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Stage 6, Weissenstein–Frinvillier
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Weissenstein b. Solothurn

Weissenstein b. Solothurn

The Weissenstein peak (1284m) in Canton Solothurn in the first and highest Jura mountain chain is one of the Jura’s most distinctive vantage points, awarding a fantastic view over the Swiss Mittelland and the Alps from the Säntis to Mont Blanc.
This unique sunny ledge in the Jura Mountains is accessible in summer via a narrow pass road or various attractive hiking trails.

Sports enthusiasts will be drawn especially to the «Nidlenloch» cave system and the «Oberdörfer Klus» and «Balmfluhchöpfli» rock climbing parks. Paragliders and delta flyers find launching spots to the south of the spa hotel. Experienced mountain bikers can enjoy the challenging and exclusive downhill course via Nesselboden to the lower terminus at Oberdorf. In winter, the prepared sledge runs to Oberdorf (southern side, 4.5km, fast) and Gänsbrunnen (northern side, 4.6km, leisurely-paced and family-friendly with railway connection back to Oberdorf) are very popular.

The restored Weissenstein Spa Hotel, constructed in art-nouveau style with large panorama terrace, is a popular excursion destination for outdoor lovers, day visitors, seekers of tranquillity, seminar participants, groups and holiday guests. The small museum within showcases the history of the Weissenstein mountain. The milk whey treatments available at the spa hotel are said to have alleviated the symptoms of many a guest’s illness or infirmity.

There are many sign-posted walks and hiking trails starting at Weissenstein, such as the Planetenweg or Planet Trail that leads from Weissenstein via Hasenmatt to the Grenchenberg, along a model of the solar system on a scale of 1:1 billion. There are also many popular circuit trails at Weissenstein of between around 2.5 to 3 hours hiking duration. They lead past innumerable dolines or sinkholes; natural depressions caused by water in soluble bedrock, in this case limestone. Around 200 species of plant grow in the small Jura garden at the southern-facing side of the spa hotel. It is in full bloom from June to July.

Highlights

  • Views from Weissenstein peak - panorama views of the Swiss Plateau and the Alps from the Säntis to Mont Blanc.
  • Hiking on Weissenstein – circuit trails, ascents and descents and the Jura Höhenweg high trail along the crests appeal to hikers from near and far.
  • Nidlenloch – well known cave system in the Solothurn Jura, an underground wonderworld visited by up to 3000 pot holers yearly
  • Sledging paradise – prepared sledge runs with varying degrees of difficulty lead down both sides of the Weissenstein. A popular family excursion.
The Weissenstein peak (1284m) in Canton Solothurn in the first and highest Jura mountain chain is one of the Jura’s most distinctive vantage points, awarding a fantastic view over the Swiss Mittelland and the Alps from the Säntis to Mont Blanc.
This unique sunny ledge in the Jura Mountains is accessible in summer via a narrow pass road or various attractive hiking trails.

Sports enthusiasts will be drawn especially to the «Nidlenloch» cave system and the «Oberdörfer Klus» and «Balmfluhchöpfli» rock climbing parks. Paragliders and delta flyers find launching spots to the south of the spa hotel. Experienced mountain bikers can enjoy the challenging and exclusive downhill course via Nesselboden to the lower terminus at Oberdorf. In winter, the prepared sledge runs to Oberdorf (southern side, 4.5km, fast) and Gänsbrunnen (northern side, 4.6km, leisurely-paced and family-friendly with railway connection back to Oberdorf) are very popular.

The restored Weissenstein Spa Hotel, constructed in art-nouveau style with large panorama terrace, is a popular excursion destination for outdoor lovers, day visitors, seekers of tranquillity, seminar participants, groups and holiday guests. The small museum within showcases the history of the Weissenstein mountain. The milk whey treatments available at the spa hotel are said to have alleviated the symptoms of many a guest’s illness or infirmity.

There are many sign-posted walks and hiking trails starting at Weissenstein, such as the Planetenweg or Planet Trail that leads from Weissenstein via Hasenmatt to the Grenchenberg, along a model of the solar system on a scale of 1:1 billion. There are also many popular circuit trails at Weissenstein of between around 2.5 to 3 hours hiking duration. They lead past innumerable dolines or sinkholes; natural depressions caused by water in soluble bedrock, in this case limestone. Around 200 species of plant grow in the small Jura garden at the southern-facing side of the spa hotel. It is in full bloom from June to July.

Highlights

  • Views from Weissenstein peak - panorama views of the Swiss Plateau and the Alps from the Säntis to Mont Blanc.
  • Hiking on Weissenstein – circuit trails, ascents and descents and the Jura Höhenweg high trail along the crests appeal to hikers from near and far.
  • Nidlenloch – well known cave system in the Solothurn Jura, an underground wonderworld visited by up to 3000 pot holers yearly
  • Sledging paradise – prepared sledge runs with varying degrees of difficulty lead down both sides of the Weissenstein. A popular family excursion.

Arrival and return Weissenstein b. Solothurn

Adresse

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

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Stigelos (Rüttenen–Weissenstein)
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Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 5, Balsthal–Weissenstein
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Stage 6, Weissenstein–Frinvillier
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Stage 1, Solothurn–Welschenrohr
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Stage 3, Tramelan–Welschenrohr
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