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, Alpenblick Brunnersberg and Güggel.
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Timetable 50.131 (NaturparkBus)
For groups of five people and more, reservations are a must! Tel. +41 58 667 13 60
Route not open all year
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The NaturparkBus travels from 1 May until 1 November solely on Sundays & public holidays
No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle
Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed
The Bergbeiz Güggel serves homemade soup and farmhouse bread, tasty farmhouse sausages or smoked sausage with chips – along with meringue ice cream. The hiking route leads directly past this little catering establishment where you can also simply enjoy a cool drink on the terrace.
Telefon+41 62 394 11 73
This tranquilly situated mountain catering establishment offers good home-style cooking. A sunny stop-off for hikers with most attractive views to enjoy too!
Telephone+41 62 394 11 78
Hikers who’d like to stop-off for a breather and bite of something to eat find themselves in the perfect spot here. The guest lounge of this catering establishment has been added to with small dining room where good home cooking is served. And outside you can delight in a barn full of cows, young animals, horses and numerous small creatures!
Family Andrea & Heinz Horisberger-Roos
Telephone+41 62 394 11 43
A warm and inviting terrace entices guests here – together with homemade specialities such as Knöpfli, Bratwürst sausages and of course famous Röschti-style potatoes. Twenty different types of coffee (partially spirited!) also delight guests – and a taste of the homemade Stückli and Absinth-Mousse is highly recommended!
Bergwirtschaft Hinter Brandberg
Telephone+41 32 639 11 91
You enjoy great views over the Gulden Valley from here -where the Bergwirtschaft Matzendörfer Stierenberg serves good home cooking with popular Bratwurst sausages, Fondue with Chanterelle woodland mushrooms, Cordon Bleu, cheese, bacon, sausage salads and ice cream.
Bergwirtschaft Matzendörfer Stierenberg
Tatjana & Urs Imhof
Telefon+41 62 394 12 49
The Bergwirtschaft Obere Tannmatt offers hearty and wholesome dishes. The delicious mountain cheese stems from an own cheese-making dairy and tasty cheese slices couldn’t be better so don’t miss out!
Mountain restaurant Obere Tannmatt
Telefon+41 62 394 12 21
The place to enjoy an attractive guest lounge and good hearty cooking – including Galloway dishes from own breeding. And of course beautiful views over Thal.
Bergwirtschaft Vorder Brandberg
Telephone+41 62 394 12 24