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Weissenstein Planet Trail

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  • Planet Neptun und Gipfelkreuz auf der Hasenmatt.
    Planet Neptun und Gipfelkreuz auf der Hasenmatt.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
m 1500 1400 1300 1200 1100 10 8 6 4 2 km Restaurant Sennhaus Berggasthof Untergrenchenberg Hasenmatt Stallfluh Gasthof Engel
Reach for the stars on the Weissenstein Planet Trail – the perfect trail for families to get closer to our solar system. Every kilometre hiked is equal to a billion kilometres.
moderate
Distance 11.6 km
3:40 h
541 m
523 m
1,443 m
1,178 m
The Planet Trail from Weissenstein to Untergrenchenberg is an experience for the whole family. Every kilometre hiked corresponds to a billion kilometres in the solar system, which gives you an idea of the dimensions in space. Adults can check out the information boards to pick up the most important features. Numerous fire pits along the way ensure that the children do not miss out. During the hike, the view of the Aare river and the Alps can be enjoyed by everyone; the view from Säntis to Mont Blanc is almost legendary. With the Hasenmatt and the Stallfluh, there are also two promising summits right on your route. And as a treat, several mountain inns tempt you to stop off with their hearty fare.

Author’s recommendation

From Untergrenchenberg, there is a bus connection to Grenchen. If you’d prefer something a bit faster, you can also take the Monstertrotti scooter to the wooden hut (BGU bus stop).
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Author
Jochen Ihle 
Update: April 29, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,443 m
Lowest point
1,178 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 3.36%Dirt road 17.49%Forested/wild trail 18.38%Path 59.71%Road 1.03%
Asphalt
0.4 km
Dirt road
2 km
Forested/wild trail
2.1 km
Path
6.9 km
Road
0.1 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Weissenstein AG
Gasthof Engel
Restaurant Sennhaus
Gasthof Hinter-Weissenstein
Untergrenchenberg mountain inn

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Weissenstein, Kurhaus (1,278 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'605'286E 1'233'448N
DD
47.251924, 7.508453
DMS
47°15'06.9"N 7°30'30.4"E
UTM
32T 387139 5234239
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Destination

Untergrenchenberg

Turn-by-turn directions

Weissenstein Kurhaus - Hinter Weissenstein - Hasenmatt - Stallfluh - Obergrenchenberg - Untergrenchenberg

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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Parking

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'605'286E 1'233'448N
DD
47.251924, 7.508453
DMS
47°15'06.9"N 7°30'30.4"E
UTM
32T 387139 5234239
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

«Seilbahn Weissenstein». ISBN 978-3-906060-28-6, Rothus Medien, Solothurn 2014, www.wandershop-schweiz.ch

161 Erlebnis-Kinderwanderwege für die ganze Familie, www.kids-tour.ch

Author’s map recommendations

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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.6 km
Duration
3:40 h
Ascent
541 m
Descent
523 m
Highest point
1,443 m
Lowest point
1,178 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Botanical highlights Flora and fauna Cableway ascent/descent Summit route Linear route

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