Naturpark Thal nature reserve

Take the NaturparkBus to visit the second chain of the Jura mountains

The NaturparkBus takes travellers to the heart of the Naturapark Thal hiking paradise on Sundays and public holidays between 1 May and 1 November.

The Naturpark Thal nature reserve nestles amidst the mountain ranges of Solothurn Jura - between Weissenstein and waterfalls - in the catchment area of Basel, Bern and Zurich.

Experience the pristine nature of the area on a healthy hike. And discover the treasures such as striking faces of rock, deep canyons, beautiful pine forests and vast Jura pastures together with some great viewpoints. The Naturpark Thal is said to be absolute paradise for passionate game observers.   Plant enthusiasts get their fair fill too, as seldom-seen flora and fauna are observed up close. Culinary enjoyment is also yours for the taking, with several attractive mountain-catering establishments underway.

Those who prefer a more leisurely pace do well to make use of the NaturparkBus transport service, which whisks you off to the sunny Jura heights on Sundays and public holidays. The NaturparkBus runs between Balsthal and the Brunnersberg or alternatively from Welschenrohr up to Obere Tannmatt. Also, the NaturparkBus takes you directly to various mountain restaurants, such as Obere Tannmatt, Hinter Brandberg, Untere Tannmatt and Güggel.

Museum HAARUNDKAMM Mümliswil (Hair and comb museum)
“2 for 1” admission to the HAARUNDKAMM museum
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Bremgarten mountain lodge
Free own-produced “Rauchchnebeli” smoked sausage
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Obere Wechten mountain guesthouse
Free hiking map and 10% discount on overnight stays
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Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Timetable 50.131 (NaturparkBus)

Route not open all year

Special comments:
The NaturparkBus travels from 1 May until 1 November solely on Sundays & public holidays


For groups of five people and more, reservations are a must! Tel. +41 58 667 13 60

Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed



Naturpark Thal
Hölzlistrasse 57
4710 Balsthal-Thalbrücke

Opening hours

Monday to Friday:
9 a.m. - 12 noon / 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday / Sunday: closed