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UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch © Schweiz Tourismus
UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch © Schweiz Tourismus
UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch - © Switzerland Tourism-BAFU/Gerry Nitsch
UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch - © Switzerland Tourism-BAFU/Gerry Nitsch
UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch - © Christian Perret
UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch - © Christian Perret

UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch

UNESCO Biosphere since 2001 - Regional Nature Park since 2008
Hardly any other region has so many natural resources as the «Wild West of Lucerne». A mystical world unfolds in the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch: from pristine moorland landscapes to idyllic alpine meadows, over which the Schrattenfluh and Rothorn mountains tower majestically. A fantastic region for a holiday.
«visionär. natürlich.»

UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Chlosterbüel 28
CH-6170 Schüpfheim

Tel. +41 (0)41 485 88 50
zentrum@biosphaere.ch
www.biosphaere.ch

International charisma

The south-western part of the canton of Lucerne is significantly characterised by the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch. In the world-wide network of around 580 biosphere reserves, Entlebuch represents the pre-alpine moor and karst landscape and is rated today as the UNESCO model region. Entlebuch is the first biosphere reserve in the world that emerged from a local referendum. In 2000, the people in Entlebuch approved the Biosphere concept with a sensational result of 94% of positive votes. Entlebuch is the forerunner of the Swiss Parks.

May there be some moorland?

More than a quarter of the area of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch is covered with moor landscapes of national importance. Nowhere else in Switzerland is there so much nationally protected moorland in such a confined area as in Entlebuch. The moor region Laubersmad-Salwidili is even on the list of the most significant wetlands in the world (Ramsar convention).

A confident and motivated population

The creative development and marketing of regional products also demonstrates high consciousness for natural and cultural values and the desire for an innovative shaping of the future, besides the wide range of offers in tourism. In the meantime over 300 regional products have been awarded the label «Echt Entlebuch» (meaning «genuine Entlebuch»).

UNESCO Biosphere since 2001 - Regional Nature Park since 2008

jArea : 394 km2
fPopulation: 17'600
kMunicipalities: 7
nCantons: Luzern

Images

UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch - © UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch/Maurin Bisig
UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch - © UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch/ Mattias Nutt
UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch - © UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch/Christian Perret

UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch video

Switzerland Tourism film about the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch.

Events & offers

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Parc régional Chasseral

Parc régional Chasseral

Pioneer trail
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Parc Ela

Parc Ela

Albula Railway Museum
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Parc Jura vaudois

Parc Jura vaudois

Bike Tour Parc Jura vaudois
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Naturpark Thal

Naturpark Thal

Wolfsschlucht
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Naturpark Gantrisch

Naturpark Gantrisch

Selital mountain hut
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UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch  

UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch  

Goldwaschen
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Jurapark Aargau

Jurapark Aargau

Biberstein Perimuk trail
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Schweizerischer Nationalpark

Schweizerischer Nationalpark

Zernez National Park centre
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Progetto Parco Nazionale del Locarnese

Progetto Parco Nazionale del Locarnese

Alpe Salei Hut
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Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Nature and landscape centre
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Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Paquet de spécialités du Parc
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Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Sihlwald circular hiking trail
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Naturpark Diemtigtal

Naturpark Diemtigtal

Office of the Nature Park
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Naturpark Beverin

Naturpark Beverin

Viamala Gorge
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Landschaftspark Binntal

Landschaftspark Binntal

Bärgkristall Inn
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Parc du Doubs

Parc du Doubs

Saut du Doubs
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Regionaler Naturpark Schaffhausen

Regionaler Naturpark Schaffhausen

Bat and beaver tour
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UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch

Chlosterbüel 28
CH-6170 Schüpfheim

Tel. +41 (0)41 485 88 50
zentrum@biosphaere.ch
www.biosphaere.ch

How to get there

Connection (www.sbb.ch)