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Marbachegg–Kreuzegg Trail

Snowshoe route
Time required: 3 hoursLength: 6.00 km


January, February, March, December


Escholzmatt-Marbach Tourismus
Tourismusbüro Marbach
Dorfstrasse 61
6196 Marbach
Tel. +41 34 493 38 04

UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch   - On this tour you will always see the breathtaking panorama. Between Schibegütsch and Hohgant, the view opens up to the Bernese High Alps with Schreckhorn, Finsteraarhorn and Eiger.

The trail starts on Marbachegg and can be easily reached in ten minutes by gondola from Marbach. From the top station, the tour leads past some charming vacation homes up to Gassenegg. Here, where in the summer time free-living marmots romp around, there is now almost a creepy silence in the winter time.

The path descends past the reservoir and to Lochsitli, the lowest section of the tour. Here, it goes uphill again, passing the farm Wittenfärren on quiet soles. Soon you reach the lookout point Kreuzegg, where you are rewarded with a wonderful view: the unusual face of the Schrattenfluh with the steeply sloping (snow) slopes. From Kreuzegg you can also admire the Bernese Alps towering up into the sky.

Return past the farm to the reservoir and directly to the Marbachegg mountain station, where you pass the ski slope for a short stretch.



6.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
320 m
Altitude difference descent
320 m
Time required
3 hours
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


The tour can be shortened by not turning right at the branch to the reservoir, but hiking directly to Kreuzegg. Either way, the sun terrace of the mountain inn will welcome you back on Marbachegg.
The winter season is usually from Christmas to 19th March.

Equipment rent

Snowshoes can be rented from the Sportbahnen Marbachegg. Price per day: CHF 15.00.


Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Possibilities for catering

Berggasthaus Marbachegg

Price information

During the entire winter season, pedestrians can travel to and from the Marbachegg for just CHF 11.


Starting point
Marbach, Talstation Gondelbahn Marbachegg
Arrival by public transport
Marbachegg, Talstation Timetable SBB
Marbach, Talstation Gondelbahn Marbachegg
Arrival by public transport
Marbachegg, Talstation Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families
  • Groups

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Berggasthaus Marbacheg

Im rustikalen und gemütlichen Berggasthaus Marbachegg werden Sie kulinarisch verwöhnt.

RestaurantHotelGroup accommodation
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Hotel Sporting, Marbach

The *** hotel restaurant is a family business and is directly opposite the gondola cable car, which goes up to the wonderful viewpoint of Marbachegg.