©  (c) Ferienregion Gstaad
©  (c) Ferienregion Gstaad
©  (c) Ferienregion Gstaad

Zweisimmen Castle Trail - small circular route

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  • Difficulty
  • Duration 2:0 h
  • Distance 7,1 km
  • 156 hm
  • 156 hm

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.


  • Approach

    The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey.

    More information on gstaad.ch: Travel & Public Transport.

  • Zweisimmen train station

  • Zweisimmen, behind train station

  • Zweisimmen - Mannried - Manneberg - Obegg - Kirchbezirk - Zweisimmen

  • Good footwear, snacks to savor during a break - why not a Fondue-Backpack? Further Infroamtion on www.gstaad.ch/fondueland