Old Town Stroll
Favorite thing: 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.
Fondest memory: 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.
Favorite thing: Solothurn seems to be addicted to the number "eleven".
1481 it joined the Swiss Confederation as 11th canton.
The town has 11 churches/chapels, 11 historical fountains and 11 towers.
The cathedral has 11 altars and 11 bells. The big staircase in front of the cathedral has three parts of each 11 stairs.
Isn't it crazy?
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Fondest memory: Solothurn is often described as the prettiest Baroque town in Switzerland. Indeed there is a unity of architechture there which is rare in Europe. In the center very little has changed since the 18th century.
there are 3 towers. biel,basel...
Favorite thing: there are 3 towers. biel,basel and bern tower, across the 3 and see the iner part of the city.
is a medieval city and preserv all the proteccion along the river aare.
The soloturn catedral is wonderful
Fondest memory: my family, there live all in this country.
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