Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - The EGGUWEG will lead you to 17 interesting places (EGGU = corner, nook). Between the middle of May up to the end of October all are invited to follow the path and to learn facts about herbs and culture.
During the remaining season, the EGGUWEG can be made through the village from EGGU 7 to 16.
The trail is well marked and can be made in both directions. Good shoes are recommended. Unfortunately, the trail is not suitable for people with disabilities. You will need at least two hours for the entire trail, but better half a day - then you can stop by for a bite at one or the other places.
You will get to know medicinal herbs, edible mountain herbs and the mountain flora on the EGGUWEG. At several stages, you will learn what the herbs are used for. If your eyes and ears are open, you will encounter colourful butterflies, nimble lizards and other creatures.
- 2.80 km
- Amount untarred route
- Altitude difference ascent
- 185 m
- Altitude difference descent
- 177 m
- Time required
- 2 - 4h
- Level technique
- Level condition
At the ten corners in the village centre you will get information about the unique collection of timber houses. On two further corners you will learn about the construction of dry stone walls and the special paving (Bikkini).
There are guided tours through the EGGUWEG on Wednesday afternoons. They take three hours and can be booked at the municipality of Albinen; other weekdays on request.
There is more information about the EGGUWEG in the mini-guide, which is available free of charge in the large info boards at the Albinen post-office and Rhodania bus stops.
SignalizationFollow the signposts: EGGUWEG Albinen
Safety advices- walking along the trail at your own risk.
- stay on the marked paths.
- please take your rubbish with you.
- collecting and plucking protected plants is forbidden.
Possibilities for cateringSee pdf document: Infrastructure and opening hours (Infrastruktur und Öffnungszeiten / Infrastructure et horaire)
Price informationFrom May 11 to October 31 2018: Guided tours take place on every Wednesday afternoon between 2 pm and 4 pm.
The fixed guided tours on Wednesday have a flat-rate cost of 250 francs. If you would like to visit the garden of medicinal plants in Albinen, this will cost an additional 10 francs per participant (CHF 7. - for persons with LBC + card).
There are no fixed prices for guided tours/excursions on request. These are individually offered by the organisers of the group. Organisers are: Albinen medicinal herbs school, (Thomas Pfister), Arbignon AG (Severin Hermann), Society for the culture and promotion of old Albinen AA+ (Franziskus Hermann).
Guided tours in autumn and winter take place as part of the village tours on Friday afternoons (3 p.m. - 5 p.m.); details can be found on www.albinen.ch (these guided tours are conducted by the Albinen Tourist Commission).
See pdf document: Infrastructure and opening hours (Infrastruktur und Öffnungszeiten / Infrastructure et horaire)
The offer is suitable for
- Children from 7-12 years
- Children >12 years
Points of interest in Albinen include numerous mountain farm houses and barns. On the other hand, the village church is built in a modern style, after the old church was destroyed in an earthquake. Village centre of national importance (ISOS).
We cultivate medicinal & aromatic herbs on former field terraces in the beautiful mountain village of Albinen and organise various events. We want to create sustainable additional value in our village in harmony with the environment & our fellow men.
Der Heilkräutergarten im einmaligen Bergdorf Albinen auf 1350 m.ü.M. zeigt Heilpflanzen und essbare Wildkräuter. Sitzplätze und Teestube laden zum Verweilen ein. Besichtigungen, Kräuterwerkstätten, Kurse und Kräuterwanderungen werden angeboten.
The barn will no longer used for threshing. Nevertheless, it will still remain a workroom. The Society for the culture and promotion of old Albinen AA+ offers the educational program “model barn construction”.
The name reflects the concept of the house. The rose symbolises something beautiful and artistic. The designation “Trukelti” (wooden box) symbolises artisan skills.