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Oberer Winkel 2, Solothurn, Solothurn, CH-4500, Switzerland
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Old Town Stroll
The old town of Solothurn is very compact, mostly located on the northern bank of the Aare river. It is very charming with wonderfully preserved houses from medieval to (mostly) Baroque style, historical fountains, narrow cobbled streets and lots of sights.
It is very enjoyable to stroll through the old town, watch around, have a coffee or so in one of the many nice cafes and restaurants and let time pass by. A picnic by the Aare river. Well, I did not pick the old town side, but the southern bank which gave me great views of the old town and the mountains of the Jura chain above.
Small but beautiful !
Solothurn is a small little Swiss town located north-west of Switzerland. It is the last northern German-speaking town before one enters the French region of Switzerland. Solothurn may not be as lively a place as any of the other major cities in Switzerland but it's wonderful architectural beauty, it's quaint little cafes overlooking the Aare River and the general friendliness of the townsfolk there makes it worth a day's visit at least.
It may not be as commercialised as many other towns but Solothurn, like many other parts of Switzerland, has much to offer in terms of natural beauty. One very good example would be a relaxing stroll up the Weissenstein (a chairlift ride up is also possible) during fall, when one gets an overview of the different shades of autumn colours donned on leaves before they wither away to the ground, or one can also be adventurous and choose to go sledging at the very same place during wintertime. There are a few possible sledging routes that only promise much fun and laughter! (And also a few bonks of the head on ice if inexperienced like me!)
The pretty little town of Solothurn is located abt 1 hour from Zurich City and 45 minutes from Berne.
This page will be updated soon enough with detailed descriptions of different places of interest in Solothurn incl. accompanying photos as well.
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In 1481 Solothurn became the 11th canton of the Swiss confederation and the number 11 has taken on a special significance for the town. One finds 11 churches and chapels, 11 historical fountains, and 11 towers. The cathedral counts 11 altars, 11 bells, and three times 11 steps. Next time I'm going to have 11 beers!
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