Mariastein Routes: Flüh–Mariastein Route / Laufen–Mariastein Route
The Mariastein Routes take you either from Flüh or from Laufen (Canton Basel-Country) through the hilly countryside to the pilgrimage site at Mariastein Abbey.
The Mariastein Routes take you through the Basel countryside to Mariastein Abbey. While the Flüh–Mariastein Route runs from Flüh via Mariastein to Metzleren or Burg/Leimen, the Laufen–Mariastein Route operates in reverse direction from Laufen to Mariastein. Near Hofstetten–Flüh, you will find the ruins of Sternenberg, Fürstenstein and Landskorn castles. Gothic buildings, such as an old mill, Hofstetten “fortress” and St. John’s Chapel are shaping the appearance of Hofstetten-Flüh village (PostBus stop Flüh, Railway Station and Hofstetten, Mariasteinstrasse). Discover historic carriage tracks on the old carriage road between Hofstetten and Flüh. Hofstetter Bergmatte is a popular family destination with playgrounds, a petting zoo, outdoor fireplaces, picnic tables, a restaurant, and sled rides in winter. This is the starting point for hikes through the Chälengraben Gorge. Visit the protected village center of Metzerlen-Mariastein, St. Remigius Church, St. Anne’s Chapel, and Rotberg Castle (PostBus stop Mariastein, Metzerlenstrasse). The Benedictine monastery Mariastein was built in 1645 and attracts visitors from near and far (PostBus stop Mariastein, Klosterplatz). A proud castle overlooking the area sits high above Burg/Leimental. Röschenz can be reached via Challhöchi Pass, where mountain bikers and hikers will find excellent trails. Visit the Laufen Valley Museum in the lovely old town of Laufen to learn about the local history and culture (PostBus stop Laufen, Railway Station).
Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Tel. +41 58 667 13 60
Route open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information
The Flüh–Mariastein Route operates between Flüh, Railway Station and Metzerlen, Post Office and between Flüh, Railway Station and Burg im Leimental, Village. Service for pilgrims and market visitors is available to Laufen, Railway Station (on designated days only, see Timetable). The Laufen–Mariastein Route operates on Sundays and public holidays and on 1 May, Corpus Christi, 15 August, 1 November, excl. 2 January, from Laufen, Railway Station to Mariastein, Klosterplatz.
PostBus Switzerland Ltd
Region Northern Switzerland/Basel Branch
P. O. Box
|Tel.:||+41 (0)58 667 13 60|
|Fax:||+41 (0)58 667 62 40|
No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle
Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed
Explore the area of the Mariastein Routes on foot on the well-marked hiking trail system
Landskron Castle: bearing witness to the times of knights
The viewpoint in the Leimen Valley
Situated on French territory, but still in the immediate vicinity of Flüh are the remnants of proud Landskron Castle. Like the other ruins in this area, it is a reminder of eventful times when knights had to protect their possessions.
Verein zur Rettung der Landskron
Electro-biking in Schwarzbubenland: the easy way to pedal
Enjoy a ride through the lovely hills and experience an unforgettable day on an electro-bike tour offered by Schwarzbubenland Tourism. The combination of relaxation and activity is part of an effective and popular wellness program.
www.vvsl.ch/eBike (in german)
|Tel.:||+41 (0)61 702 17 17|
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