Route SchweizMobil Route 2: Trans Swiss Trail, stage 10 (Wanderland) Distance 16 km Hiking time 4 h 00 min Grade easy (hiking trail) Fitness level medium Ascents 300 m Descents 240 m Accessibility not barrier-free
How to get there
We recommend taking public transport. When starting from Bern, you can take bus line 12 from the main station in the direction of Bern, Zentrum Paul Klee and get off at “Bern, Bärenpark”. The hike ends at Worb Dorf station.
Public parking is available at Worb Dorf train station and the Bern AnimalPark, BearPark. The number of spaces is limited, which is why we recommend travelling by public transport.
The hiking trail is marked on the yellow signposts by a green logo with the words “Trans Swiss Trail” and the respective route number – number 2 in this case. Nonetheless, we recommend bringing a printout of the route just to be sure.
The Trans Swiss Trail is a 488-kilometre, 32-stage long-distance trail from Porrentruy to Mendrisio. The 10th stage goes from the city of Bern along the banks of the Aare river to Worb.
The hike begins at the Bern AnimalPark, BearPark and follows the river downstream. We recommend a little detour to Bern’s UNESCO-listed Old City, where you’ll see famous monuments such as the Zytglogge (Clock Tower), the Bern Minster, and the Parliament Building. Before leaving the city, make sure to glance back – the view of the Parliament Building from the river is magnificent. On this route, you will come across many restored bays of the Aare, where the river has been widened to give nature more space. Then you’ll leave the river behind and go uphill. In our opinion, it’s worth the sweat: once you reach the top, you are rewarded with a wonderful view of Worb Castle.