Loop of the ruins of Ergüel Castle

Ruine du Château d'Erguël, Sonvilier
Ruine du Château d'Erguël, Sonvilier. © Jura bernois Tourisme
  • Length
    • 11 km
  • Ascents | Descents
    • 503 m | 502 m
    Ascents | Descents
  • Duration
    • 3 h 26
  • Technical | Fitness level
    • Sporty | Moderatly difficult
    Technical | Fitness level

A journey through history and time in the heart of the ruins of a castle located on the heights of the valley of Saint-Imier

Obscure, uncertain, legendary... The origins of the castle of Ergüel have never been completely elucidated. Its vestiges invite to dream. Here we speak of the White Lady of Ergüel. Legend has it that her ghost walks the ruins of a castle which the Bishop of Basel, Burkhard von Fenis, probably used in the early Middle Ages during the conflict between the Bishopric of Basel and the Bishopric of Lausanne. It is not known, however, whether the great Roman Empire had built it long before...

Good to know
Good to know
    • Departure from Saint-Imier train station
    • At the top of the Pontins pass, a restaurant is waiting for you to quench your thirst or for a meal.
    • Not suitable for strollers.
    • Chasseral regional park, guided tours in the park, green camp for classes.
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