Weissenstein – way above the fog

Jura & Three-Lakes

Currently, the Weissenstein is reached by private car – or from May to October by Postbus on certain days. And come autumn 2014 hikers can delight in the new Weissenstein gondola railway.

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As the entire Mittelland region sinks into mist and fog, sunshine generally awaits you up here on the Weissenstein. And on a clear day, apart from a glimpse of the Alps, views extend from the Säntis all the way to Mont Blanc. Three-hour hikes through our solar system, (on the planet path) to Grenchenberg, or hikes over the Röti to Balmberg and Jura gardens by Kurhaus 200 to discover 200 species of plant are popular here.

The Kurhaus (currently with no guest rooms) as well as three mountain restaurants welcome guests on the Weissenstein – all known for their specialities and special events.

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Altitude: 1284m
Accessibility:
Bus in summer (Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday) from Oberdorf to the Weissenstein, or by private car; as of autumn 2014 gondola railway from Oberdorf to the Weissenstein
View: On a clear day, over the Mittelland as far as the Swiss Alps and u Mont Blanc
Attractions: Jura highland hikes to the Röti, Jura gardens by Kurhaus Weissenstein, planet path; toboggan run in winter
Culinary aspects: Kurhaus: Seasonal operations in summer with Fondue enjoyment on the first and final Friday in the month
Restaurant Sennhaus and Hinter-Weissenstein
Overnight stays: Currently none at the Kurhaus;
Berggasthaus Hinter-Weissenstein: 2 double rooms and a dormitory
Groups: Seminar rooms currently not in use
Restaurant Sennhaus: Guest lounge 60, Säli 20 places (combinable), old stall 100 places
Restaurant Hinter-Weissenstein: Guest lounge 45, Säli 30
Winter: Winter hikes, skiing (until the opening of the gondola railway in autumn 2014, limited access)
Special comments: Opening of the new gondola railway planned for autumn 2014.

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