Central Switzerland

UNESCO Entlebuch Biosphere Reserve

UNESCO designated Entlebuch as the first biosphere reserve in Switzerland in 2001. It has more natural treasures (including moorlands and karst regions) than almost any other region of Switzerland.

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An idyllic landscape with fir trees

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Switzerland’s largest and most abundant moorlands, impressive karst regions and flora and fauna of international importance can be found in the UNESCO Entlebuch Biosphere Reserve.

Covering an area of 400 km2, the biosphere reserve offers a variety of attractive destinations for nature lovers as well as hikers and adventurers of all ages. Unspoilt moorlands, idyllic alpine meadows, wild mountain streams and the Schrattenfluh, which soars into the sky, make for very special experiences.

Excursion tips


You can travel comfortably by train to Wolhusen and then by Postbus on route 221 to Romoos, Post. Zyberliland is an outdoor adventure park in Romoos in Entlebuch and, with its attractive play areas, guarantees an unforgettable experience for young and old alike.

In search of the mysterious Bärgmandli mountain dwarves, adults and children will soon discover the first tracks leading to the Bärgmandli-Tritt hiking trail. All along the way, signs of the Bärgmandli appear with their little red feet markers, leading the curious children through nature to the play areas.

The children can climb the Talherrenburg, crawl through willow tunnels or divert the flow of the Mühlibach stream in various ways. The 30-metre-long marble run, known as the Zyberlibahn, is also a lot of fun. Meanwhile, children can seek their way out of the Eschenhaus tree maze.

Heiligkreuz site of natural energy

Route no. 233 Entlebuch–Hasle–Heiligkreuz–Schüpfheim takes you from Entlebuch via Hasle and via Heiligkreuz to Schüpfheim. It’s well worth stopping at Heiligkreuz. Heiligkreuz is a place of pilgrimage and natural energy in the UNESCO Entlebuch Biosphere Reserve.

Whether it’s a short walk to the place of pilgrimage, a visit to a themed trail or a multi-hour hike, there’s something for everyone.

Marbach–Kemmeriboden route

The Marbach–Kemmeriboden route no. 251 runs from Escholzmatt via Wiggen, Marbach to Kemmeriboden. It’s worth stopping along this route because there’s so much to see.

You can discover various monuments and buildings on the historic circular trail in Escholzmatt. On the Marbachegg, you can enjoy cart rides, flow trails and extensive hiking trails in summer. Meanwhile, there’s sledging, snowshoe trekking and winter hiking in winter, with breathtaking views of the Schrattenfluh, Hohgant and the Bernese Alps.

Sörenberg route

Sörenberg route 241 runs from Schüpfheim through the UNESCO Entlebuch Biosphere Reserve and the impressive Lamm Gorge to Sörenberg, stopping at the Rothorn Railway and continuing until Glaubenbielen. In combination with route no. 363 from Glaubenbielen to Giswil, you will reach a large excursion and hiking area, and experience a wonderful panoramic journey.

Away from the tourist crowds, the area offers a huge variety of leisure activities, including energetic and fairy tale trails, the Kneipp facilities, the Mooraculum moor children’s playground, satellite-guided hiking or guided excursions.


Route no. 234 will take you from Schüpfheim to Bramboden via Hasle. The hamlet of Bramboden (1,053 m above sea level) is located south of the municipality of Romoos and is a jewel nestled in the Entlebuch countryside at the foot of the Napf mountain. Hike along the charcoal burner trail from Bramboden to Romoos and learn more about charcoal burning and its history.

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