Burgdorf Railway Station

Emmental Cheese Route -
Point of interest

Welcome to the Emmental cheese route! Here you will find out how much an Emmental cheese weighs and how it gets its holes.

The highlights of the route are a visit to the Affoltern Show Cheese Dairy, Jeremias Gotthelf's home and Burgdorf Castle. You will also learn many interesting things about cheese production and storage, historic cheese-trading places and cheese transportation on land and water.


Free WLan Hotspot

If you have not yet downloaded the Emmental cheeseroute-app, you can use the free WiFi at the Burgdorf Railway Station to do so. Below you find the instructions to connect to the network.

Special Offer for the Emmentaler Cheese Route in the Hotel Orchidee

Special Offer for the Emmentaler Cheese Route

The Hotel Orchidee is located on the Emmentaler Cheese Route and is situated in the historic old town of Burgdorf.
This plant simultaneously exudes peace and security, but also freshness and vitality. Whether cultivated or growing wild, orchids are admired for their versatility. The hotel offers a pleasant atmosphere, is stylishly furnished and has an excellent and friendly service.The participation of people with disabilities is an asset for everyone and guarantees precious encounters.

The Hotel Orchidee pampers its guests with local, seasonal Emmentaler food, pleasant rooms and a feel-good atmosphere.
Forget everyday life with a good glass of wine on the roof terrace with a view over the Emmental and enjoy to the sunset.

Special Offer for Cheese Route guests
Benefit from the unique cheese Routes accommodation offer:
Seasonal 3- course menu with a night in a double room at the special price of CHF 260 - per room / night. ( Price of a single room CHF 190 - )

The accommodation offer is valid all year round.
The offer can be redeemed upon presentation of the cheese routes App
The offer can not be cumulated


Hotel opening hours Tuesday - Saturday from 07:00 Sunday 09:00 to 12:00 Monday 07:00 to 12:00

Restaurant opening hours Tuesday - Saturday 08:00 to 22:30

Sunday and Monday, the restaurant is closed.

Further information about the hotel you find at the following link.

Holiday in Emmental

Are you looking for more offers and attractive experiences in the Emmental? For Information on holiday in the Emmental and excursions for the whole family, visit the website of Emmental Tourism:


Download the app and head to the cheese route

The app will be your virtual guide on the whole cheese route. The app contains much information, pictures as well as an audio version for every point of interest.

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Bahnhofstrasse 14
3400 Burgdorf

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