Weissenstein

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Weissenstein
Röti
Feldbrunnen042.jpg
View from Feldbrunnen (south side)
Elevation 1,395 m (4,577 ft)
Prominence 213 m (699 ft)[1]
Isolation 5.9 km (3.7 mi)[2]
Parent peak Hasenmatt
Location
Weissenstein is located in Switzerland
Weissenstein
Weissenstein
Location in Switzerland
Location Solothurn, Switzerland
Range Jura Mountains
Coordinates 47°15′07″N 7°30′33″E / 47.25194°N 7.50917°E / 47.25194; 7.50917Coordinates: 47°15′07″N 7°30′33″E / 47.25194°N 7.50917°E / 47.25194; 7.50917
Weissenstein chair lift

The Weissenstein (1,395 m) is a mountain of the Jura, located north of Solothurn in the Swiss canton of Solothurn. The culminating point of the chain is distinguished by the name Röti. It is the easternmost summit above 1,300 metres in the Jura Mountains.

Until the end of 2009 there was a chairlift (length: 2339 m) from Oberdorf to the spa hotel on the 1,284 metre-high summit near the Weissenstein Pass. It was replaced by a gondola lift in the end of 2014. The tunnel of the railway line Solothurn-Moutier from Oberdorf to Gänsbrunnen on the other side was opened in 1908. The gondola lift crosses the railway track in front of the tunnel portal at Oberdorf, which is the only setting of this kind in Switzerland.

The pass road leading from the village of Oberdorf across the Weissenstein Pass (1279 m) to Gänsbrunnen is one of the steepest in Switzerland (22%).

180° Panorama-view at Weissenstein

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located south of the Dilitschchopf at 1,182 metres.
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is east of the Hasenmatt.

External links[edit]

Media related to Weissenstein at Wikimedia Commons