already inspired the popular Swiss folk song “Vreneli ab em Guggisberg”. The Guggershörnli offers sweeping views over a large part of Gantrisch Nature Park and the Fribourg Alps all the way to Lake Biel/Bienne. 

Via Schwendelberg, the trail descends to Neumatt and Bühl. Continue downhill through Bühlholz to Nöthenhaus and Kräjeren. From there, a detour to the Gambach Falls is rewarding. This gem of a waterfall is characterized by typical undercuttings and large, broken-off boulders. 
After ascending over Alpine pastures and past small farmhouses, you reach Rüschegg. Rüschegg Church can be seen from afar, and taking a look inside is also well worth it. Here, you can admire a painting by world-renowned Rüeschegg artist Franz Gertsch. The descent to Rüschegg Heubach passes the artist’s studio at Hüslistett. 

Along the way, you can find many rest areas, such as the one at Schwendelberg (including fire pit).

Duration 3 hours 20 min
Difficulty medium
Distance 10.2 Kilometres
Altitude difference 430 Metres
Arrival Take PostBus route 612 to Guggisberg, Post stop
Return travel Take PostBus route 611 from Rüschegg Heubach, Post stop

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Timetable 30.612 Schwarzenburg–Guggisberg–Milken–Schwarzenburg
Timetable 30.611 Schwarzenburg–Riggisberg

Route open all year

Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Special comments:
Bicycle transport available for certain services on route 612. Reservation required. 
For bicycle reservations, please call +41 31 808 15 15 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

Special comments:
All services wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call 0848 100 222


Explore the Gantrisch region on a well-marked network of trails.

Hiking in Switzerland



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