Hiking & nature

Walking the Pilgrim Trail to Würzbrunnen

Hike from Signau, via Chuderhüsi, Würzbrunnen to Röthenbach i. E.

Natural experiences and picturesque landscapes await you as you hike along the pilgrimage trail from Signau via Chuderhüsi to Röthenbach. The view of the Alpine chain from Chuderhüsi is magnificent. You might even make a detour to the Chuderhüsi tower and enjoy the view from the very top. On the way to Röthenbach, you will pass the former pilgrimage church of Würzbrunnen, which is definitely worth a visit. The picturesque villages, lush green meadows and the gentle murmur of the streams accompany you all the way.

Travel in comfort with the BLS to "Signau".

Route description

This spectacular panoramic hike has been around since the early Middle Ages. Following in the footsteps of the pilgrims, the trail leads past the ruins of Alt Signau castle and the Chapf viewpoint to the 42-metre-high Chuderhüsi viewing tower. You can also end the hike here (note the timetable for the return journey). The historical hiking trail ends at the 1000-year-old Würzbrunnen pilgrimage church and the former small monastery in Röthenbach i.E..

Key data

Walking route Signau–Chuderhüsi–Würzbrunnen–Röthenbach i. E.
Distance 14,7 km
Walking times 4 hours 15 minutes
Level of difficulty medium
 

Availability & How to get there Today (Sunday) open

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

Take the train to "Signau".

Return journey from "Röthenbach i. E., Dorf" or "Röthenbach i. E., Chuderhüsi" by bus 271.

The bus stop "Röthenbach i. E., Chuderhüsi" is served on Saturdays and Sundays and on public holidays (May - October), the bus stop "Röthenbach i. E., Dorf" is served daily by the BLS bus. 

The normal public transport fares apply to the BLS hiking bus.

Food & drink

For a well-earned snack or thirst quencher, the following restaurants can be found on the route between Signau and Röthenbach i.E:

Experience report Travelita

Anita Brechbühl, better known as Travelita, wrote a review of her hike from Signau to Chuderhüsi in July 2020:

«Zuerst Sonnig, gegen den Mittag ziehen Gewitterwolken auf», diese Wetterprognosen verleiteten uns dazu, einmal mehr zeitig in den Wandertag zu starten. Ausgangspunkt unserer heutigen Tour ist Signau im Emmental, das wir mit einmal Umsteigen in Bern unkompliziert und überraschend schnell mit dem Zug weiter lesen.  

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