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Hiking in the surroundings

Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 4, Hauenstein–Balsthal
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Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 5, Balsthal–Weissenstein
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Wolfsschlucht-Weg
Wolfsschlucht-Weg
Route 484, Welschenrohr (Wolfsschlucht)–Welschenrohr
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Cycling in the surroundings

Passwang–Oberaargau
Passwang–Oberaargau
Stage 2, Balsthal–Huttwil
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Arc jurassien
Arc jurassien
Stage 4, Welschenrohr–Liestal
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Passwang–Oberaargau
Passwang–Oberaargau
Stage 1, Dornach–Balsthal
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Biking in the surroundings

Chasseral–Weissenstein Bike
Balsthal
Thal Nature Park

Thal Nature Park

The Park is the insider's tip within the Solothurn Jura. Discover the landscape, which offers a variety of restaurants, castle ruins and flower meadows. Immerse yourself in the theme and adventure trails, learn something new in the many museums and enjoy regional meals.
Nature at its best in a central location

The Solothurn municipalities of Aedermannsdorf, Balsthal, Gänsbrunnen, Herbetswil, Holderbank, Laupersdorf, Matzendorf, Mümliswil-Ramiswil and Welschenrohr constitute the Thal Regional Nature Park. It lies embedded in the mountain ranges between Weissenstein and Wasserfallen – in the catchment area of Basel, Berne and Zurich. Thal contrasts significantly with the surrounding regions, which are characterised by the agglomerations and cities. Lying in the middle of these urban areas, the mountain region of Thal constitutes an area with low population density, extensive nearby recreational areas, original employment and agricultural structures, as well as many rare plants and animals.

Eventful history

The relationship between the landscape and human settlement is clearly visible in Thal. During the middle ages, the entrances to the clefts of Balsthal-Oensingen and Mümliswil-Balsthal were fortified with castles and the raw materials (iron ore, wood and water) were utilised for the construction of trades and industries. The transition from handicraft and manufacturing to industry and the strong relationship with the existing natural resources is evidenced in the sectors of iron, porcelain, watches and comb-making as in hardly any other region in Switzerland. Thal Nature Park is characterised particularly by the relationship of the landscape with its history. That is why it is called: Thal Nature Park, «Peaceful nature, active Thal».
The Park is the insider's tip within the Solothurn Jura. Discover the landscape, which offers a variety of restaurants, castle ruins and flower meadows. Immerse yourself in the theme and adventure trails, learn something new in the many museums and enjoy regional meals.
Nature at its best in a central location

The Solothurn municipalities of Aedermannsdorf, Balsthal, Gänsbrunnen, Herbetswil, Holderbank, Laupersdorf, Matzendorf, Mümliswil-Ramiswil and Welschenrohr constitute the Thal Regional Nature Park. It lies embedded in the mountain ranges between Weissenstein and Wasserfallen – in the catchment area of Basel, Berne and Zurich. Thal contrasts significantly with the surrounding regions, which are characterised by the agglomerations and cities. Lying in the middle of these urban areas, the mountain region of Thal constitutes an area with low population density, extensive nearby recreational areas, original employment and agricultural structures, as well as many rare plants and animals.

Eventful history

The relationship between the landscape and human settlement is clearly visible in Thal. During the middle ages, the entrances to the clefts of Balsthal-Oensingen and Mümliswil-Balsthal were fortified with castles and the raw materials (iron ore, wood and water) were utilised for the construction of trades and industries. The transition from handicraft and manufacturing to industry and the strong relationship with the existing natural resources is evidenced in the sectors of iron, porcelain, watches and comb-making as in hardly any other region in Switzerland. Thal Nature Park is characterised particularly by the relationship of the landscape with its history. That is why it is called: Thal Nature Park, «Peaceful nature, active Thal».

Thal Nature Park

Adresse

Naturpark Thal
Hölzlistrasse 57
4710 Balsthal
Tel. +41 (0)62 386 12 30
info@naturparkthal.ch
www.naturparkthal.ch

Services

Places

Balsthal
Balsthal
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Accommodation

Berggasthof Schwengimatt
Berggasthof Schwengimatt
Balsthal
Hotel Balsthal
Hotel Balsthal
Balsthal
Pfadiheim Balsthal
Pfadiheim Balsthal
Balsthal
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Hiking in the surroundings

Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 4, Hauenstein–Balsthal
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Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 5, Balsthal–Weissenstein
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Wolfsschlucht-Weg
Wolfsschlucht-Weg
Route 484, Welschenrohr (Wolfsschlucht)–Welschenrohr
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Cycling in the surroundings

Passwang–Oberaargau
Passwang–Oberaargau
Stage 2, Balsthal–Huttwil
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Arc jurassien
Arc jurassien
Stage 4, Welschenrohr–Liestal
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Passwang–Oberaargau
Passwang–Oberaargau
Stage 1, Dornach–Balsthal
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Biking in the surroundings

Chasseral–Weissenstein Bike