Gnome garden

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...more

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...more

Church in Wahlern

Church in Wahlern

On an idyllic hill north of Schwarzenburg. Known for its panorama of the...more

From the Gürbetal valley into the Schwarzenburgerland

From the Gürbetal...

Walk on the Jakobsweg from Wattenwil via Riggisberg to Schwarzenburgmore

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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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.

Sense and Schwarzwasser
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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.

Church in Wahlern
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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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