The village of Mariastein is close to the French border at the end of the Leimen valley, 15 km from Basle. Rotberg youth hostel is enthroned on a cliff, facing the village of Mariastein, on the slopes of the Blauen and surrounded by forests.

Places to visit nearby

  • The cloister of Mariastein (guided tours on request)
  • Castle ruins at Landskron, Pfeffingen and Dorneck
  • Electricity museum in Münchenstein
  • Paper museum in Basle
  • Goetheanum in Dornach
  • Basle zoo

The reconstruction and renovation work between 2016-2018 is financially supported by:

Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt

Lotteriefonds Kanton Solothurn

Swisslos Basel-Landschaft