"Solothurn - a jewel amongst Swiss towns" Top 5 Page for this destination Solothurn by german_eagle
Solothurn Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 103 photos
Solothurn is the capital of the canton with the same name - but still a town, not a bustling city.
Beside Trier it was one of the earliest Roman settlements north of the Alps.
It harmoniously combines Italian grandeur with French charm and Swiss German stability. Medieval gates and towers, imposing fortifications, beautiful historic fountains and churches are to find within the small town.
Solothurn's special assets include the Jura mountains (Weissenstein) as well as the nearby recreation area on the Aare river and the Jura lakes.
This was my second visit of Solothurn (I stopped for extensive lunch picnic by the river) and I plan to go back again. Better said, I would love to immediately hop on a train and go back!!
This (very) small town is actually in the canton Bern but really close to Solothurn - just 10 km/6 mi away. It is... more travel advice
Basel Gate is the eastern entrance of the old town. It was built 1504 - 35. It is a mighty city gate with strong... more travel advice
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