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Welschenrohr
Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 5, Balsthal–Weissenstein
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Weissenstein-Passwang-Weg
Weissenstein-Passwang-Weg
Stage 1, Solothurn–Welschenrohr
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Weissenstein-Passwang-Weg
Weissenstein-Passwang-Weg
Stage 2, Welschenrohr–Passwang
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Wolfsschlucht-Weg
Wolfsschlucht-Weg
Route 484, Welschenrohr (Wolfsschlucht)–Welschenrohr
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Balmberg-Röti-Rundweg
Balmberg-Röti-Rundweg
Route 502, Balmberg–Weissenstein-Röti–Balmberg
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Stage 3, Tramelan–Welschenrohr
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Stage 4, Welschenrohr–Liestal
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Chasseral–Weissenstein Bike
Chasseral–Weissenstein Bike
Welschenrohr
Welschenrohr

Welschenrohr

Welschenrohr in Canton Solothurn lies between the first and second Jura Mountain chains and is a tranquil hiking area close to nature. Highlights are the rugged and wild Wolfsschlucht and the ascent to the Weissenstein mountain chain above the village.
Welschenrohr is situated at an altitude of 680 metres to the west of Balsthal on the road to Moutier. The municipal territory includes a western section of the Balsthalertal or Dünnerntal, a latitudinal valley in the Solothurn Jura at the northern foot of the Weissenstein chain.

Objects of interest at Welschenrohr include the St. Theodul Catholic Church and some characteristic farmhouses in the village centre dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. A restored water mill lies on the Dünnern, an around 38km long branch river of the Aare. It is open to the public. A small watch museum is a reminder of the area’s watch-making past. On the forest trail you're able to refresh your knowledge on native trees and shrubs at the same time too.

Welschenrohr is the starting point of many hikes and mountain bike tours to the Weissenstein mountain chain (Weissenstein, Balmberg) and the Hauenstein chain. A natural object of interest is the Bärenloch, a cave in the steep rock face above Welschenrohr that is traversed by two natural bridges.

Another natural object of interest is the Wolfsschlucht or Wolf Gorge on the northern flank of the eastern edge of the municipality. The last wolf in the valley was killed in 1730 in this narrow and remote gorge. A high altitude hike with spectacular views starts at the neighbouring village of Gänsbrunnen, leading along the second Jura Mountain chain above Welschenrohr to the Wolfsschlucht, from where it descends to the valley floor. The municipality of Gänsbrunnen to the west of Welschenrohr is home to a unique fuel pump museum, Europe's only museum of this kind and the product of over 20 years devoted to the collection of petrol (gas) pumps. The popular sledge run from Weissenstein also ends at Gänsbrunnen. The railway line through the Weissenstein tunnel links to the lower terminus of the Weissenstein Cableway.

Highlights

  • Wolfsschlucht – a wild and narrow gorge to the east of Welschenrohr, site where the last wolf in the valley was killed in 1730.
  • Weissenstein – in the Jura Mountains to the south of Welschenrohr are the Balmberg and Weissenstein mountains, a popular hiking area.
  • Petrol (Gas) Pump Museum – Europe's largest museum of its kind and the product of over 20 years devoted to collecting fuel pumps.
Welschenrohr in Canton Solothurn lies between the first and second Jura Mountain chains and is a tranquil hiking area close to nature. Highlights are the rugged and wild Wolfsschlucht and the ascent to the Weissenstein mountain chain above the village.
Welschenrohr is situated at an altitude of 680 metres to the west of Balsthal on the road to Moutier. The municipal territory includes a western section of the Balsthalertal or Dünnerntal, a latitudinal valley in the Solothurn Jura at the northern foot of the Weissenstein chain.

Objects of interest at Welschenrohr include the St. Theodul Catholic Church and some characteristic farmhouses in the village centre dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. A restored water mill lies on the Dünnern, an around 38km long branch river of the Aare. It is open to the public. A small watch museum is a reminder of the area’s watch-making past. On the forest trail you're able to refresh your knowledge on native trees and shrubs at the same time too.

Welschenrohr is the starting point of many hikes and mountain bike tours to the Weissenstein mountain chain (Weissenstein, Balmberg) and the Hauenstein chain. A natural object of interest is the Bärenloch, a cave in the steep rock face above Welschenrohr that is traversed by two natural bridges.

Another natural object of interest is the Wolfsschlucht or Wolf Gorge on the northern flank of the eastern edge of the municipality. The last wolf in the valley was killed in 1730 in this narrow and remote gorge. A high altitude hike with spectacular views starts at the neighbouring village of Gänsbrunnen, leading along the second Jura Mountain chain above Welschenrohr to the Wolfsschlucht, from where it descends to the valley floor. The municipality of Gänsbrunnen to the west of Welschenrohr is home to a unique fuel pump museum, Europe's only museum of this kind and the product of over 20 years devoted to the collection of petrol (gas) pumps. The popular sledge run from Weissenstein also ends at Gänsbrunnen. The railway line through the Weissenstein tunnel links to the lower terminus of the Weissenstein Cableway.

Highlights

  • Wolfsschlucht – a wild and narrow gorge to the east of Welschenrohr, site where the last wolf in the valley was killed in 1730.
  • Weissenstein – in the Jura Mountains to the south of Welschenrohr are the Balmberg and Weissenstein mountains, a popular hiking area.
  • Petrol (Gas) Pump Museum – Europe's largest museum of its kind and the product of over 20 years devoted to collecting fuel pumps.

Arrival and return Welschenrohr

Adresse

Region Solothurn Tourismus
Hauptgasse 69
4500 Solothurn
Tel. +41 (0)32 626 46 46
info@solothurn-city.ch
www.solothurn-city.ch

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Gasthof Hirschen
Gasthof Hirschen
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Hiking in

Welschenrohr
Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 5, Balsthal–Weissenstein
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Weissenstein-Passwang-Weg
Weissenstein-Passwang-Weg
Stage 1, Solothurn–Welschenrohr
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Weissenstein-Passwang-Weg
Weissenstein-Passwang-Weg
Stage 2, Welschenrohr–Passwang
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Wolfsschlucht-Weg
Wolfsschlucht-Weg
Route 484, Welschenrohr (Wolfsschlucht)–Welschenrohr
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Balmberg-Röti-Rundweg
Balmberg-Röti-Rundweg
Route 502, Balmberg–Weissenstein-Röti–Balmberg
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Cycling in

Welschenrohr
Arc jurassien
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Stage 3, Tramelan–Welschenrohr
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Stage 4, Welschenrohr–Liestal
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Mountain biking in

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Chasseral–Weissenstein Bike
Chasseral–Weissenstein Bike