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Jakobsweg from Welschenrohr over Weissenstein to Oberdorf

23rd June 2019

Steeply uphill through open woods to Weissenstein, followed by a long, unpleasant downhill on gravel tracks, rewarded by seeing dinosaur foot prints.

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View from Weissenstein


We took the train through the tunnel to Gänsbrunnen, once a major railway waypoint and still a well-used route through the Jura and from there took a bus back to Welschenrohr. From there we walked steeply up through open woodland to the plateau at the top of Weissenstein. On the way, Sue discovered some interesting fossils, as well as cracks in the limestone emitting cool air currents. At the top, the hotel was being rebuilt, and the farm restaurant was expensive and fully booked, so we had excellent sausage and chips at the cable car snack bar! The way down was very unpleasant - steep tracks with loose gravel, mud and stones. We decided to take a detour to look at the dinosaur tracks on the face of a quarry, much to be recommended, and then took a bus back to Solothurn.

Photos from this section of the journey

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Arriving at Gansbrunnen

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Leaving Welschenrohr

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Sue found some fossils here!

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A fossilised shell if you look closely!

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Sue testing air temperature

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Planet way on plateau

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500 years Switzerland

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At the top

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The way down was a nightmare

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We could have taken the cable car

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Dinosaur paw prints-

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Imagining the dinosaurs-

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Back down in the valley


Panorama from Weissenstein

Panorama from Weissenstein


Location of the above photos

Map showing location of above photos