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Welcome to the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
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2022 Activities Guide
Fun and adventure

No other region in Switzerland possesses as many natural treasures as Lucerne’s “Wild West”, located between Lucerne, Berne, and Interlaken. Some of Switzerland’s most extensive and numerous moorlands are found here, as are flora and fauna of (inter)national importance. It is no wonder that Entlebuch was designated by UNESCO in 2001 as a biosphere reserve. Within the worldwide network of biospheres, Entlebuch represents pre-Alpine moorland and karst landscape.

Under UNESCO’s criteria, such reserves must not only conserve biodiversity; they must also need to meet the needs of the expanding human population. They consist of three segments: a core, a buffer, and a transition zone. The aim of the transition zones is to develop sustainable agriculture, forestry and tourism.

A mystical world unfolds over an area of 400 square kilometers, with its promise of peace, inspiration and relaxation. Unspoiled moorlands, idyllic Alpine pastures and the majestically towering Schrattenfluh mountain which will ensure many moments of joy!

We look forward to seeing you!