Hiking & nature

Hike from Burgdorf to the Lueg

Hike from Burgdorf via Kaltacker to the Lueg

The hike begins in the historic town of Burgdorf. Before starting your hike, make a detour to Burgdorf Castle and enjoy the view over the town. The medieval castle now houses a museum and a youth hostel. Afterwards, immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Emmental and discover the picturesque region from Burgdorf to Lueg. Along the "Via Jacobi" stage 28, one of the most beautiful hollow paths in Switzerland awaits you,, rolling hills and breathtaking views await you.

Travel in comfort with BLS to Burgdorf.

Route description

From Burgdorf railway station, follow the signpost "Via Jacobi" in the direction of Lueg. The path leads past the town park and turns left just before the upper part of the old town. Here you can also make a detour straight ahead to Burgdorf Castle with its restaurant before setting off on the hike with renewed vigour. After crossing the Emme, the path leads along the forest to the junction with the tarmac road. Now turn right up the forest through the Leuenhohle, one of the most beautiful hollow paths in Switzerland. You emerge from the forest on the hill and continue via Egg to Kaltacker, where you can take a break at the Hirschen restaurant. Over the last three kilometres, the trail climbs again and leads via Gerstler and Heimismatt to Lueg.  A detour to the Lueg monument is rewarded with a magnificent view.

Key data

Walking route Burgdorf–Kaltacker–Lueg
Distance   8.2 km
Walking times 2 hours 25 minutes
Level of difficulty  easy

Availability & How to get there Today (Sunday) open

The hiking trail is accessible from April 1st to October 31st.

Travel comfortably by train to "Burgdorf".

Return journey from "Lueg" to bus no. 468 back to "Burgdorf".

Food & drink

At the start, you can make a detour to Burgdorf Castle and enjoy a coffee. On the way, you have the opportunity to stop for a bite to eat in Kaltacker. Once you reach Lueg, you will not only be rewarded by the view, but also spoilt with culinary delights.

BLS suggestion

From the Lueg to Hasle-Rüegsau train station, you can also be picked up by the "mybuxi" bus cab. For more information on the booking app and services, visit mybuxi.ch/emmental

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