Its lush green rolling hills are characteristic of the Emmental, which is made up of the catchment areas of the "Emme" and "Ilfis" rivers and the Hohgant range all the way to Burgdorf. Along with Langnau and Sumiswald, Burgdorf is one of the largest towns in the Emmental.
When the weather is nice, the numerous paths over “Höger” (hills) and through “Chräche” (remote places) are great for bike fans. Due to the many uphill passages, you see mainly e-bikes, which – fun fact – were invented right here in the Emmental, which makes the FLYER the perfect vehicle for exploring one (or several) of the “Herzroute” trails that take you through this charming region. The serene landscape surrounding the Napf delights bike enthusiasts and hikers alike. The Lueg, a popular destination in Affoltern im Emmental, lies at about 900 metres above sea level and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Emmental’s hills and meadows all the way to the Bernese Alps.
The Emmental is known for its many specialities, from the skillfully plaited “Anke-Züpfe” (buttery plaited bread) to the sweet “Merängge mit Nidle” (meringue with whipped cream) to the world’s most famous cheese, the Emmentaler – it’s an absolute treat for gourmets.
Hotel Landgasthof Kemmeriboden-BadKemmeriboden-Bad has been welcoming guests for more than 150 years and hence has a long tradition of hospitality.HotelsSuperiorHotel Landgasthof Kemmeriboden-BadMore
Sun | BuffetIn the beautiful Emmental valley, you can have your cheese – and eat it, too! The Show Dairy serves a hearty and delicious Sunday brunch.BrunchBrunch at the Emmental Cheese Show DairySun | BuffetMore
Traditional crafts, a hops and malt workshop, or a summer filled with theatre: here are the Emmental event highlights.
Due to the current situation, some rules and restrictions apply. Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health. The organizer will also provide information on whether or not the event will take place.
Rippling, roasting, breaking, spinning, spooling, weaving - the Brächete Zäziwil takes visitors back to Gotthelf’s times. Once a year, the traditional craft of turning flax into linen takes centre stage. There is also a market with local specialities as well as music and dance.
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This active outdoor day in the Emmental is a fun experience for old and young, leisure enthusiasts and sports fanatics alike. On 12 September 2021, the 38-kilometre, car-free stretch between Sumiswald, Huttwil, and Kleindietwil is there for people to enjoy, move, play, eat, and try new things. Numerous activities on and beside the road provide visitors with entertainment and food for an all-round successful day.
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Learning fun and interesting facts about more self-sufficient times, enjoying contemporary art, and trying all of the different Kambly delicacies – you’ll never get bored with these activities in the Emmental.
An Enchanting Castle in the City of BurgdorfThis romantic little city nestled in the Emmental valley has more to offer than you would imagine. History and culture buffs, nature lovers and connoisseurs will all find something to enjoy here.Attractions, Trips & RecreationAn Enchanting Castle in the City of BurgdorfMore
Sensorium RüttihubelbadLiterally a “sense-ible” activity for the entire family: at the Sensorium at Rüttihubelbad, it’s all about the senses. A great experience, even on rainy days.Trips & Recreation, Art & Culture, Bern for FamiliesSensorium RüttihubelbadMore
Emmental Show DairyAt the Emmentaler Show Dairy, where traditional craft meets the latest technology, an all-encompassing farm experience awaits visitors as they are introduced to what might be the world’s most famous cheese.Trips & Recreation, Bern for Families, Trips with the entire familyEmmental Show DairyMore
Kambly ExperienceIn the midst of the rolling green hills of the Emmental valley, just 35 minutes from Bern, lies the quaint village of Trubschachen. Visitors immediately notice the delicious smell wafting through the village: a tell-tale sign that this is where Kambly bakes their world-famous biscuits – and they’ve been doing so since 1910.Trips & RecreationKambly ExperienceMore
Hiking Tour Eggiwil-SchangnauSchweizMobil Route 2: Trans Swiss Trail, Stage 14, Eggiwil-SchangnauHikingHiking Tour Eggiwil-SchangnauMore
Museum Franz GertschIn its completeness, the collection provides a constellation that is probably unique for artists of distinction. It nearly comprises the entire works of Franz Gertsch from 1987 to 2004.Trips & Recreation, Art & CultureMuseum Franz GertschMore
Trubschachen Heritage MuseumThe typical, historical Emmental settlement in the heart of the village of Trubschachen features a main farmhouse, an outbuilding (Stöckli) and a storehouse (Spycher).Trips & Recreation, Art & CultureTrubschachen Heritage MuseumMore
KaltackerHave you ever tried sweating it out in a “Schnapsbrennersauna”? Or relaxed in an “Ämmitaler Dampfstube”? At the spa at Landgasthof Lueg in the middle of the idyllic Emmental, you’ll be able to experience just that – and much more.Trips & RecreationPamper Yourself at Landgasthof LuegKaltackerMore
KonolfingenLetting go and finding inner peace in the Emmental: Schloss Hünigen**** (Hünigen Castle) in Konolfingen, with its in-house spa area and beautiful garden, is the perfect place for taking a break and unwinding.Trips & Recreation, Why Bern?, Why Bern?Wellness at Schloss HünigenKonolfingenMore
DürrenrothA wellness oasis awaits you in the midst of the idyllic rolling hills of the Emmental valley. The Bären-Wellness spa facilities at the Romantik Hotel Bären Dürrenroth are an ideal place to enjoy and relax.Trips & RecreationBären-WellnessDürrenrothMore