Hiking from Lake Wohlen–Illiswil–Wohlen
Take a day trip to explore the beautiful Frienisberg region. With the peace and quiet of Lake Wohlen and the beauty of the countryside this loop trail is an absolute delight.
The loop trail begins in Wohlen with a path next to the church leading down to Wohlei Bridge. “Bogen 17 Kiosque” is a cosy pub located under arch no. 17 and in the summer, it is a perfect place for the first refreshment on this hike. The walk leads along Lake Wohlen, mostly on unpaved roads without much traffic. With the peaceful lake on one side and the beautiful countryside on the other this path is an absolute delight. Close to Hofen the old mill comes into view. On “milling days” the mill is open to visitors. At Usserprägel we leave the shores of Lake Wohlen and head for Tuftgraben Bridge, but before we get there, we turn off in the direction of Illiswil. The route leads through Hofen Forest where you might want to stop for a snack at the comfortable Hofenwald cabin. If it happens to rain, the cabin is ideal for protection. The last leg before Illiswil crosses an open field. Take a look at the beautiful farms before you follow the path to Illiswil Forest on the northern edge of the village. Here you turn right and return through the Mülital back to Wohlen. Stop at the outdoor restaurant of Gasthof Kreuz for a delicious dessert to end the beautiful day.
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Timetable 30.100 Bern–Wohlen–Detligen–AarbergTimetable 30.107 Bern–Wohlen–Uettligen–(Kirchlindach)–(Zollikofen)
Route open all year
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Use the well-marked hiking trails to explore the Frienisberg region on foot.
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Welcome to the oldest common carrier of Switzerland
The lower mill is the main building, built in 1834. The grist mill was in operation until 1994. Most of the equipment is kept in working condition and regularly used for demonstrations. In 2015, the old Hofen mill was the winner of the Swiss Heritage Award. Nowadays the water is used to generate hydroelectric power.
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The Tuftgraben Bridge is an elegant and impressive wooden structure. It is open to pedestrians and bicycles only.
The lovely pub on the lake is located directly underneath the Wohlei Bridge. Restaurant, bar and grilling station are perfect places to linger and the menu with the delicious slow food dishes speaks for itself.
+41 77 432 31 02
Mo-Su, 12 noon – 11:45 p.m.
Information about start and end of the season and current news are provided on the Facebook page of Bogen 17 – Kiosque
The country inn just outside the city of Bern has a long family history. The main restaurant, two smaller rooms and the outdoor terrace offer plenty of space for a pleasant time and any event.
Further information about Gasthof Kreuz