Foxtrail «Emma»

In search of Jim Button’s engine.

Join BLS on an exciting and modern treasure-hunt in Emmental and Entlebuch. Together with Jim and Luke, the fox is trying to find Emma the engine, who has disappeared. They need your help in finding her.

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    Emma the engine heard about the beautiful Emmental and the River Emme and was desperate to come visit the region that shares her name. She set off under her own steam to explore the area. But Jim and Luke are very worried about the engine, which is why the pair need your help! Join the fox in the search and help them both find Emma. But beware, there is many an obstacle to overcome along the way. You will have to prove your carpentry skills and demonstrate your knowledge of the famous Emmentaler cheese. And an old pumping station must be made operational once more, and you will be able to serve as an engine driver and maybe even steer a real engine.

    What is the Foxtrail?

    The Foxtrail “Emma” is ideal for your next family excursion, for corporate and club excursions, seminars, school excursions or simply for a fun time with friends. Here, nature becomes your playground. The teams must find tricky clues and crack codes along the way. But beware, these puzzles are not so easy! The clues are complex and can only be solved with smarts and team spirit.

    The route

    Route Start in Langnau i.E. or Schüpfheim, finish Trubschachen near railway sStation

    Route length

    Short trail total walking distance 3.3 kilometres
    Long trail total walking distance 5 kilometres
    Duration Short trail approx. 2.5 to 3 hours
    Long trail approx. 4 to 4.5 hours

    Both trail variations can be started at the train stations in Langnau i.E. or Schüpfheim.
    The recommended minimum age is 6.

    Food and drink

    Various restaurants in Langnau, Schüpfheim and Trubschachen.


    The Foxtrail is offered in German, French and English.

    Availability and rates


    The Foxtrail is available year-round.
    The start time must be booked in advance.

    Booking process and purchase

    • Online booking: The start time must be booked in advance.  At the same time, the Foxtrail must be paid for by credit card or TWINT for all participants.
    • Advice and purchase at all BLS Travel Centres: The start time must be reserved in advance at the BLS Travel Centre. Payment is made at the same time in cash or by credit card.
    • The starting documents will be sent to you by e-mail after placing your booking.

    Included in the price:

    Train transfers during the Foxtrail and travel to and from the location included.

    Prices, short trail Start in Langnau i.E. or Schüpfheim

    • CHF 32.00 Adults
    • CHF 79.00 Family
    • CHF 17.00 Children (6–15.99 years)

    Prices, long trail Start in Langnau i.E. or Schüpfheim

    • CHF 42.00 Adults
    • CHF 23.00 Children (6–15.99 years)
    • CHF 99.00 Family


    Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.


    Entstehungsgeschichte Foxtrail Emma

    Entstehung Foxtrail

    Wie entstand der Foxtrail Emma denn genau? Jetzt hier im BLS-Kundenmagazin «gazette» vom Frühling 2021 nachlesen!


    Lesen Sie das BLS-Kundenmagazin «gazette» online oder abonnieren Sie die künftigen Ausgaben in gedruckter Form.


    Take the train to Langnau i.E. or Schüpfheim (depending on the starting point of the trail variation). Return train journey departs from Trubschachen. The Foxtrail begins immediately by the respective train station.

    Train transfers during the Foxtrail and travel to and from the location are included in the price.

    Weather & webcam Today: partly cloudy 4/12°

    Today partly cloudy 4/12°
    Tomorrow light showers 4/12°
    Monday light showers 6/12°
    Tuesday light showers 5/11°
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