Sense and Schwarzwasser

Sense and Schwarzwasser

There can barely be any other canton boundary that is so clearly hewn into the landscape as the Sense Gorge. In summer, the gravel banks of the area where the Schwarzwasser flows into the Sense are popular with swimmers and picnickers, and you may also see some canoeists. Swim in the "Glunggen",...more

Alt-Bechburg ruins

Alt-Bechburg ruins

For about 1000 years, Alt Bechburg has towered over the Augstbach valley above Holderbank: formerly a huge, proud castle, built in about 1050 by...more

A stint as a sheep shearer

A stint as a...

Experience the sight of some 160 sheep being given a short back and...more

Poisonous, medicinal and green 'dragon tea' herb garden

Poisonous,...

Countless medicinal herbs grow in front of and next to the Metzger...more

Sense and Schwarzwasser

There can barely be any other canton boundary that is so clearly hewn into the landscape as the Sense Gorge. In summer, the gravel banks of the area where the Schwarzwasser flows into the Sense are popular with swimmers and picnickers, and you may also see some canoeists. Swim in the "Glunggen", sunbathe, collect pretty stones – the Schwarzwasser is a great place for both enjoying nature and recharging your batteries.

Alt-Bechburg ruins

For about 1000 years, Alt Bechburg has towered over the Augstbach valley above Holderbank: formerly a huge, proud castle, built in about 1050 by the barons of Bechburg. The castle was destroyed by fire in 1713 and never rebuilt. Nowadays it is a fine viewpoint. The vast Manna Table (9x11 metres), an Expo.02 project, is a nice place for visitors to the castle to rest a while.

For about 1000 years, Alt Bechburg has towered over the Augstbach valley above Holderbank: formerly a huge, proud castle, built in about 1050 by the barons of Bechburg.

A stint as a sheep shearer

Experience the sight of some 160 sheep being given a short back and sides – and help give it to them, if you like, if only to find out what sheep’s wool feels like when it’s still on the sheep. You can also try giving your animal a more stylish hairdo, or just admire the sheer skill and speed of the shepherds hard at work around you.

Experience the sight of some 160 sheep being given a short back and sides – and help give it to them, if you like, if only to find out what sheep’s wool feels like when it’s still on the sheep.

Poisonous, medicinal and green 'dragon tea' herb garden

Countless medicinal herbs grow in front of and next to the Metzger natural apothecary in Beatenberg. Numbered signs serve to identify a portion of these. Learn more about these mysterious plants over a dragon tea (green tea) in the shop or in the al fresco cafe. Guided tours, presentations and Alpine herb walks are available on request.

Countless medicinal herbs grow in front of and next to the Metzger natural apothecary in Beatenberg.