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Hiking Trail

On the Lake Biel shore path

Hiking Trail · Nidau · closed
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  • The beautiful church of Sutz
    The beautiful church of Sutz
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This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 19.8 km
5:00 h
270 m
270 m
536 m
429 m
Unique hike on the southern shore of Lake Biel. The view of the lake, which is famous for its beauty, is unusually rugged from the heights of the Hofmannsfluh. The charming little town of Erlach is reached on an excellently laid-out beach path. Hard surface only in the area of the settlements.

From Nidau station, cross the bridge to the Nidau-Büren canal and follow it seaward. The exceptionally beautiful lakeside path begins at the lake: diverse lakeside forest trees and bushes, reed beds, views of the opposite villages and the broad St. Peter's Island are fascinating as you walk through the Ipsach beach bottom. Now to the somewhat elevated church of Sutz. In Sutz-Lattrigen, on the grounds of the von Rütte estate, 200 m from the hiking trail is the diving base of the cantonal archaeologists for documenting the pile-dwelling finds on Lake Biel. A showcase provides information on the excavations.
The trail through the Mörigen Bay and through the beach bottom of Gerolfingen is particularly secluded. Along the edge of the forest, you reach the Hagneck electricity plant, an important landmark in terms of art history from the time of the correction of the Jura waters.
On a flat sandy shore - once the bottom of the lake - you continue along the reed belt to Lüscherz, where several prehistoric shore settlements were discovered at the time of the correction of the Jura waters. Now the landscape changes: over ditches and through old sunken paths you reach the steeply sloping Hofmannsfluh, from which an owner of the Obere Budlei (named Hofmann) is said to have plunged into the depths on horseback out of lovesickness. Wonderful views through the old pine trees to St. Peter's Island and the Chasseral. Via Vinelz and the excellently laid-out Strandweg (beach path) you reach the small town of Erlach.

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
536 m
Lowest point
429 m

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Nidau (432 m)
Coordinates:
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2'585'114E 1'219'343N
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47.124905, 7.242446
DMS
47°07'29.7"N 7°14'32.8"E
UTM
32T 366694 5220543
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Nidau - Mörigenbucht - Hagneck - Lüscherz - Erlach

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'585'114E 1'219'343N
DD
47.124905, 7.242446
DMS
47°07'29.7"N 7°14'32.8"E
UTM
32T 366694 5220543
w3w 
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.8 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
270 m
Descent
270 m
Highest point
536 m
Lowest point
429 m

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