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Balmberg Pass

Balmberg Pass, 4524 Balm bei Günsberg, Switzerland

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About Balmberg Pass

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.


Attractions near Balmberg Pass

Röti1.26km from Balmberg Pass

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.

Weissenstein2.66km from Balmberg Pass

The Solothurn Weissenstein on the first and highest Jura chain is one of the most striking vantage points in the Jura and offers a fantastic view of the Central Plateau to the Alpine peaks from Säntis to Mont Blanc. The unique sun terrace in the Solothurn Jura can also be reached in summer via a narrow pass road or various attractive hiking trails.

Erde Planetenweg Weissenstein2.78km from Balmberg Pass

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

Siggern3.39km from Balmberg Pass

The Siggern is a 9 km long stream that flows into the Aare near Flumenthal in the canton of Solothurn.  It has three main source brooks, which pour north of the Balm ruins into the Siggern. It is fed by a few other streams, the largest of which is the Gummenbach.  One of the beautiful place to spend some leisure time and also a nice place to take a bath in the centre of nature.

Nidlenloch4.45km from Balmberg Pass

The Nidlenloch is a "cave hanging in the air"! After the formation of the cave, the Rhone glacier rolled through the central plateau and moved the Nidlenloch to another area, ie it no longer has any connection to the karst water. The cave is laid out in the layers of the Sequan limestone sloping to the north, and the corridors drop to the north according to the course of the layers. In the middle part of the cave, there is a partly labyrinthine horizontal system. There are small rivulets locally

Verena Gorge Hermitage4.65km from Balmberg Pass

The Verena Gorge Hermitage is a hermitage located in the Verena Gorge, to the north of the city of Solothurn, Switzerland. The hermitage has been in existence since the 17th century. The site features stations of the cross dating from 1613 that were restored around 1990 by the Society of St. Verena Hermitage. It organizes cultural events such as guided tours, lectures and exhibitions in the Verena gorge, also offering meditations in the hermitage.

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The canton of Jura is the newest of the 26 Swiss cantons. Jura is considered a Mecca for Swiss watchmaking tradition and the Jura mountain range offers a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, skiing, and cross-country skiing.