Niesen and Stockhorn in view

Niesen and Stockhorn in view

Walk along the Jakobsweg from Thun to Gwatt and on via Amsoldingen to Wattenwilmore

Fun and adventure in Balmberg

Fun and adventure in Balmberg

Fun and adventure in the magnificent Jura Forest, about 10 kilometers from Solothurn. Nine parcours of various degrees of difficulty offer adventure and challenges for outdoor enthusiasts, families, groups and clubs. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8...more

Restaurant Gurnigel Berghaus

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At this mountain restaurant with its spacious terrace, you just have to...more

Via ferrata Gantrisch

Via ferrata...

Challenging in places, with vertical and slightly overhanging sections...more

Niesen and Stockhorn in view

Walk along the Jakobsweg from Thun to Gwatt and on via Amsoldingen to Wattenwil

The walk from Thun to Wattenwil leads in a wide sweep first along Lake Thun and then through an undulating area across into the Gürbetal valley. There are fantastic views of the mountains of the Bernese Oberland all along the way. At first, your gaze is drawn to the Niesen, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, with the lake glittering in the sunshine in the foreground. Later, the walk is dominated by the rocky dome of the Stockhorn. In the area between Thun and the Stockhorn range is a string of little or even tiny lakes that are popular tourist spots, especially at weekends.

Niesen and Stockhorn in view
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Fun and adventure in Balmberg

Fun and adventure in the magnificent Jura Forest, about 10 kilometers from Solothurn. Nine parcours of various degrees of difficulty offer adventure and challenges for outdoor enthusiasts, families, groups and clubs. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the summer season (April to October).

Fun and adventure in the magnificent Jura Forest, about 10 kilometers from Solothurn.

Fun and adventure in Balmberg
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Restaurant Gurnigel Berghaus

At this mountain restaurant with its spacious terrace, you just have to stop and enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains and Lake Thun. Cyclists and motor-cyclists, hikers, climbers and touring motorists all enjoy the many culinary delights here. Have a party, organise a music camp, hold a fondue party in a tepee, go for a ride or a snowshoe walk – these are just a few of the things the Gurnigel mountain restaurant has to offer.

Restaurant Gurnigel Berghaus
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Via ferrata Gantrisch

Challenging in places, with vertical and slightly overhanging sections (categorised as a KS 4 climb). You do need to be quite fit, and certainly sure-footed with a good head for heights. Approach via the Gurnigel water divide, the start is just below the Leitern Pass. Six hours (there and back) from the water divide. You can hire a via ferrata set from the Gurnigel mountain inn.

Via ferrata Gantrisch
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