Solothurn's local mountain in the first and highest Jura chain is a real hikers' paradise with impressive views into the far distance.
As the entire Mittelland region sinks into mist and fog, sunshine generally awaits you up here on the Weissenstein. And on a clear day, apart from a glimpse of the Alps, views extend from the Säntis all the way to Mont Blanc. Three-hour hikes through our solar system, (on the planet path) to Grenchenberg, or hikes over the Röti to Balmberg and Jura gardens by Kurhaus 200 to discover 200 species of plant are popular here.
The Hotel Weissenstein as well as three mountain restaurants welcome guests on the Weissenstein – all known for their specialities and special events.
Accessibility: By gondola railway from Oberdorf to the Weissenstein, private car (Summer)
View: On a clear day, over the Mittelland as far as the Swiss Alps and u Mont Blanc
Attractions: Jura highland hikes to the Röti, Jura gardens by Kurhaus Weissenstein, planet path; toboggan run in winter
Culinary aspects:Hotel Weissenstein, Restaurant Sennhaus and Hinter-Weissenstein
Overnight stays:Hotel Weissenstein: suites, double rooms and multi-bed rooms
Berggasthaus Hinter-Weissenstein: 2 double rooms and a dormitory
Groups: Hotel Weissenstein: seminar rooms and banquet hall
Restaurant Sennhaus: Guest lounge 60, Säli 20 places (combinable), old stall 100 places
Restaurant Hinter-Weissenstein: Guest lounge 45, Säli 30
Winter: Winter hikes, skiing
Please note: reduced rate mountain rail ascent with the Swiss Travel Pass/GA travelcard. Buy your tickets on arrival at the station.