"THE CITY ON THE AARE RIVER" Top 5 Page for this destination Solothurn by JudyinPA

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WHILE WAITING FOR THE BOAT

WE HAD ARRIVED HERE BY TRAIN FROM BRUNIIG. A VERY PLEASANT CITY ON THIS BEAUTIFUL RIVER, AARE. THE POPULATION IS 15,592. THERE IS A WALLED OLD TOWN WHICH STILL HAS 2 OF IT'S OLD GATES. THE ORIGINAL HOUSES ARE VERY COLORFUL WITH THEIR SHUTTERS PAINTED IN MANY DIFFERENT COLORS. THE FRENCH AMBASSADORS CHOSE THIS LOCATION FOR THEIR HOMES AND BROUGHT WITH THEM AN INTEREST IN ART AND INTELLECT TO THE CITY. SOME OF THE RESIDENTS STILL SPEAK FRENCH AND THE FRENCH RESTAURANTS ARE EVERYWHERE.

OUR REASON FOR STOPPING HERE WAS TO TAKE THE BOAT TO BIEL IN THE MORNING. WE HAD AN AFTERNOON TO WALK THROUGH THE OLD TOWN AND LOOK AT THE BAROQUE BUILDINGS.

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  • Pros:AN UNPLANNED STOP THAT WAS WONDERFUL
  • Cons:NOT ENOUGH TIME
  • In a nutshell:TAKE A DAY OR TWO TO VISIT BEFORE THE BOAT
  • Last visit to Solothurn: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated Jan 23, 2003
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