WELCOME TO ENTLEBUCH
The scenic beauty of Entlebuch invites you to some relaxing holidays. Entlebuch unfolds a mystical world with unspoiled moorlands, bucolic Alpine pastures and promises peace, inspiration and relaxation. Observe the blooming of the nature in spring, appreciate the adventures of summer, admire the colors of autumn and experience atmospheric winters. The municipality of Entlebuch is as varied as the entire region and offers a wide range of leisure activities.
In Entlebuch you will find a wealth of pristine nature and a life in harmony with nature and culture where a sustainable regional development is practiced to preserve this stunning area.
This website provides detailed information for the village of Entlebuch.
The village of Entlebuch
The village of Entlebuch is located in the southwestern part of the canton of Lucerne, in the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere reserve. Entlebuch is embedded between the two rivers „Kleine Emme” and „Grosse Entlen“ at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level. It extends over an area of 22 square miles (including the village sections of Ebnet, Rengg, Rotmoos and Finsterwald) with a population of about 3’300 inhabitants.
Besides relaxing and enjoying the nature Entlebuch offers a large choice of picturesque and idyllic hiking trails, including energy and fairytale trails, playing grounds but also exiting bike trails and not to forget excellent restaurants.
Entlebuch has been rewarded the „Energy city“ Gold label, a quality seal for renewable energies, environmental friendly transportation and an efficient use of resources.
SUMMER IN ENTLEBUCH
Take an active break in unspoiled nature and discover Entlebuch on foot. More than 60 kms of official hiking trails welcome you to explore the region on well-marked paths.
Discover the 6 “Energy” related trails; they are aimed at visitors who want to learn more about the different renewable energy sources: weather, sun, wind, wood, turf and gas. More detailed information is provided here
Experience the community of Entlebuch on 13 different circular hikes. Tie your hiking boots and linger in the beautiful nature of Entlebuch. For more details click here
Along the river Emme (Emmenuferweg)
The river landscapes on the “Emmenuferweg” are some of the most attractive in the canton of Lucerne. The sound of the water in the streams and rivers is absolutely intoxicating.
Flower-filled and colorful moorlands are a treat for the senses. Finsterwald (above the village of Entlebuch) captivates by a uniquely beautiful moorland landscape which can be enjoyed on several paths.
From easy to difficult, short trails for beginners but also tours for the trained bikers – the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch has the right tour for you. Check-out the bike guide here
The Tourist Information Team will be happy to organize any excursion you would like to do!
The climbing wall is freely accessible and can be reached from Entlebuch station (30 minutes walking distance). Please bring your own gear!
The river Emme offers interesting places for canoeing between Hasle and Entlebuch. Please contact the Canoe Club Entlebuch (KCAE) directly.
The playground Farbschachen, developed with Pro Juventute, allows children to learn about renewable energy and how to use their own energy reserves and this all while playing.
Enjoy a guided and extraordinary hike accompanied by llamas.
WINTER IN ENTLEBUCH
In Gfellen near Finsterwald you will find a small, family-friendly ski area with T-bar lift and a drag lift for children as well as possibilities for sledding. A restaurant can be found just next to the slopes.
The cross-country ski tracks in Finsterwald are amongst the most beautiful in Central Switzerland. The tracks lead through varied forests and moorlands.
Snowshoeing & Ski Touring
Crunchy steps amidst the snowy winter landscape surrounded by forests, moorlands and mountains. Please contact the Tourist information for recommendations.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS
A selection of fine restaurants and comfortable accommodation can be found on our German site on the “Essen und Schlafen”.- tab.
UNESCO BIOSPHERE ENTLEBUCH
The natural beauty of the UNESCO Biosphere reserve Entlebuch extends over an area of 394 square miles. Hardly any other region in Switzerland has as many natural treasures as the „Wild West“ of Lucerne. More information about the Biosphere reserve: www.biosphaere.ch, Tel: +41 41 485 88 50
Tourist Information Entlebuch
Tel: +41 41 480 11 65