Rodersdorf – Mariastein – Landskron – Fluh


What better way to spend a gorgeous Sunday than to hike through the woods, to famous religious sites and on to impressive castles? In my humble opinion, there is no better way to make the most of a day that is filled with sunshine, family time and exploration.


We did the hike listed below for the first time today and enjoyed every minute of this awesome route.

2016-04-10-Hike_23 Tram: 10 towards France – Rodersdorf tram stop – make sure to check the schedule as the tram doesn’t always go to Rodersdorf – sometimes the tram stops in Fluh and goes no further.

2016-04-10-Hike_10When your back is at the tram head left. There you will see a board with all the wanderwegs, head towards Mariastein. The walk will take you through some lovely forests, where you will continue on.


Once you walk for about an hour or so, you will see Mariastein to your right through fields. From there you can elect to head down towards Mariastein or follow the small brown signs to Ruine Landskron.

2016-04-10-Hike_55 If you haven’t been to Landskron before, this is a beautiful castle located in France. Approaching the castle from this vantage point, offers a stunning view. Plan to have a picnic at the castle. There are a couple of places to grill, or simply pull up a spot at the castle. From there, head towards the left of the castle and head down to Fluh. The tram 10 will take you back to Basel.

2016-04-10-Hike_33 The walk took a good portion of our day. This walk is possible with a stroller, however, there are several uphill portions, though nothing too intense.  Have fun and enjoy the spring!


4 thoughts on “Spring Hike II

  1. I love your blog and have been following it for a few years. We are moving from Texas to Basel in June and will be coming for a visit next week to show our kids their new home. We want to do one of your hikes with castle ruins. Our kids are 5 and 10 and we will have most of Saturday to hike and explore. Would you mind suggesting a great first hike near Basel? Again, thank you for this blog. It’s taught me so much about our new home!

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so happy our blog is reaching those individuals who can really use the information! If you are in the area next week and have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. I would be most happy to meet you in the city for a coffee or to answer any of your questions. Just let me know. As far as a beautiful hike, we can recommend the hike in Aesch we just posted under Spring Hike, a walk from Arlesheim to Muttenz, or the hike to Landskron, France. All have castles, all are beautiful in their own right. All the best with your relocation – Basel is a gem of a city!

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