The Weissenstein – a classic

"We reached Rüttenen via the old town of Solothurn, the idyllic Verena gorge and the Einsiedelei health spa. From there, a steep ascent led us onto the Balmfluhchöpfli and the Röti. The magnificent panoramic views made all our sweat and effort worthwhile. We rounded the arduous day off with a well-deserved tea and snack at Restaurant Sennhaus."


Duration : 4 h 25 min.
Distance : 12.1 km

Physically: difficult

Viewpoints, barbecue spots, Kurhaus Weissenstein

Restaurants at the Weissenstein

Good to know
From winter 2015, it will be accessible throughout the year via the new cable car Oberdorf – Weissenstein. The timetable you will find on

  • The old town of Solothurn is the starting point. The excursion passes through the Verena Gorge and the Hermitage.

More tips

  • Planet route
  • Downhill route
  • Jura garden


Brochure Hiking in the Solothurn Jura | PDF, 13.27 MB
Map Weissenstein and Grenchenberge | PDF, 754 kB

Region Solothurn Tourismus
Hauptgasse 69
4500 Solothurn
T. +41 (0) 32 626 46 46
F. +41 (0) 32 626 46 47

The Weissenstein – a classic

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