From the farm: milk, eggs, fresh oven bread and seasonal vegetables and fruits can be bought from us.
In Eggiwil or Roethenbach (4-5km) you find a bakery, butchery, pharmacy, dairy, post office, bank and a grocery store. There's a village inn in every village.
Surrounding area (Excursions)
The Emmental is a great hiking region, whether you enjoy lonely forests or mountains. The region is suited for biking as well, although the hills are quite steep.
Closest viewpoint is the Kapfwacht (2 ½ km) with an open door barbecue place, from where you enjoy a beautiful view onto the village Roethenbach with the mountains of the Bernese Oberland as backdrop.
A beautiful hike through pastures and forests leads you to the Chuderhüsi. There you can climb a 45m wooden outlook tower standing in the middle of the forest. From here you have a spectacular view over the Emmental, not to mention the breathtaking view onto the snowcovered mountain range of the Bernese Oberland.
Known through the films after the famous poet from the Emmental, Jeremias Gotthelf (1797 - 1854), is the Church "Wuerzbrunnen" in Roethenbach. Just 10 walking minutes away from the Chuderhuesi.
A bit further is the Napf www.napf.ch, from which you have a panoramic view onto the mountains of the Bernese Oberland and of Luzern.
For extended hiking you can consider the Hohgant (2197m), the mountain of the Emmental (no cable cars)
In the showcase dairy in Affoltern you can witness the art of cheese-making.
In Eggiwil you find a miniature golf and in Langnau an outdoor and indoor swimminpool. It is possible to bath in the Emme, if you know the places deep enough and if you don't mind cold water.
Thun, this lovely romantic town at the doorstep of the Bernese Oberland and its beautiful lake are well worth a visit (20 min). The famous mountains of the Bernese Oberland can be reached by car in about 1 hours drive.
Bern is the capital of Switzerland, it's old town is part of the UNESCO inventory of world cultural heritage (30 min)
www.emmental.ch (Unfortunately the website is not translated into english)