This cave system in the area of the Solothurn Jura holds real adventures for you. The entrance is situated 1274 m a.s.l. and good weather provided, the view from there is pure joy! Marvel at the mountain ranges of the Bernese Oberland with the famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in all their splendour before we step through the entrance gate and dive into the underworld.
The “Nidlenloch” – loosely translated “cream pit” – possibly named this way due to its white limescale (Mondmilch – moon milk) – is with its 8 km length one of the biggest cave systems in the Jura region. The cave is under protection and evolved from the melt water of the receding glaciers over about a million years. The “Nidlenloch” is mostly dry and of alpine character.
All our cave guides are SSH certified and look back on to many years of experience in this cave.
Prices per person in CHF
|Flat rate for a maximum of 6 persons
|per additional participant
Certified cave guide SSH, helmet, carbide or headlamp entrance fee, VAT
Availability: The tour can be done all year around. However the opening hours of the restaurant Hinterweissenstein have to be considered, this is why tours cannot be held on Mondays and Tuesdays at the moment.
Should you arrive with your own car, please note that the pass road to the restaurant Hinterweissenstein is closed for general traffic from 09h00 to 16h00. The pass road is impassable during winter. Please use either the hiking trail or the gondola from Oberburg.
Further info: https://www.nidlenloch.ch/tour/anreise.html
Duration: ca. 6 – 7 Stunden
Group size: Min. 6 persons (or the flat rate for 6 persons in case your group is smaller). 6-10 participants per cave guide.
Meeting point: Restaurant Hinterweissenstein above Solothurn
Average fitness level required as well as surefootedness. Minimum age 12 years.
A solid pair of hiking or trekking boots with a good grip.
Backpack with your snacks and lunch, drink (best bring your flask).
Warm, durable outdoor clothes, possibly not the newest gear (pants, pullover, fleece jacket). You can also rent a cave overall (please book ahead). Rental fee CHF 20.- per person.
Work or gardening gloves optional.