Northern Switzerland, Solothurn / Aargau

Gempen route

Start in Dornach and travel through the enchanting natural landscape of the Schwarzbubenland recreation area via Gempen to Seewen. Impressive hills, gorges and valleys can be explored on foot or by bicycle/e-bike.

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In Dornach, you can visit the former Capuchin monastery, the 22-metre long battle relief, the ruins of Dorneck Castle, the monumental Goetheanum, Nepomuk bridge, and the Schwarzbubenland museum of local history (Postbus stop: Dornach-Arlesheim, Bahnhof).

You can explore the castles in the region surrounding Dornach on local hikes. Gempen lies on wooded hills which rise above the Birstal valley. You can find a dense network of hiking and cycling routes in this area, the stunning Schartenflue viewpoint with observation tower and mountain restaurant, cross-country trails and toboggan runs (Postbus stop: Gempen, Dorf).

Enjoy horseback riding or a round of swingolf in Hochwald (Postbus stop: Hochwald, Dorfzentrum).

The Museum of Music Automatons (Postbus stop: Seewen SO, Zelgli/Musikautomaten) can be visited in Seewen.

During cherry blossom season, you can enjoy a stroll through the colourful and fragrant orchards of Nuglar-St. Pantaleon (change in Büren SO, Dorf onto route 73).

Passing through the ancient “Törli” fortification wall of the Liestal valley, you arrive in the intimate old town with its colourfully painted houses. The poets museum, reed organ museum and Baselland cantonal museum have a range of interesting exhibits to browse through (Postbus stop: Liestal, Bahnhof).

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