Cowbells and meringues

Langnau i. E.

The wide, rolling countryside of the Emmental valley forms the natural setting for a mountain walk from Langnau over to Eggiwil.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Langnau station
End of tour: Eggiwil bus-stop, post-office
Access starting point: Trains from Berne, Lucerne, Burgdorf
Access point of arrival: Buses to Signau. From there trains to Berne, Langnau
Technical requirements: Easy
Physical fitness: Easy
Total altitude meters: Approx. 450 m
Hiking time: 3 hrs. 25 min.
Season: May to November
Gastronomy: Langnau, Hochwacht, Blapbach, Eggiwil
Overnight: Langnau, Eggiwil
Various: Views of the Emmental scenery


Langnau - Hochwacht - Blapbach - Eggiwil

The tour begins with a steep climb. Then you go on lovely paths up to the Hochwacht, where there is a fantastic vantage point. Then the mountain walk continues, mainly on wide paths, over to Blapbach. The typical mountain restaurant here is famous for miles around for its huge meringues. Then, fortified, you go on to the final stage of the walk. Like the climb up, the final descent to Eggiwil offers lots of wonderful vantage points.

The views on both sides of the high-altitude path are incrediblybeautiful. They extend from the Napfkette range to Pilatus and from thestriking Schrattenfluh over the Hogant to the high Bernese Alps. Thesound of cowbells will accompany you all along this walk. Paradiseindeed. The hauntingly beautiful hills of the Emmental have been thesetting for many novels and films - and fine meals, too, as at themountain restaurant Erika up on the Geisshaldenalp.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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