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.

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.

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.

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.