Magglingen - Twannbach Ravine - Twann

Biel / Bienne - Seeland

Biel: Lake Biel

Biel: Lake Biel

The hiking tour from Magglingen across Mt. Twannberg down to Twann is a "classic-" - the most popular tour of Lake Biel. The beautiful views of Twannberg mountain contrast strikingly with the deep Twannbach ravine. The views of the lake and Petersinsel island round off the tour, cementing its effect as a unique hiking experience. A subsequent stroll through the center of Twann, which is well worth seeing, is followed by a bonus - a comfortable cruise on a ship back to Biel.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Magglingen, mountain station
Access starting point: From Biel Train Station follow the brown signpost in the direction of the mountain station
Point of arrival: Train station or cruiseship station in Twann
Access point of arrival: Ride the aerial cableway back to Magglingen
Hiking time: 02:45
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Difficulty: easy
Difference in elevation: 430 m
Culmination point: 875 m
Season: January - December
Gastronomy: Biel, Magglingen, Twannberg, Twannbach Ravine, Twann
Overnight: Biel, Magglingen, Twannberg, Twann
Literature: Hiking Map Berner Jura Lake District


The picturesque Twannbach Gorge
The entry to the gorge is not all that spectacular - a little stream burbles along peacefully next to the hiking path. But the picture changes after the first steps. Rock walls, several metres high, tower upwards to the left and right of the stream. Waterfalls of various sizes roar down into the depths, with chutes between them that accelerate the water to breathtaking speeds before they thunder and crash into a small lake. Meanwhile, the hiking path takes you across one spectacular stretch after another - sometimes across a daring wooden footbridge, then underneath the cliffs which have been hollowed out to depths of several metres in places.

Tour Overview

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A tip for this hiking tour during the colder months: in the winter it is customary to eat Treber sausages in the wine village . This saucisson, cooked in the distillery during the distillation of the finest grape marc, is a traditional insider tip of the Lake Biel region. Served with potato salad, potato gratin or simply with bread, it is a unique delicacy and its consumption has become an extroardinary and cheerful social occasion at Lake Biel. Of course, it should be accompanied by a glass of local wine!

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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