The ViaJacobi forms part of the Camino de Santiago which crosses Europe and leads from Lake Constance to Geneva, passing right through Switzerland in 33 stages.
The twelfth stage of the ViaJacobi leads from Wattenwil via Riggisberg and Rüeggisberg to Schwarzenburg. The ruins of Rüeggisberg Monastery and the church at Wahlern, enthroned on a sandstone ridge, are particular cultural highlights of this section.
Length 21 km Hiking Time Wattenwil–Schwarzenburg 6 h 05 min Hiking Time Schwarzenburg–Wattenwil 5 h 50 min Requirements easy (hiking trail) Conditions medium Height difference
720 m Height difference