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Family hosts

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...more

Medieval ruin: Grasburg

Medieval ruin: Grasburg

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...more

From the Gürbetal valley into the Schwarzenburgerland

From the Gürbetal...

Walk on the Jakobsweg from Wattenwil via Riggisberg to Schwarzenburgmore

The Way of St. James: Schwarzenburg-Fribourg

The Way of St....

This pilgrimage does not always have to lead to Santiago de Compostela -...more

Family hosts

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.

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Medieval ruin: Grasburg

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.

Medieval ruin: Grasburg
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From the Gürbetal valley into the Schwarzenburgerland

Walk on the Jakobsweg from Wattenwil via Riggisberg to Schwarzenburg

The Jakobsweg leads from Wattenwil in the Gürbetal valley through the rural landscape of the Schwarzenburgerland up to Schwarzenburg. There are fantastic views of the Stockhorn mountain range all along the way, whilst on the other side you can see over towards western Switzerland. You walk through small villages with picture-postcard churches. In Rüeggisberg there are some impressive ruins of a former monastery.

From the Gürbetal valley into the Schwarzenburgerland
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The Way of St. James: Schwarzenburg-Fribourg

This pilgrimage does not always have to lead to Santiago de Compostela - an impressive section of the Way of St. James is the ViaJacobi, a five hour walk from Schwarzenburg to Fribourg. This stretch is considered the most exciting part of the Way of St. James in Switzerland and has been used by the Jakobspilger - the St. James pilgrims - since the Middle Ages.

This pilgrimage does not always have to lead to Santiago de Compostela – an impressive section of the Way of St. James is the ViaJacobi, a five hour walk from Schwarzenburg to Fribourg. This stretch is considered the most exciting part of the Way of St. James in Switzerland and has been used by the Jakobspilger - the St. James pilgrims - since the Middle Ages.

The Way of St. James: Schwarzenburg-Fribourg
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