Discover the Gantrisch Nature Park!

The Gantrisch Regional Nature Park comprises 18 Bernese municipalities and one Fribourg municipality and lies on the edge of the urban agglomerations of Bern, Fribourg and Thun. The Gantrisch Nature Park is home to a large number of objects of particular cultural and historical value, such as the castles in the Gürbetal valley, the baths in the Gurnigel region (ancient bathing culture), the Way of St. James with the Rüeggisberg monastery and the bridges in the Sense and Schwarzwasser regions.  

Endless forests, pristine meadows and deep canyons can be reached in no time at all: here you can observe wild animals, test your courage, enjoy regional specialties and take in breathtaking views. The best way to discover the area is on hikes or bike tours, for example on the Panorama Trail, the Gürbetaler Höhenweg, the Grasburg Nature Adventure Trail, in the primeval landscape of Brecca or the impressive Schwarzwasser Gorge.      

Your hike in the Gantrisch Nature Park

The new Gäggersteg (inaugurated in June 2020) is a unique wooden footbridge through the trees in the Pfyffe forest reserve. It was built under the direction of ARGE Gäggersteg and in collaboration with five timber construction companies from Nature Park municipalities, 48 apprentice carpenters, Burgergemeinden and other participants. The wood comes 100% from the region. The path leads up to 8 meters high over the storm wood with its massive root plates and allows visitors to experience the natural reforestation in the reserve at first hand. The deadwood provides a valuable livelihood for many life forms and contributes to the promotion of biodiversity. You can also enjoy a legendary view of the Gantrisch range. You can learn a lot about the forest and its functions on the accompanying family trail. 



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