Sense and Schwarzwasser

Sense and Schwarzwasser

There can barely be any other canton boundary that is so clearly hewn into the landscape as the Sense Gorge. In summer, the gravel banks of the area where the Schwarzwasser flows into the Sense are popular with swimmers and picnickers, and you may also see some canoeists. Swim in the "Glunggen",...more

Church in Wahlern

Church in Wahlern

On an idyllic hill north of Schwarzenburg. Known for its panorama of the Schwarzenburg region and the Alps, their foothills and as far as the Jura....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

Sense and Schwarzwasser

There can barely be any other canton boundary that is so clearly hewn into the landscape as the Sense Gorge. In summer, the gravel banks of the area where the Schwarzwasser flows into the Sense are popular with swimmers and picnickers, and you may also see some canoeists. Swim in the "Glunggen", sunbathe, collect pretty stones – the Schwarzwasser is a great place for both enjoying nature and recharging your batteries.

Church in Wahlern

On an idyllic hill north of Schwarzenburg. Known for its panorama of the Schwarzenburg region and the Alps, their foothills and as far as the Jura. This makes the church a popular place for weddings. The large organ is unusual: Wahlern was the first country church around Bern to receive an organ built by the organ-builder Viktor Bosshard in 1758. It has been restored several times since.

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.

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.