Climb the imposing tower and enjoy the spectacular view of the Thal Nature Park.
Experience the medieval atmosphere at the unique castle ruins in the Thal Nature Park. The ruins of Neu-Falkenstein Castle are one of Balsthal's landmarks and delight locals and visitors alike as a unique excursion destination for families, hikers and groups.
Experience The Neu-Falkenstein ruins are freely accessible all year round. Climb the imposing tower and enjoy the spectacular view of the Thal Nature Park. Several barbecue areas and seating invite you to linger and enjoy the view. The ruins are located directly on the Holzweg Thal, the popular adventure trail in the Thal Nature Park. It is well worth combining these two attractions for an eventful excursion.
Hire as a campsite The spectacular camp site at the Neu-Falkenstein ruins can be hired on a daily or weekly basis. It offers space for up to 40 people in small tents. Please contact the Thal Nature Park information centre
History Neu-Falkenstein Castle was probably built in the early 12th century. In the 13th and 14th centuries, it served as the fiefdom of the Counts of Falkenstein and Bechburg. Many exciting legends and stories tell of this time. During the Helvetic Revolution, the castle was set on fire by the angry rural population in 1798 and fell into ruin as a result. Today, the ruins of Neu-Falkenstein Castle are owned by the canton of Solothurn and are looked after and maintained by the Falkenstein Castle Association.