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Culinary winter treat in Marbach

An experience for fitness-minded gourmands

Stroll through the magical winter scenery from Marbach to Lourdes Grotto, which was built in 1917 as an imitation of the original. After a stop at the tranquil, idyllic grotto, an easy walk along the Steiglenbach brook takes you to the Marbach Mountain Cheese Dairy, where a delicious and nourishing “Authentic Entlebuch” fondue using the dairy’s own cheese awaits you in the visitors’ gallery. You can then enjoy a gentle stroll along the Schonbach brook to the Hotel Sporting, where the tour is rounded off in style with a “sweet winter greeting” – a surprise dessert.

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Wednesday to Saturday (excluding public holidays) from 19 December 2020 to 21 March 2021

Recommended start time: 09.30–13.00 hours

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Sturdy winter shoes and warm clothing recommended.

Walking times

Route from Marbach Tourist Office – Lourdes Grotto approx. 25 mins

Lourdes Grotto – Marbach Mountain Cheese Dairy approx. 15 mins

Marbach Mountain Cheese Dairy – Hotel Sporting approx. 15 mins

Route for fitness enthusiasts

The tour can be perfectly combined with an additional snowshoe tour. After lunch, walk to the Marbachegg valley station, where you can hire snowshoes. On the signposted circular snowshoe trail, you can explore the area surrounding Marbach. Once you have returned the snowshoes at the valley station, the “sweet winter greeting” at Hotel Sporting awaits you as the conclusion of the tour.

Additional route approx. 60 mins
Circular snowshoe trail, Dorf to/from Hotel Sporting or from and to Marbachegg valley station opposite the hotel.


Culinary winter treat in Marbach

  • CHF 42.00 Adults
  • CHF 25.00 Children (6–15.99 years)
  • CHF 57.00 Adults with snowshoe hire
  • CHF 35.00 Children (6–15.99 years) with snowshoe hire


Included in the price:

  • Delicious “Authentic Entlebuch” fondue at the Marbach Cheese Dairy using their own cheese
  • A “sweet winter greeting” for dessert and one coffee of your choice at Hotel Sporting
  • Snowshoe hire (optional)

Drinks with lunch are not included.

Groups of 10 or more people should please book in advance. Max. group size 18 people.

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

Plan journey

Travel comfortably by train to Escholzmatt. Then take the Postbus to "Marbachegg, Talstation".

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