Hiking with kids: Römerstrasse Langenbruck

In 2019, Langenbruck Tourism has added 5 attractive loop hiking trails to the Langenbruck hiking network around the village. These easy and well-marked routes are particularly suitable for families with children. After completing them, you can enjoy a lot of fun on the toboggan run or in the rope park right in Langenbruck. We took the route to the historic Römerstrasse last autumn and it was a really easy walk in the picturesque Basel-Landschaft landscape.

How to reach Langenbruck

Langenbruck is located 60 km northeast of Bern (50 minutes by car), 77 km west of Zurich (1 hour by car) and less than 40 km south of Basel (40 minutes by car). You can park your car at the Deinkick Rope Centre.

Langenbruck is served by Postauto line 94 (between Balsthal and Waldenburg), stop Langenbruck, Dorf.

Hiking route to Römerstrasse

The whole route (if you start from the rope centre) is just over 4 kilometres long. First it goes through the village centre, then through the local quarter to the Ober Hauenstein Pass. From here you go around the local Chräiegg hill and then back to Langenbruck. Along the route you will find 3 barbecue spots.

Start of the route – Langebruck

If you have parked at the rope center, follow the pavement along the road towards the center of Langenbruck. From here, you continue in the direction of Römerstrasse.

Ober Hauenstein Pass

In less than 15 minutes, you will reach the Ober Hauenstein Pass, one of the oldest passes in Switzerland. In Roman times, it was a significant link from the Upper Rhine through the Central Plateau (Mittelland) to southern France or over the Alpine passes to Italy. It was thus part of the route from Aventicum (Avenches) to Augusta Raurica (Augst) and served for both civilian and military transport.*

Here you cross the road and follow the hiking signs towards the forest. Just before it, turn right, following the signs for the Römerstrasse. Then when you enter the forest.

Alter Römerweg

To get to the Römerweg, you have to leave the hiking trail. However, the path is very well signposted, and in 5 minutes, you can reach the Römerweg and the covered barbecue spot.

As I mentioned above, even though the pass was significant, and Roman coins and a votive altar have been found on top of the pass near the Freichelen farm, it has never been conclusively proven that this is where the actual Roman road led. But in any case, the place is beautiful and has a magical atmosphere.


Then, follow the signs back to the hiking trail and walk around the Chräiegg hill on a wide forest path.

A short distance past the next barbecue area, turn left and climb the wooden stairs to reach the pasture and the Chräiegg lookout point, which offers a beautiful view of Langenbruck and the surrounding area.

Solar bob and rope park Deinkick Langenbruck

You will walk through the village and return to the rope center and toboggan run, where you can spend the rest of the day. By the way, I got a tip about this toboggan run from Jozef when I wrote the article 17 Best Alpine Coasters in Switzerland. This is the only bobsled in the world whose elevator is powered by solar energy and operated in an energy-neutral way.

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