Summer by the Emme

What could be nicer than a day spent by the cool waters of the Emme in Switzerland’s beautiful Emmental valley?
The banks of the Emme are perfect for building Steinmanndli (human figures made from piles of stones), constructing dams, swimming, lighting fires, whittling skewers from sticks, grilling sausages, scavenging and simply having fun.




Contact information

Emmental Tourismus
Bahnhofstrasse 14
3401 Burgdorf

Tel: +41 34 402 42 52

info(at)emmental.ch

  • The Emme river

    The river Emme, the Emmental gets its name from its source in the upper Emmental in the territory of the Hohgant on the border with the Canton of Lucerne. The main tributary is the Ilfis. The Emme crosses the Emmental and flows into the Aare Solothurn (Aare -> Rhine -> North Sea).


  • Safety Advise

    During thunderstorms, extreme caution should be exercised at the Emme. Swimming is at your own risk. No liability can be rejected by Emmental tourism in case of accidents.


  • Cleanliness and Consideration

    Public barbecues and fires are not permitted. Please inform yourself about possible restrictions. In addition, it is our concern that the courts are kept clean - help us and dispose of your garbage properly. Thank you.


Here we travel up the Emmental valley to bring you a selection of the best places the river has to offer. They are easily accessible by bicycle, e-bike, car or public transport.
There are of course countless places for a perfect day out along the Emme. Simply open Google-Maps and follow the course of the river. The broad, white, shingle beaches are clearly visible in the Google Earth view.

 

 

Our top spots along the Emme

 

Emme-Birne

47.102623, 7.547430 (map)

There are wide shingle beaches on both banks of the river around Emme Birne. You can find several nice spots here between Utzenstorf and Aefligen.


Kirchberg weirs

47.07165636, 7.59795785 (map)

There is a beautiful spot below the three weirs between the pool Kirchberg and the site where the Swiss wrestling and alpine festival was held in 2014.


Heimiswil bridge, Burgdorf

47.049523, 7.633523 (map)

As you leave Burgdorf going towards Heimiswil, there are some nice shingle beaches where Heimiswilstrasse crosses the Emme – perfect for barbecuing and swimming. There are more on the opposite river bank by the Waldegg  camping site Burgdorf.


Gohlhaus bridge Lützelfüh

47.000581, 7.692388 (map)

Around the old Gohlhausbrücke Lutzelfluh there are beautiful places for swimming.


Ramsei hydropower station

46.995389, 7.725031 (map)

There is a big shingle beach further up the Emme near the Wannenfluh hydroelectric power station in Ramsei – ideal for a fun day by the river.


Between Emmenmatt und Signau

46.934129, 7.739538 (map)

Between Emmenmatt and Signau
There are some easily accessible shingle beaches on the stretch of river between Emmenmatt and Signau.


Bubenei Bridge

46.920603, 7.748275 (map)

In Signau - seen from the Bubenei bridge - located toward Emmenmatt as well upriver toward Eggiwil there are many beautiful Emme gravel banks.


Pfaffenmoos

46.844905, 7.805997 (map)

In the community Eggiwil around the Pfaffenmoos - pending the outcome of Räbloch - there are particularly beautiful places to splash around and grilling.


Räbloch

46.821722, 7.837133 (map)

An der Gemeindegrenze Eggiwil/Schangnau befindet sich der Einstieg zur Räbloch-Schlucht. Von hier aus kann man eine unternehmen oder einfach das kühle Nass geniessen. Is the entrance to Räbloch Gorge in Eggiwil / Schangnau. From here you can book a guided tour Räbloch or just enjoy the cool water.


Junge Emme

46.791074, 7.953742 (map)

Extraordinarily beautiful and idyllic presents itself the upper Emmental Valley. Huge, eroded rocks can be found here - overlooking the Schrattenfluh.



  • Emmentaler wooden bridges

    Explore on foot or by bicycle the wooden brigde path in upper Emmental (only available in german)

    - Brochure woode bridge path


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Contact information

Emmental Tourismus
Bahnhofstrasse 14
3401 Burgdorf

Tel: +41 34 402 42 52

info(at)emmental.ch

  • The Emme river

    The river Emme, the Emmental gets its name from its source in the upper Emmental in the territory of the Hohgant on the border with the Canton of Lucerne. The main tributary is the Ilfis. The Emme crosses the Emmental and flows into the Aare Solothurn (Aare -> Rhine -> North Sea).


  • Safety Advise

    During thunderstorms, extreme caution should be exercised at the Emme. Swimming is at your own risk. No liability can be rejected by Emmental tourism in case of accidents.


  • Cleanliness and Consideration

    Public barbecues and fires are not permitted. Please inform yourself about possible restrictions. In addition, it is our concern that the courts are kept clean - help us and dispose of your garbage properly. Thank you.




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