Route SchweizMobil Route 3: Alpine Panorama Trail Stage 15 (Wanderland) Distance 16 km Hiking time 4 h 45 min Grade easy (hiking trail) Fitness level medium Ascents 640 m Descents 820 m Accessibility not barrier-free
How to get there
We recommend taking public transport. If you start on Lüderenalp, there’s a seasonal hiker’s bus in the summer months. In the other months, you can take bus line 286 toward Oberfrittenbach from Langnau station and get off at “Aeugstmatt”. You can also start the hike there. If you start on Moosegg, you can take bus line B 792 from Worb, Dorf in the direction of Biglen, Bahnhof and get off at “Moosegg, Hotel”. This bus only runs from Friday to Sunday.
There is public parking in Lüderenalp. There are no parking spaces in Moosegg, 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 “Alpenpanorama-Weg” and the respective route number – number 3 in this case. Nonetheless, we recommend bringing a printout of the We recommend bringing a printout of the route just to be sure.
The Alpine Panorama Trail stretches 510 kilometres across Switzerland, from Rorschach on Lake Constance all the way to Geneva. The hike from Lüderenalp to Moosegg is the 15th stage of the trail.
You begin on Lüderenalp, a popular destination for day trips in the Emmental with beautiful views of the Jura region and the Bernese Alps. But you’ll have to say goodbye to those for the time being, because you’re starting with a descent! It will take about two hours until you reach the Dürsrütiwald forest, where you’ll encounter one of the forest’s oldest silver firs – it has been growing there for over 350 years. From there, you’ll be able to see the end of the stage, the Moosegg. You then continue further downhill to Emmenmatt, where the river Ilfis flows into the Emme. After passing old farms and fields, you’re headed uphill again.
At the end of this hike, the Moosegg Hotel awaits (yay!), where you can recharge your batteries after the strenuous, 90-minute ascent. The hotel is best known for its excellent cuisine – the chef’s delicious creations have earned them 16 GaultMillau points. Our recommendation: Instead of returning home, why not spend the night and hike the 16th stage to Münsingen the next day?
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