Schelten Pass, 2827 Mervelier, Switzerland
About Schelten Pass
Schelten Pass is a high mountain pass in the Jura Mountains between the cantons of Jura and Solothurn in Switzerland. It connects Mervelier and Ramiswil and is the most direct route from Delémont and Balsthal. The pass road has a maximum grade of 12 percent. Many bunkers and fortifications built by the Swiss Army during World War II are still visible on the pass. Hiking paths lead from the pass to Hohe Winde, Passwang, and Delémont.
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The Raymontpierre Castle is located in the Vermes municipality of the Jura canton of Switzerland. Dating back to the 16th Century, the castle was commissioned by Georges Hugue de Raymontpierre, Delemont's chatelain. The land was left to him by his father back in the year 1576. Converted into a farmhouse back in the 18th Century, the fortified castle has been restored considerably in the 20th Century.
Balmberg Pass is a high mountain pass in the Jura Mountains in the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland. It connects Welschenrohr and Günsberg. The road is one of the steepest pass roads in Switzerland. The road is not recommended for novice drivers, big, wide or long vehicles, buses, vans and trucks, caravans, or trailers. It is, however, ideal for motorcycles During periods of snow or ice, the road is closed from the pass summit to Welschenrohr on the north side.
Mont Raimeux, with its gorges and undulating rocky walls, is a spot cherished by mountain climbers. The summit is a delight for walkers in search of tranquility. The mountain name is probably derived from the old French word raim, which roughly corresponds to the meaning of undeveloped land, covered with scrub or forest. It can be reached easily by several trails and a road culminating at 1,288 meters.
The Gilgenberg ruins are the ruins of a hilltop castle in the area of the municipality of Zullwil in the canton of Solothurn . It stands at 710 m above sea level. M. on a rock spur in a wooded valley basin southeast of the village of Zullwil and can be easily reached from the village on a marked hiking trail in around 10 minutes.
The Röti is at a height of 1395.2 m above sea level. M. the highest point in the Weissenstein range within the Jura chain between the Weissenstein Pass and the Balmberg . The excellent vantage point is a popular hiking destination in Switzerland . The Röti can be easily reached on foot from the Weissenstein Pass, but the path is steeper from the Balmberg.
The Weissenstein Planet Trail is an educational trail in the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland. It leads on the southeastern mountain range of the Jura from the Weissenstein to the Stallflue belonging to the Grenchenberg . The planet route is an experience for the entire family. Each kilometre of the hike corresponds to one billion kilometres in the solar system, providing a glimpse of the infinitely vast cosmic dimensions. Information sign posts convey the most important characteristics for th
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