Prior to the hike, take advantage of buying regional specialities for a picnic at the Voland confectionery and at Stappung's butcher shop in Bauma. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Heimatwerk gift shop and witness the art of hand-weaving. Then off you go, following the Töss river, then along the Tobelbach up to the Hagheerenloch. At the cave that has formerly served robber barons and Anabaptists as hiding place, you will come across a beautiful barbecue area. Soon you will have reached the Höhstock where you can enjoy the fantastic view of the Hörnli and the Schnebelhorn mountain.
Cheese and more
Around a small hill we get to Sternenberg and to the Preisig cheese factory. It has been family-owned for over 40 years and is famous for its «Sternenberger Mutschli», a traditional round cheese. The detour to the adventure farm of the Furrer family leads us to the Sternen restaurant. After the Sunnebad bus stop, we turn right and follow the «Wald Ranch Lädeli» sign, a shop with homemade farm delicacies.
We either go back the same way or over Gipsegg. At Schatzböl we pass the small observatory where you can find out on a clear night why Sternenberg got its poetic name. We can either go back by bus or walk via Musterplatz. First passing rolling hills and scattered farms, then underneath trees following the burbling of the creek, we soon reach the Töss river and Bauma, our starting point.