The Entlebuch Energy Experience
An energy-themed adventure trail
On different routes – through the varied landscape between Entlebuch and Finsterwald, partly following the wild Entlen river, through forests and past moors – you will find the six experience platforms on the theme of “energy”: River and Water, Light and Sun, Air and Wind, Gas and Fire, Forest and Wood, and Earth and Moor. On this varied hike, each station informs you in a playful way about the importance of the specific energy source for us humans. You’ll get interesting information, not only on the panels, but also brought to life through experiments and display items.
A leaflet with a map and an overview of the individual platforms is available at the Entlebuch Tourist Information Office. You can also download the brochure as a PDF.
In addition, a variety of experimentation backpacks are available to borrow against a deposit at the information office. We recommend you reserve them online by 5.00 p.m. on the previous day at the latest. Information and reservation
At the information office, you can book an excursion leader in advance, who will be able to give you even more detailed information on the individual energy topics. Exciting and interesting explanations about history, the landscape and nature make the guided excursion an unforgettable experience – particularly for group and club outings!
Entry to the experience platforms
Access to the adventure platforms
The Entlebuch Tourism Association would be delighted if you could make a contribution in the collection boxes on the trail. The proceeds are used for the upkeep of the facilities:
CHF 5.00 per person, or CHF 10.00 to 20.00 per family (collection boxes at Entlebuch train station, the “Earth and Moor” experience platform, and the Entlebuch Tourist Information Office by the Pfisterhaus café and bakery on the main street).
Prices in CHF, incl. VAT / Prices and products are subject to change without notice.
Route and platforms
• Circular route: Entlebuch train station – Burgstelle Entlebuch – Finsterwald – Feldmoos – Entlebuch train station
• Distance: 13 km (section to Finsterwald 6.7 km)
• Hiking time: Full route approx. 4 hours of purely walking time, plus approx. 1.5 hours for visiting the 6 platforms (approx. 15 min. per platform)
The route can also be shortened with the post bus connection from Finsterwald (6.7 km, approx. 2 hours plus approx. 1 hour for visiting the 4 platforms)
The 7 experience platforms
River and Water
Light and Sun
Air and Wind
Gas and Fire
Explorers in Finsterwald expect to find a large deposit of crude oil; instead, they find natural gas at a depth of 4,370 m. Alongside this drilling plate, which is now an industrial monument, there is also, befitting the theme, a barbecue area with a grill and seating.
Forest and Wood
Earth and Moor
Additional Fun and Games platform
Entlebuch Tourismus information desk
by the Pfisterhaus bakery/café on Hauptstrasse
Mon–Fri 06.00–12.00 and 14.00–18.30 hours
Wednesday afternoon closed
Sat 06.30–15.00 hours
Sun 07.30–11.30 hours
Subject to change without prior notice
Excursions and guided tours
At the information desk, you can advance-book an excursion guide to provide you with additional detailed information on the individual energy themes. Exciting and interesting facts about the local history, landscape and nature make the guided excursion into an unforgettable experience – especially for group and club excursions!
On the various excursions, you will visit different combinations of the Entlebuch Energy Experience platforms, or have a special excursion arranged for you according to your wishes.
How to get here
Weather & webcam
- UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch | Tourismus Gemeinde Entlebuch
- +41 41 480 11 65
- Tourismus Entlebuch www.tourismus-entlebuch.ch