348 Schwarzbubenland-Route
348 Schwarzbubenland-Route

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Schwarzbubenland-Route

Schwarzbubenland-Route

Passwang (Beinwil Neuhüsli)–Kleinlützel

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Schwarzbubenland-Route

Schwarzbubenland-Route

The section from Beinwil to Kleinlützel reveals the «Schwarzbubenland» as one of the jewels of North-western Switzerland. Passing through hilly countryside and the Laufen valley, the bus route offers a large number of outlook points and historical attractions along the way.
The tour starts in Beinwil/Neuhüsli, just above the working monastery at Beinwil. After a rapid downhill drive with a magnificent view, the road follows the River Lüssel as far as Erschwil. A detour can be made to the ruins at Thierstein - a medieval citadel, which was restored and a modern concrete extension added after it collapsed in 1997. The route continues through hilly countryside to Bärschwil at the northern foot of Mount Fringeli where a geological walking tour guides visitors round the village.

At the now disused train station in Bärschwil in the valley, there used to be an iron foundry in which the ore extracted in the region was processed in the 17th century. The glassworks and the memorial to local historian Albin Fringeli still stand there. A short stretch of the route takes us through the Laufen valley along the River Birs to the mill at Liesberg. After the climb to Liesberg, the PostBus passes the dwarf garden in Hugger forest and the road ends in Kleinlützel, a village belonging to the canton of Solothurn and where pipes used to be manufactured. Nowadays, visitors can tour the Pipe and Cane Museum.
The section from Beinwil to Kleinlützel reveals the «Schwarzbubenland» as one of the jewels of North-western Switzerland. Passing through hilly countryside and the Laufen valley, the bus route offers a large number of outlook points and historical attractions along the way.
The tour starts in Beinwil/Neuhüsli, just above the working monastery at Beinwil. After a rapid downhill drive with a magnificent view, the road follows the River Lüssel as far as Erschwil. A detour can be made to the ruins at Thierstein - a medieval citadel, which was restored and a modern concrete extension added after it collapsed in 1997. The route continues through hilly countryside to Bärschwil at the northern foot of Mount Fringeli where a geological walking tour guides visitors round the village.

At the now disused train station in Bärschwil in the valley, there used to be an iron foundry in which the ore extracted in the region was processed in the 17th century. The glassworks and the memorial to local historian Albin Fringeli still stand there. A short stretch of the route takes us through the Laufen valley along the River Birs to the mill at Liesberg. After the climb to Liesberg, the PostBus passes the dwarf garden in Hugger forest and the road ends in Kleinlützel, a village belonging to the canton of Solothurn and where pipes used to be manufactured. Nowadays, visitors can tour the Pipe and Cane Museum.
29 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 29 km
Natural surface: 0 km
640 m | 860 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Beinwil SO, Neuhüsli
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Arrival / return travel Kleinlützel, Frohmatt
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Contact

Forum Schwarzbubenland
Bahnhofstrasse 32
4143 Dornach
Tel. +41 (0)61 702 17 17
info@schwarzbubenland.info
www.schwarzbubenland.info

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Restaurant Central
Hotel Restaurant Central
Laufen
Hotel & Restaurant Röschenzerhof
Hotel & Restaurant Röschenzerhof
Röschenz
Gasthof Engel Kleinlützel
Gasthof Engel Kleinlützel
Kleinlützel
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La Route Verte
La Route Verte
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Places

Passwang
Passwang
Beinwil SO
Beinwil SO
Laufen
Laufen
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Signalization

Signalization
For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
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