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Route: Arlesheim

The cathedral is the landmark of the village of Arlesheim (334 m above sea level) which lies in the canton of Basel-Land. The Arlesheim cathedral was built in Baroque style at the end of the 17th century and has two towers. Its interior is also popular and boasts the last Silbermann organ in Switzerland. Johann Andreas Silbermann was a popular organ builder in the 18th century.

The medieval Birseck castle ruin also lies in Arlesheim, which is located on the slopes of the Gempen Plateau and along the river Birs. Significant parts of the castle have remained intact until today. Birseck Castle consists of an inner and an outer bailey, which were separated by a rock moat and connected with a drawbridge. The Arleheim hermitage lies behind the valley narrow where the castle is located. The hermitage also includes the largest English landscape garden in Switzerland, which became a popular travel destination for people from all over Europe in the 18th and 19th century.

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