Naturpark Thal
Hölzlistrasse 57
CH-4710 Balsthal
+41 62 386 12 30

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Balsthal, at the exit of the Klus gorge linking Oensingen to the Solothurn Jura, is the gateway to the Thal Nature Reserve, an area ideal for hiking, just a few km away from the urbanized areas stretching along the foot of the Jura mountain range.


Tourist Information
Bahnhofplatz 10a
CH-3011 Bern
+41 31 328 12 12

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Capital of Switzerland, a modern city with a picturesque old town enclosed within a meander of the Aare river. It is in Bern that the German physicist Albert Einstein developed his theory of relativity.

Biel / Bienne

Marketing de la Ville de Bienne
Rue Centrale 60
CH-2501 Bienne
+41 32 326 13 21

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The biggest bilingual town of Switzerland, headquarter of the Swatch Group and manufacturer of the Rolex watch movements, lies on the shore of Lake Biel, at the foot of the Jura mountain range.


Tourist Office
Bahnhofstrasse 44
CH-3400 Burgdorf
+41 58 327 50 92

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This little town is the gate to the Emmental valley, production area of one of the most famous cheese of Switzerland. Overlooked by a picturesque medieval castle, its old city is really worth the visit.

Büren an der Aare

Büren Tourismus
Hauptgasse 10 - Rathaus
CH-3294 Büren an der Aare
+41 32 351 27 07

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A medieval town dating back to the 13th century, Büren an der Aare is located as its name suggests along the Aare, in the navigable part of the river, between Biel and Solothurn. Beautiful old town and covered wooden bridge, rebuilt in the old style after an arson in 1989.

Cerlier / Erlach

CH-3235 Erlach
+41 32 338 11 11

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Erlach (Cerlier, in French) is located on Lake Biel (lac de Bienne) at the end of the long tail of St Peters Island (Ile St-Pierre - St. Petersinsel). A very nice village surrounded by vineyards and an ideal starting point for a hike on the island.


Fribourg Tourisme et Région
Place Jean-Tinguely 1 - Case postale 1120
CH-1701 Fribourg
+41 26 350 11 11

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Capital of the eponymous canton, Fribourg is a bilingual city, as it is located just at the border between French-speaking and Alemannic-speaking areas of Switzerland. Perched on the banks of the Sarine River, its medieval old town is quite picturesque and you won't be disappointed by the visit!


Tourismusbüro Jaun
Hauptstrasse 381
CH-1656 Jaun
+41 26 929 81 81

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Jaun is situated high in Gruyère (canton of Fribourg), on the road to Jaun Pass connecting the area to the Simmental (canton of Bern). It's the only German-speaking area of Gruyère.


Tourismus Region Laupen - Gemeindeverwaltung Laupen
Neuengasse 4 - Postfach 63
CH-3177 Laupen
+41 31 990 60 60

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A proud medieval castle, that can be visited and even rented, an old town full of charm... Close to the canton of Fribourg, where the Sense river flowing from the Prealps flows into the Aare river, the little Bernese city of Laupen is full of nice surprises to those who dare to take the small roads of Switzerland...

Magdalena Hermitage

Pfarrei Düdingen
Postal address: Duensstrasse 2
CH-3186 Düdingen
+41 26 492 96 20

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What a strange place! An ancient troglodyte hermitage, dug during the 17th century in a sandstone cliff overlooking the Sarine River, near Düdingen, in the Canton of Fribourg. You won't believe your own eyes!


Marbach Tourismus
Dorfstrasse 61
CH-6196 Marbach
+41 34 493 38 04

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Some secrets of Switzerland are far from the highways: the village of Marbach, with its impressive church, is situated on the beautiful little road connecting the southern areas of two beautiful regions, the Entlebuch in Canton of Luzern and the Emmental in Canton of Bern.

Murten / Morat

Morat Tourisme
Franz. Kirchgasse 6 - Postfach 210
CH-3280 Morat
+41 26 670 51 12

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One of the most beautiful medieval towns of Switzerland, on the shores of Murtensee (Lake of Morat), in front of the Mount Vully vineyards. A place you definitely have to visit!


Einwohnergemeinde Oensingen
Hauptstrasse 2
CH-4702 Oensingen
+41 62 388 05 00

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Located halfway between Olten and Solothurn, and dominated by the castle of Neu Bechburg, Oensingen is the small town, very industrialized, at the mouth of the Klus gorge that provides access to Balsthal and to the Thal Nature Reserve, one of the jewels of the Solothurn Jura.


Dornacherstrasse 1
CH-4601 Olten
+41 62 206 11 11

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Olten, situated on the River Aare, is the largest city in the canton of Solothurn, but it is much less touristy than the canton's baroque capital. Its great asset is a tiny old town that is well worth a visit.


Solothurn Tourismus
Hauptgasse 69
CH-4500 Solothurn
+41 32 626 46 46

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Solothurn is renowned as the most beautiful baroque town of Switzerland. Situated on the Aar river, 20km East of Biel-Bienne, at the foot of the Jura summit named Weissenstein, its old town is really wonderful.

Twann / Douanne

Bielersee Tourismus
Am Burgweg
CH-2513 Twann/Douanne
+41 32 315 76 67

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A beautiful winegrowers village on Bielersee (Lake of Biel/Bienne), one of the three lakes at the foot of the Jura mountain range. Nice stopover to taste te wines!


Gemeinde Wiedlisbach
Hinterstädtli 13
CH-4537 Wiedlisbach
+41 32 636 27 26

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Once a small fortified city organized around a central square, Wiedlisbach was subsequently divided into two sets of streets and an old tower, vestige of the ancient fortifications: the Städtli, main street, and the charming Hinterstädtli.

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