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Castle Trail

Castle Trail

Knights

Knights

Exterior view of the Bering wall

Exterior view of the Bering wall

Tour description

Welcome to the country of the counts, knights and castles. It’s already a long time ago but just so close to each own childhood.
The Obersimmental has its beautiful landscape with a historic core. Because the two former castles on the Mannenberg and the parish church at Zweisimmen testify to the great importance. Historians assume that already in the early Middle Ages a castle perched on the Mannenberg and was the centre of power. At this period the Simmental was still a part of the Burgundian royal estate.
By the iron knight at the railway station by Zweisimmen a journey begins, that takes through a landscape full of stories. Finally reached the Mannenberg, the castle with its refurbished ruins will appear. 14 boards are placed along the Burgenweg and enrich personal memories with exciting information about the individual places and buildings of this period.


Variants

Variante A: The extended tour is around 3.5 km longer and takes about 1 hour more.


Note(s)

For the flyer of the castle trail and the associated Ueli's quiz please contact the tourist office in Zweisimmen.


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Places along the route: Zweisimmen - Mannried - Manneberg - Obegg - Kirchbezirk - Zweisimmen


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Tour history (B02600)

First published: Mittwoch, 2. September 2009

Last updated: Freitag, 4. September 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.burgenweg.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 6.9 km | Time requirement: 2 h
Ascent: 162 m | Descent: 162 m
Highest point: 1016 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

Printing, information

See also

Castle Trail: www.burgenweg.ch

Zweisimmen Tourismus
Thunstrasse 8
CH - 3770 Zweisimmen
Tel.: +41 (0)33 722 11 33
Fax: +41 (0)33 722 25 85
Internet: www.gstaad.ch
E-Mail: tourismus@zweisimmen.ch