Transporting cheese by road and rail - Emmenmatt
Point of interest
Cheese was transported across the mountains by carriers, mules and horses. But towards the end of the 19th century, cheesemongers were able to send their goods in refrigerated train wagons to Basel, and from there they were shipped to international ports. Eventually, from the mid 20th century onwards, goods trains were replaced by lorries. Today, roughly 25,000 tons of Emmentaler AOC are delivered throughout the entire world each year.
Railway Nostalgia: The "Emmental-Railways" is riding on the old line between Huttwil and Sumiswald, which is no longer open for public transport.
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.
› Download the app for iPhone
› There are technical issues wirth the app on android devices. The Tourist Office in Burgdorf has iPhones for rent.