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From Moutier to the Thal Nature Park

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  • Bergrestaurant Oberdörfer.
    Bergrestaurant Oberdörfer.
    Photo: Toni Kaiser, CC BY, Solothurn Tourismus
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Passing through Jura meadows and cantons, this hike – complete with stunning views – leads from French-speaking Moutier via the popular Oberdörfer mountain restaurant down to German-speaking Gänsbrunnen, the gateway to the Thal Nature Park.
moderate
Distance 12.6 km
4:30 h
920 m
725 m
1,293 m
529 m
Taking the train from Solothurn, we reached Moutier comfortably, the central location of Bernese Jura. Our path led us across national farm estates and typical Jura meadows. We reached the Graitery (1185 m) via a strenuous zigzag path and two steep stairs. The onward path was easy. Cows continue to spend their summer grazing season on the Loge aux Boeuf (1142 m). On the Oberdörferberg (1242 m), we stayed with Luzia and Andi and relished their self-made Black Forest gateau. Just before that, we crossed the Cantonal border and the language border. After this, the path was mainly downhill towards Gänsbrunnen, the entrance to the Thal Nature Park.

Note(s)
Gute Trittsicherheit und gute Kondition erforderlich (Metalltreppen unter Punkt 1145.7).

Good to know:
Moutier can be reached by train from Solothurn main station. Ride from Gänsbrunnen to Solothurn by train.
- Siky Ranch zoo, adventure park for young and old
- Energy Park Laupersodrof, home to the region's petrol pump museum

See also
Region Solothurn Tourismus
Hauptgasse 69
4500 Solothurn
Tel: +41 (0) 32 626 46 46
Fax: +41 (0) 32 626 46 47
E-Mail: info@solothurn-city.ch
Internet: www.solothurn-city.ch

Author’s recommendation

At Sikypark in Crémines, the monkeys are colourful, the white tigers are on the loose and little visitors enjoy riding ponies. The zoo in the Bernese Jura is really something special. This is readily apparent upon arrival as it is the only zoo in Switzerland with its own train station.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,293 m
Lowest point
529 m
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Rest stops

Restaurant Oberdörfer
Backihaus
Berghof Montpelon

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Start

Moutier, railway station (528 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'595'653E 1'236'657N
DD
47.280797, 7.381176
DMS
47°16'50.9"N 7°22'52.2"E
UTM
32T 377575 5237639
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Destination

Gänsbrunnen

Turn-by-turn directions

Moutier - Graitery - Oberdörferberg - Gänsbrunnen

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Public-transport-friendly

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'595'653E 1'236'657N
DD
47.280797, 7.381176
DMS
47°16'50.9"N 7°22'52.2"E
UTM
32T 377575 5237639
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Jochen Ihle / Toni Kaiser: Die 101 schönsten Wanderungen der Schweiz. ISBN 978-3-03865-041-6, Rothus Medien, Solothurn, www.wandershop-schweiz.ch

Author’s map recommendations

LK 1:50.000, 223T Delémont, 233T Solothurn.

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Caro R. 
September 26, 2019 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.6 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
920 m
Descent
725 m
Highest point
1,293 m
Lowest point
529 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Botanical highlights Linear route Flora and fauna

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