From vantage point to vantage point

Sissach

The mighty and imposing Sissacher Fluh is the emblem of Sissach, dominating the valley below. The climb up from the main town of this region takes just over an hour, and the view from the rocky summit is magnificent, extending from the Vosges and the Jura right round to the Alps.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Sissach 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: Easy
Physical fitness: Average
Total altitude meters: 527 m
Hiking time: 4 hrs. 10 min.
Season: March to November
Gastronomy: Sissach, Sissacher Fluh, Hersberg, Schleifenberg (only on Sundays and public holidays), Liestal
Overnight: Sissach
Various: Village centre in Sissach, vantage points on the Sissacher Fluh and Schleifenberg, Old Town of Liestal
Literature: www.karten-shop.ch

Description

There are similarly impressive views from the 30 m high viewing tower which stands on the Schleifenberg. In between, you walk through beautiful deciduous woods. Holly trees line the route, here and there forming a kind of tunnel. Your destination is the canton capital, Liestal. A visit to the Old Town with its many interesting sights makes a fine conclusion to this interesting walk.

Sissach - Sissacher Fluh - Wintersinger Höhe - Hersberg - Stächpalmenhegli - Schleifenberg - Liestal

At the beginning of the tour, the path climbs by nearly 400 metres, up from Sissach station to the Sissacher Fluh. Then a lovely mountain path goes up and down, up and down over to the Schleifenberg. The descent to Liestal which follows is steep and quite tricky. Finally, you walk through the picturesque Old Town to reach the station in 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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