Laupen Castle towers high above the medieval town of the same name at the confluence of the rivers Sense and Sarine. The splendid fortress is the emblem of the region, and a protected monument of national importance.
Is personal contact with the host especially important for you? If so, the bed & breakfast, holidays on the farm and sleeping-on-straw accommodation offers are just the thing for this. Recommendations and information about the holiday region are provided personally by the host; children often also get to interact with the farm animals and family pets. Lists and information on such types of accommodation are available from the Gantrisch region tourist offices in Schwarzenburg and Belp.
Formerly the scene of imperial parties – now one of the finest medieval ruined castles in Switzerland: well away from the traffic, on a rocky crag that falls steeply away on three sides, are the partially restored walls of Grasburg castle. There are 140 steps to climb up to the castle. The well-preserved ruin can be explored in safety and is a popular destination for families, schools and hiking groups.