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 valley into the...

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

Lama trekking

Lama trekking

Vroni and Martin Mäder belong to the not quite conventional farming...more

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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Lama trekking

Vroni and Martin Mäder belong to the not quite conventional farming families in the Schwarzenburg region. Put differently, how many farmers are there that keep eight lamas? The tour to the impressive Grasburg ruin is just one example of an experience-packed excursion with the undemanding lamas. A party of at least four people is required for a full or half-day tour, or for a short introductory trek.

Lama trekking
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