Ridge Walk around the Welschenrohr

Gänsbrunnen

Deinkick Solarbob Seilpark Langenbruck 2

Deinkick Solarbob Seilpark Langenbruck 2

Deinkick Solarbob Seilpark Langenbruck

Deinkick Solarbob Seilpark Langenbruck

Deinkick Skilifte Langenbruck

Deinkick Skilifte Langenbruck

Deinkick Solarbob Seilpark Langenbruck

Deinkick Solarbob Seilpark Langenbruck

Balmberg Seilpark/Skilift Höfli

Balmberg Seilpark/Skilift Höfli

Oensingen direction Egerkingen

Oensingen direction Egerkingen

Oensingen - Schweiz, Solothurn

Oensingen - Schweiz, Solothurn

Weissenstein

Weissenstein

Laupersdorf

Laupersdorf

Gross Brunnersberg

Gross Brunnersberg

Gross Brunnersberg - Balsthal

Gross Brunnersberg - Balsthal

Hidden behind the first Jura mountain chain near Solothurn/Oensingen you will find a very special hiking paradise. Once you have accomplished the ascent of one of the Jura peaks you can practically pull yourself from one ridge to the next.

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Gänsbrunnen – Ridge path to the Walenmattweid – Gr. Malsenberg – Harzer – Hint. Brandberg – Mieschegg Kapelle – Ob. Tannmatt – Chüematt/Tuffbrunnen – Wolfsschlucht

Here you will find the Thal Nature Park, nestled in the mountain ranges of the Solothurn Jura between Weissenstein and Wasserfallen. Lets start out with a circular tour on the hill tracts above Welschenrohr.

From Gänsbrunnen on the Malsenberg Street, walk into the forest. After 120 meters turn left and follow the forest path to Krete on the cantonal border. Walk uphill for an hour, accompanied by spectacular deep views onto the rail line and in the direction of Moutier. On the Walenmattweid, a pasture, you will have reached the highest point. We’ll now hike from one Jura mountain inn to the next past the picturesque Plague Chapel (Pestkapelle) on the Mieschegg and as far as the Ob. Now proceed to Talmatt, a farm that also boasts an inn. Descend the trail on the left at the Tannmattchopf, walk through the impressive Wolfsschlucht (Wolves Gorge) and onto the cantonal road, which offers a bus service linking Balsthal – Gänsbrunnen.

Starting point:
Gänsbrunnen (Railway Stations St. Joseph or Alte Post)
Destination:
(Welschenrohr) Wolfsschlucht
Getting to the starting point:Train from Solothurn or bus from Balsthal
Getting to the destination:Bus Balsthal – Gänsbrunnen
Technique:medium
Physical fitness:medium
Gradient:500 m
Hiking time:4 hours 45 minutes
Season:April to October
Catering:Malsenberg, Hint. Brandberg, Mieschegg, Ob. Tannmatt
Accommodation:Gänsbrunnen, Balsthal

We recommend the narrow forest trails instead of the access roads (motor roads) leading to the farmsteads. In summer, there is a Bus starting at Ob. Tannmatt (and from Brunnersberg).

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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