Hiking & nature

Over hill and dale to the Fritzeflue

Hike from Dürrenroth, via Oberwald, Fritzeflue to Eriswil

Marvel at the beautiful Emmental village of Dürrenroth before starting the hike. This hike leads over the Fritzenflue to Eriswil and promises not only unforgettable hiking experiences, but also a journey to the hidden treasures of Swiss nature. Discover dreamy paths that wind their way through majestic forests. The region is not only an Eldorado for hiking enthusiasts, but also a place of relaxation and inspiration.

Travel in comfort with the BLS to "Huttwil" and continue by bus to "Dürrenroth, Dorf".

Route description

The starting point of this hike is the remarkable village center of Dürrenroth. The church with its Laurentius bell from 1392, the oldest bell in Switzerland, deserves special attention.  The path leads through the forest up to Oberwald. A short steep ascent on a rough path leads to the wooded ridge of Hornbachegg. Here you can enjoy a 360° panorama over the hilly Emmental landscape to the Jura and even as far as the Black Forest. Continue through the forest to Fritzeflue. Descend through the hollow path to Eriswil.

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Walking route Dürrenroth–Oberwald–Fritzeflue–Eriswil
Distance 13 km
Walking times 4 hours
Level of difficulty medium difficulty, requires good physical fitness

Availability & How to get there Today (Monday) open

The trail is accessible from 1 April to 31 October.

Take the train to "Huttwil", and from there take bus no. 483 to the "Dürrenroth, Dorf" stop.

Return journey: From "Eriswil".

Food & drink

For a well-earned snack or thirst quencher, the following restaurants can be found on the route between Dürrenroth and Eriswil:

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