Flüh - Mariastein - Laufen


The hiking tour near the French border leads from the Leymen Valley to the Laufen Valley. Between the 2 valleys, the striking mountain ridge of the Blauen is visible from afar.

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Technical information

Starting point:Mariastein
Getting to the starting point:Auto von Basel; Tram Nr. 10 ab Basel bis Flüh und Bus nach Mariastein
Back from the destination:Auto oder Bahn zurück nach Basel, rsp. Delémont
Physical fitness:mittel
Difference in elevation:Aufstieg 390m, Abstieg 550m
Hiking time:2h50
Season:März bis November
Note:   Auf der Südseite des Blauen befinden sich wertvolle Magerweiden mit grosser Orchideenvielfalt – ein Paradies für Schmetterlinge und Bienen.


Besides its scenic charm, the tour has much to offer by way of culture. The tour highlight is the Benedictine monastery of Mariastein, dating from the 17th century. The hike concludes with a visit to Laufen. The well-preserved Old Town is surrounded by three town gates and the roughly 400 meter long remnant of the city wall.

Tour Overview

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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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