Summer Activities

In summer, the municipality of Kerns and its surroundings offer a wealth of activities and opportunities to enjoy the warm months in the great outdoors.

  1. Hiking: Kerns is surrounded by a breathtaking mountain landscape that is ideal for hiking. There are numerous marked hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty that lead through picturesque valleys, along clear streams and to spectacular viewpoints. Popular destinations include the Giswilerstock or the Älggialp.
  2. Mountain biking: The region around Kerns offers a variety of mountain bike trails for all levels of difficulty. From leisurely tours along the lakes to challenging single trails in the mountains, there are routes to suit every taste and riding level.
  3. Swimming and water sports: On hot summer days, Lake Sarnen and Lake Melchsee are perfect for swimming, sunbathing and various water sports activities. Visitors can refresh themselves in the clear water, try out stand-up paddle boarding or take a leisurely boat trip.
  4. Picnics and barbecues: The idyllic landscapes around Kerns offer numerous opportunities for cozy picnics and outdoor barbecues. Discover picturesque spots by the water or on the mountains and enjoy local specialties surrounded by nature.
  5. Discover culture and history: Visit historical sights and cultural sites in Kerns and the surrounding area. These include the Kerns Museum of Local History, St. Niklausen Monastery and the Flüeli-Ranft pilgrimage chapel, which offer insights into the history and traditions of the region.
  6. Guided tours and activities: Take part in guided tours and activities to explore the surroundings of Kerns even more intensively. Whether guided hikes, boat trips or climbing tours – experienced guides will show you the most beautiful places and give you interesting insights into the nature and culture of the region.
  7. Enjoyment and culinary delights: Sample local specialties and culinary delights in the restaurants and inns of Kerns and the surrounding area. Discover traditional Swiss dishes, homemade cheese specialties and refreshing drinks in a cosy atmosphere.

With these diverse activities and opportunities, the municipality of Kerns offers a varied and exciting summer program for visitors of all ages and interests.