802 Wasseramt-Route
802 Wasseramt-Route

Cycling in Switzerland

Wasseramt-Route

Wasseramt-Route

Solothurn–Subingen-Burgäschisee–Herzogenbuchsee

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Wasseramt-Route

Wasseramt-Route

The route delivers on its name (Wasseramt means «water district»): along the way, you'll encounter water in a variety of forms. Following the Aare, the flat tour leads to the innovative Zuchwil hybrid power station, past the water tower with its views, and back into the time of the stilt-house dwellers.
Starting out from the Baroque-era esplanade in Solothurn, the route follows the River Aaare to Zuchwil, where the hybrid power station uses water and electricity to produce hydrogen. Numerous features have been installed for the Wasseramt route: a bridge over the Emmen canal at Derendingen, the «Rolf Sauser Platz» in Subingen, and the bridge over the River Ösch. Immediately thereafter, you will see a beautiful nature conservation area. The route follows the Niedermattbach brook to Hüniken, past gigantic manure heaps. After Etziken, the route reaches its highest point: here the water tower, built in 1931, looms above the forest. It is worth taking a look back over the open fields to Solothurn and the Jura range behind it.

Past the Bahn2000 tunnel mouth – which trains rush into and out of at regular intervals – the route descends via Aeschi to the Burgäschisee lake. This is situated in a basin carved out by glaciers. The water-level was lowered in 1943 to reclaim land. Stilt-house settlements were discovered in four locations and, due to special finds made here, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An illustrated information board shows what life might have been like for the stilt-house dwellers. Today, the lake is popular among bathers at the lido or the bathing area.

Continuing northwards, the route still crosses the lake’s outflow rivulet and the River Önz, past the pleasing sight of tastefully restored farmhouses and into Herzogenbuchsee, where it ends at the train station.
The route delivers on its name (Wasseramt means «water district»): along the way, you'll encounter water in a variety of forms. Following the Aare, the flat tour leads to the innovative Zuchwil hybrid power station, past the water tower with its views, and back into the time of the stilt-house dwellers.
Starting out from the Baroque-era esplanade in Solothurn, the route follows the River Aaare to Zuchwil, where the hybrid power station uses water and electricity to produce hydrogen. Numerous features have been installed for the Wasseramt route: a bridge over the Emmen canal at Derendingen, the «Rolf Sauser Platz» in Subingen, and the bridge over the River Ösch. Immediately thereafter, you will see a beautiful nature conservation area. The route follows the Niedermattbach brook to Hüniken, past gigantic manure heaps. After Etziken, the route reaches its highest point: here the water tower, built in 1931, looms above the forest. It is worth taking a look back over the open fields to Solothurn and the Jura range behind it.

Past the Bahn2000 tunnel mouth – which trains rush into and out of at regular intervals – the route descends via Aeschi to the Burgäschisee lake. This is situated in a basin carved out by glaciers. The water-level was lowered in 1943 to reclaim land. Stilt-house settlements were discovered in four locations and, due to special finds made here, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An illustrated information board shows what life might have been like for the stilt-house dwellers. Today, the lake is popular among bathers at the lido or the bathing area.

Continuing northwards, the route still crosses the lake’s outflow rivulet and the River Önz, past the pleasing sight of tastefully restored farmhouses and into Herzogenbuchsee, where it ends at the train station.
17 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 16 km
Natural surface: 1 km
170 m | 140 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Solothurn
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Arrival / return travel Herzogenbuchsee
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Solothurn Tourismus
Hauptgasse 69
4500 Solothurn
Tel. +41 (0)32 626 46 66
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Jugendherberge Solothurn
Jugendherberge Solothurn
Solothurn
B&B Maison Aimée
B&B Maison Aimée
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Hotel Ambassador
Hotel Ambassador
Solothurn
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Hotel Bären
Solothurn
Hotel Roter Ochsen
Hotel Roter Ochsen
Solothurn
Hotel Roter Turm
Hotel Roter Turm
Solothurn
Hotel an der Aare
Hotel an der Aare
Solothurn
Klosterhotel - Porta Secunda
Klosterhotel - Porta Secunda
Solothurn
Restaurant und Hotel Baseltor
Restaurant und Hotel Baseltor
Solothurn
TCS Camping Solothurn
TCS Camping Solothurn
Solothurn
Zunfthaus zu Wirthen
Zunfthaus zu Wirthen
Solothurn
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B&B Aarhof
Bellach
Kulturhof Weyeneth
Kulturhof Weyeneth
Nennigkofen
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BnB Wolke 7
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Kreuz Herzogenbuchsee
Kreuz Herzogenbuchsee
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Solothurn
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Solothurn Churches
Solothurn Churches
Solothurn Clock Tower
Solothurn Clock Tower
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Verenaschlucht canyon
Waldegg Castle
Waldegg Castle
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