Jaun - Dorf
Jaun, with its district Im Fang, is the only German- speaking municipality in La Gruyère. It is situated on the road that goes over the Jaun Pass to the Simmental in the Bernese Oberland. Many of the approximately 700 inhabitants speak the specific Jaun Valley Swiss German dialect.
The waterfall in the centre of the vil- lage and the vicinity of the Old Church are situated in a force field with a remarkable amount of positive energy. The Old Church is now a concert hall and houses the Cantorama Museum, the home of Fribourg choral music (open July/August, Sundays from 2.00 to 5.00 pm). The cemetery of the Catholic Church, with its hand-carved wooden crosses, is worth a visit.
Jaun is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks such as the Gastlosen mountain range and offers unspoiled nature and wonderful leisure activities. The Gastlos- en Express brings hikers to the Alpine tavern. This is where the Gastlosen tour starts with rest stops in the legendary mountain restaurant Chalet du Soldat and the family-friendly Alpine tavern Chalet Grat. The Gastlosen mountain range, with over 800 routes, is a first-rate destination for climbers. The well-known mountaineer Erhard Loretan climbed here, virtually on the doorstep. Walkers have also come to the right place here: A panoramic path leads from the top station to the vantage point with a view of the Gastlosen. The spectacular “Grossmutterloch”, a 15-metre high and five-metre wide window in the rock, is legendary. The one and a half hour detective trail and the Gastlosen geological path are enjoyable activities for families.
In winter, Jaun is a family-friendly skiing area and offers magnificent routes for ski- and snow- shoeing tours. The cross-country ski runs are among those in the region with a virtual guarantee for snow and the six-kilometre long sledge run is renowned far and wide.