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Sörenberg to Kemmeriboden Bad on the Trans Swiss Trail

Sörenberg - Salwideli - Schneebergli - Kemmeriboden Bad

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Sörenberg - Salwideli - Schneebergli - Kemmeriboden Bad

Published/updated on 30.05.2017 by GabrielleMerk | 24566 points
 | Date of Tour: 21.05.2017 | Favourite Entries (5) 

Stage 15 of the National Route No.2 "Trans Swiss Trail" starts in Schangnau and ends in Sörenberg, through the stunning Entlebuch landscape of Canton Lucerne.

The Entlebuch, designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2001 because of its abundance of highland moors, wetland biotopes and Karst landscapes, is nicknamed the "Wild West" of Lucerne.

The trail we chose is about half of Stage 15, and we started in Sörenberg and walked westward, thus enjoying the mighty Schrattenfluh, Hohgant and Brienzer Ridges ahead of us.

The trail is pleasant and not at all difficult, even the ca. 1-hour uphill section from Sörenberg which is a well-laid trail with many "stepped" sections, following the chair lift line. (There is also a cable car to Rossweid for those who don't want to walk the uphill portion).

Perhaps one-third of the hike is along narrow paved or forest roads used by the local farmers, but this is in no way tiring because of the fantastic landscapes.

Along the way, the Gasthaus Salwideli offers a rest-stop, and there is the cutest self-serve "Hofladen" (Farmer's Shop) at Schneeberg, where they offer a huge variety of preserves, teas, cheeses and sausages, syrups and so much more, all on the honour principle, which should not be abused as mountain farmers have to work hard to make their livelihood in these steep hills.

Toward the end of the tour the trail descends through the romantic Emme River gorge before reaching Kemmeriboden Bad, with its historical buildings and famous for its meringue desserts which can easily be shared by two people as the cream is so rich. Beware, it is a very popular place especially on the weekend, as it is easily reached by road from the Schangnau side.

Published/updated on 30.05.2017 by GabrielleMerk (24566 points) | Date of Tour: 21.05.2017

Route Infos

Central Switzerland
Time Required
3 hours 15 minutes
11 km
361 m
540 m
Max. Altitude
1447 m
Min. Altitude
976 m
Season Start / Season End
June - October
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Points of Interest
- This area is part of Switzerland's first UNESCO-declared Biosphere Reserve and all the moor landscapes and Karst rock formations are of interest (Schrattenfluh, Hohgant) - Historical farmstead at Kemmeriboden Bad with old Cheese House and Power Station. - Self-Serve "Hofladen" in the farmhouse at Schneeberg
Starting Point
Starting Point with Public Transport
Kemmeriboden Bad
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Sörenberg, Salwideli, Kemmeriboden Bad
Things to Note
- Salwideli Guest House and Restaurant open from May 20th to October 29th. - Can shorten the uphill section by taking a cable car from Sörenberg to Rossweid

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Wohl ebenso schön ist diese Wanderung, wenn Schnee liegt. Bis Rossweid benützten wir...

Rating: 5/6

Hiked on 09.03.2014 by Roru

Wohl ebenso schön ist diese Wanderung, wenn Schnee liegt. Bis Rossweid benützten wir die Gondelbahn und folgten dann dem pinkfarben markierten Winterwanderweg.

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Sehr schöne, einfache Wanderung. Meringue Dessert in Kemmeriboden Bad ist zu empfehlen.

Rating: 5/6

Hiked on 21.05.2017 by GabrielleMerk

Sehr schöne, einfache Wanderung. Meringue Dessert in Kemmeriboden Bad ist zu empfehlen.

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