The “Heart Route” from Laupen to Thun

This leg of the journey covers 64 kilometers from Laupen on secret paths over the wild Längenberg Mountain up to Thun.

The “Heart Route” from Laupen to Thun
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Ringgenberg

Sports, play and fun define bicycle riding on former railroad tracks.

The nostalgic expedition starts in Laupen near the train station and leads on the former railroad route up to the turning point near the Gümmenen Train Station.

Ringgenberg
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Laupen Castle

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.

Laupen Castle
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Achetringele in Laupen (BE)

The origin of this New Year's Eve custom in the Bernese town of Laupen can be traced back to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Originally it took place on the day of Christmas. Since it was a rather noisy and sometimes even rowdy celebration, town officials repeatedly tried to forbid it, without success.

The origin of this New Year's Eve custom in the Bernese town of Laupen can be traced back to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Originally it took place on the day of Christmas. Since it was a rather noisy and sometimes even rowdy celebration, town officials repeatedly tried to forbid it, without success. The local priest finally managed to have the date changed to New Year's Eve.

Achetringele in Laupen (BE)
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