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Flüeweg Burgdorf

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  • Von Flue zu Flue.
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m 650 600 550 500 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Bartholomäus-Kapelle Bahnhof Burgdorf Tourist Info Burgdorf Gysnauflühe Erste Flue Bahnhof Burgdorf Schloss Burgdorf Waldeggbrügg Wynigebrügg Emme
An interesting family walk that takes you high above Burgdorf, through the forest, and over the striking sandstone rocks of the Gysnauflühe. Afterwards, you may still have time to visit the castle or, depending on the season, for swimming in the river Emme.
easy
Distance 6.5 km
2:00 h
221 m
221 m
650 m
532 m
We stand in Burgdorf and marvel. At the castle which towers high above the city on a cliff and at the "Gysnauflühe", four striking sandstone formations that rise on the right bank of the river Emme. The Gysnauflühe and the former Zähringer fortress are the landmarks of the city and lend themselves perfectly to being combined on this family-friendly tour of discovery.

From the train station, you first walk down one of the many paths to the river Emme next to the "Waldeggbrügg". We cross the bridge and the river Emme, then climb the Waldegghole and already find ourselves in the middle of the Gysnauflühe nature reserve. The marked hiking trail meanders from rock wall to rock wall through the forest, and there is much for children to discover: lizards lurking under gnarled roots, mushrooms that are best only looked at and, from the first sandstone formation ("Flue"), a magnificent view over the city and the castle opposite. The steep descent down to St. Bartholomew's Chapel is also an adventure in itself. The chapel was also called the "Siechenkapelle" (hospice chapel) in the past, as it served as a place of worship for the lepers who had to live outside the city walls. Today, the chapel holds worship and wedding services, and doubles as a concert venue. At the Wynigebrügg (bridge), we reach the Emme again and walk at our own pace back to Burgdorf station.

Author’s recommendation

Castle Burgdorf is currently in the process of being redeveloped. By 2020, it is envisaged that the castle will be home to a museum, a youth hostel and a selection of eateries.
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Author
Jochen Ihle 
Update: January 12, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
650 m
Lowest point
532 m
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Track types

Asphalt 42.43%Forested/wild trail 13.47%Path 37.44%Road 6.64%
Asphalt
2.7 km
Forested/wild trail
0.9 km
Path
2.4 km
Road
0.4 km
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Safety information

An easy circular walk on marked trails across the Gysnauflühe rock formations. Hard-surfaced and natural paths, yellow signposts. Keep a close eye on children on top of the Gysnauflühen rock formations (steep cliffs)! Climb grade: T2.

Tips and hints

Start

Burgdorf, train station (532 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'613'885E 1'212'224N
DD
47.060894, 7.621397
DMS
47°03'39.2"N 7°37'17.0"E
UTM
32T 395310 5212853
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Destination

Burgdorf, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

From Burgdorf train station (533 m), walk down to the river Emme and use the "Waldeggbrügg" (545 m) bridge to cross this. Walk up through the "Waldegghole" (550 m) for a short while, then keep following the yellow route markers, walking from "Flüe" to "Flüe" over the Gysnauflühe (650 m). Behind the first "Flüe" rock formation, walk down along the sunken path, passing St. Bartholomew's Chapel, until you reach Wynigebrügg (538 m) bridge. Cross the Emme on this bridge and walk back to Burgdorf train station at your own pace (either directly or with an en-route visit to the castle).

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Travel by train to Burgdorf.

Getting there

Travel by car to Burgdorf.

Parking

Car parking spaces and multi-storey car parks are available in Burgdorf.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'613'885E 1'212'224N
DD
47.060894, 7.621397
DMS
47°03'39.2"N 7°37'17.0"E
UTM
32T 395310 5212853
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Jochen Ihle / Toni Kaiser: Die 101 schönsten Wanderungen der Schweiz. ISBN 978-3-03865-041-6, Rothus Medien, Solothurn, www.wandershop-schweiz.ch

Author’s map recommendations

LK 1:50.000, 233T Solothurn.

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Equipment

Normal hiking equipment; in summer, swimwear.

Questions and answers

Question from Karin Siegenthaler · June 02, 2020 · Community
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Question from Karin Siegenthaler · June 02, 2020 · Community
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Answered by Jochen Ihle  · June 02, 2020 · Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
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Rating

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Massimo Vernocchi 
January 26, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? January 03, 2021

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
221 m
Descent
221 m
Highest point
650 m
Lowest point
532 m
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