The Frienisberg Route travels from Bern to Lake Wohlen and through the Frienisberg recreational area to Aarberg. The route closely follows the course of the Aare and offers glimpses of the beautiful river at every turn.
The Frienisberg Route starts at the Bern railway station and continues past tubular-shaped Lake Wohlen through fields, hedgerows and small forests to Aarberg. This historic route was already used in Roman times, and in 1906 it was the first scheduled PostBus line. The popular Frienisberg recreational area has many different leisure activities in store (all PostBus stops after Wohlen near Bern, Municipal Building). Situated at the western foot of Frienisberg, Frieswil offers views of the Bernese Alps and as far as Mont Blanc and the Jura mountains (PostBus stop Frieswil, Village). The medieval center of Aarberg with its covered wooden bridge is exceptionally picturesque (PostBus stop Aarberg, Post Office/Railway Station). Aarberg is an ideal gateway for excursions to Frienisberg or to the Grosse Moos. This former bog is now Switzerland’s vegetable garden and with its flat and traffic-free paths, it is perfect for inline skating. Twice a year, over 250 sellers and many more potential buyers gather at Aarberg’s flea and antique market. For those with a sweet tooth, tours of the Aarberg sugar factory are available in autumn upon pre-arrangement. A beautiful path leads from Aarberg along the banks of the Aare river to Fuchsenried. This marvelous unspoiled area and the wetlands along the water are home and resting place to many different species of birds.
Route open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information
PostBus Switzerland Ltd
P.O. Box 7574
|Telefon:||0848 100 222|
No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle
Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed
All vehicles are wheelchair-accessible. For information call tel. 0848 100 222
Explore the area of the Frienisberg Route on foot on the well-marked hiking trail system.
Frienisberg: active relaxation
The multifaceted Frienisberg recreational area offers many different options for hikers, bikers and inline skaters. Expect to be surprised by unspoiled nature and amazing views.
Frienisberg Tourism Association
p.A. René Borel
|Internet:||www.frienisberg-tourismus.ch (in german)|
Chutzen Tower and Chutzenhütte with barbecue area
After your walk to the Chutzen Tower, take a break at the Chutzenhütte (Chutzen hut) and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. This lovely hut and barbecue area are ideal for corporate and private events.
Reservations at the Chutzenhütte: www.chutzenturm.ch
Contact details Chutzen Tower
|Tel.:||+41 79 300 40 56|
Grosses Moos: relaxing at high speed
Inline skaters find optimal conditions in the Grosse Moos: a crisscross of flat, traffic-free, agricultural asphalt paths. You can speed through Switzerland’s largest vegetable garden on your skates and air out the cobwebs in your brain.
Tourism Biel Seeland
|Tel.||+41 32 329 84 84|
Frienisberg Monastery in Seedorf, established in 1191, is a combination of three architectural periods: Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. The Monastery is now a home for senior citizens and also serves as a stage for the Frienisberg Monastery Festival. The building complex additionally houses a public restaurant overlooking a charming pond.
|Tel.:||+41 32 391 92 92|
Aarberg sugar factory
Zuckerfabriken Aarberg und Frauenfeld AG (ZAF) is the only company in Switzerland that processes sugar beets and supplies the Swiss market with sugar and feedstuff by-products.
Tours of the plant in Aarberg (and Frauenfeld) are available in the fall (October and November). Group tours are good opportunity to experience up close how sugar is produced.
Reservations by telephone are required.
Phone +41 32 391 62 00