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Alt-Bechburg ruins

For about 1000 years, Alt Bechburg has towered over the Augstbach valley above Holderbank: formerly a huge, proud castle, built in about 1050 by the barons of Bechburg. The castle was destroyed by fire in 1713 and never rebuilt. Nowadays it is a fine viewpoint. The vast Manna Table (9x11 metres),... more

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Thal Jura Trail

A network of walking trails around and on the second chain in the Solothurn Jura. Information panels provide interesting facts about the geography,... more

Thal Jura Trail
Lofty ridges, deep gorges

Lofty ridges, deep gorges

Mümliswil – Passwang – Wasserfallen – Mümliswil. Observe the influence of the rocky substratum on landscape features, natural forest vegetation... more

Alt-Bechburg ruins

For about 1000 years, Alt Bechburg has towered over the Augstbach valley above Holderbank: formerly a huge, proud castle, built in about 1050 by the barons of Bechburg. The castle was destroyed by fire in 1713 and never rebuilt. Nowadays it is a fine viewpoint. The vast Manna Table (9x11 metres), an Expo.02 project, is a nice place for visitors to the castle to rest a while.

For about 1000 years, Alt Bechburg has towered over the Augstbach valley above Holderbank: formerly a huge, proud castle, built in about 1050 by the barons of Bechburg.

Thal Jura Trail

A network of walking trails around and on the second chain in the Solothurn Jura. Information panels provide interesting facts about the geography, geology, history, nature in the fields and forests, hunting, agriculture and forestry of the region.

A network of walking trails around and on the second chain in the Solothurn Jura.

Lofty ridges, deep gorges

Mümliswil – Passwang – Wasserfallen – Mümliswil. Observe the influence of the rocky substratum on landscape features, natural forest vegetation and agricultural land use. See rocky cliff faces rising up vertically, narrow gorges and soft terrain landmarks - depending on the hardness of the rock. The nature of the forest also changes accordingly; sometimes flooded by light, sometimes dark and rather unchanging. Walking time 6 hours, short-cuts possible. Map for Download (pdf).