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 are 140 steps to climb up to the castle. The...more

Lama trekking

Lama trekking

Vroni and Martin Mäder belong to the not quite conventional farming families in the Schwarzenburg region. Put differently, how many farmers are...more

Sensegraben and Grasburg

Sensegraben and...

An exciting hiking tour via the old Sense crossing near the ruin of...more

Gnome garden

Gnome garden

This "family" of a very special kind grows from year to year: Jürg U....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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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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Sensegraben and Grasburg

An exciting hiking tour via the old Sense crossing near the ruin of Grasburg Castle, the largest castle ruin in the Canton of Bern. The tour also takes you to the wonderful vantage points in the Albligen Hills, west of the deeply cut Sensegraben.

An exciting hiking tour via the old Sense crossing near the ruin of Grasburg Castle, the largest castle ruin in the Canton of Bern. The tour also takes you to the wonderful vantage points in the Albligen Hills, west of the deeply cut Sensegraben.

Sensegraben and Grasburg
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Gnome garden

This "family" of a very special kind grows from year to year: Jürg U. Ernst conjures up gnomes from concrete. He recounts the stories of these large-eyed beings on tours. Visitors will be able to step into Pluto's head and enjoy a commanding view over the bizarre oasis from his crown. And all to the accompaniment of the waste disposal unit, which devours the drinking cups of visitors to the gnome garden... Open on set days in the summer, and by arrangement.

Gnome garden
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