Viewing tower on the Gempen


Liestal: mit Blick nach Basel Sankt Chrischona

Liestal: mit Blick nach Basel Sankt Chrischona

Liestal: Liestaler Wettercam Schleifenberg

Liestal: Liestaler Wettercam Schleifenberg

The wooded hills around the main town in the Basle region, Liestal, are ideal for hiking and biking. There is a string of vantage points one after another along the main valley, and the whole area is covered with a dense network of pleasant paths and tracks. The walk up from Liestal to the Schartenfluh passes through the peaceful Röserental.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Liestal station
End of tour: Liestal station
Access starting point: Trains from Basle, Olten, Lucerne, Berne, Zurich
Access point of arrival: Trains to Basle, Olten, Lucerne, Berne, Zurich
Technical requirements: Medium difficulty
Physical fitness: Medium difficulty
Total altitude meters: Approx. 500 m
Hiking time: 4 hrs. 45 min.
Season: March to November
Gastronomy: Liestal, Bad Schauenburg, Schartenfluh, Gempen
Overnight: Liestal, Sissach, Basel
Various: Old Town of Liestal, viewing tower on the Schartenfluh


From the Schartenfluh there is a magnificent view down into the Birstal and away in the distance towards France. Then, after the Solothurn village of Gempen, the route goes back down towards Liestal on the other side of the mountain. The landscape here is one of wide fields and a sea of fruit trees. At the end of the tour, it is worth making a diversion to see the beautiful Old Town of Liestal.

Liestal - Bad Schauenburg - Schartenfluh - Gempen - Sichteren - Liestal

From the station in Liestal there is a long, but rarely steep climb up through the Röserental to the Schartenfluh. Then you go down again on narrow paths past the village of Gempen to Sichteren. One last descent then takes you back down to Liestal.

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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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