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Hiking Trail

Schwyberg Panoramic view of the Swiss Alps

Hiking Trail · Plaffeien
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  • Alp Lemas (Alternative A)
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  • Salevorschis
    / Salevorschis
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  • / View from Gross Schwyberg
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  • / Panoramic view of the Swiss Alps
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difficult
17 km
5:15 h
855 m
855 m
This trail which covers the entire length of the Schwyberg mountain offers spectacular views of the Mittleland and Jura mountains, as well as the Swiss Pre-Alps and Alps.

From the Schwarzsee-Gypsera bus stop, continue along the main street before taking a narrow path on the right which will take you uphill Schlossisboden and Salevorschis. It continues on to the Fuchses Schwyberg, where the now defunct chair lift stops. From here you can enjoy a breath-taking view of the Fribourg Pre-Alps, from the Kaiseregg, the Schopfenspitz and Vanil Noir as far as the Moléson and La Berra. The next stretch is almost entirely flat, followed by a slight descent to Hapfere Schwyberg.

At the edge of the Philipona forest, you will cross an expansive field of alpine roses - an ideal eco-friendly souvenir of your trip. These flowers with their distinctive rust-tinged leaves are indigenous to the entire Northern Alps. They tend to grow in very large fields and their simple beauty is a sight to behold.

Further along the trail leads to the Hohi Schwyberg and finally to the Gross Schwyberg. The alpine cabin is open in the summer months, from early June to late October. The view from here is spellbinding. In the north, you will see the city of Fribourg and its surrounding countryside, and as far as Lakes Murten, Neuchatel and Biel. The Jura mountain range, and the distinctive Chasseral mountain, appears on the horizon. To the east is the Gantrisch mountain range and behind it the Bernese Alps.

There is then a slight descent to the Gurli, a popular alpine restaurant with wonderful panoramic views. To return via Schwarzsee, go via Herenchnöwis and Liechtena.

See also
FRIBOURG REGION
Route de la Glâne 107
cp 1560
CH-1701 Fribourg
Tel: +41 (0)26 407 70 20
Fax: +41 (0)26 407 70 29
E-Mail: web@fribourgregion.ch
Internet: www.fribourgregion.ch

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1645 m
Lowest point
970 m

Start

Schwarzsee, Gypsera bus stop (1046 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.670620, 7.288060
UTM
32T 369052 5169985

Turn-by-turn directions

Schwarzsee Gypsera - Gassera - Salevorschis - Fuchses Schwyberg - Hapferen Schwyberg - Gross Schwyberg - Gurli - Herenchnöwis - Holzena - Schuemacherli - Schwarzsee Gypsera

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17 km
Duration
5:15h
Ascent
855 m
Descent
855 m
Refreshment stops available Loop

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