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At the foot of the last Jura foothills, Soleure extends today from one side to the other of the Aare. Beautiful Renaissance and Baroque edifices still stand in the old town, still surrounded by its 17C walls, on the river's left bank. From 1530 to 1792 the town, Catholic, was the residence of the King of France's ambassadors to the Swiss Diet, which favoured its intellectural and artistic development.

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  • The Weissenstein Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    CH - Solothurn

    The ridges of the Weissenstein, soaring rampart-like above low-lying Solothurn offer some of the finest panoramas of the Jura. A splendid view of the Alps from Säntis to Mont Blanc. On a clear day, Berne, the lakes of Neuchâtel, Morat and Bienne are ..

  • Old Town Interesting

    CH - 4500 Solothurn

    You reach the old town by the Baseltor and Bieltor. With their houses with brightly coloured shutters, wrought iron signs and overhanging roofs, streets such as Hauptgasse and Schiedengasse are typical of the region. Decorated with a fountain of pain..

  • Cathedral of St Urs Interesting

    CH - 4500 Solothurn

    Built in the 18C in the Italian taste by two Berne architects, this cathedral has replaced the earlier building to St Urs, patron saint of the town and St Victor. The vast nave is supported by antique columns ending in pilasters with a floral decorat..

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Hotels Solothurn

  • Zunfthaus zu Wirthen

    Hauptgasse 41 CH - 4500 Solothurn

    A small, family-run hotel in the heart of Solothurn's Old Town, the nicest baroque city of Switzerland. It has a 500-year history and the restaurant is still in its original state with the wooden wainscoting from the German Renaissance. The hotel o..

  • Hotel Astoria Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Wengistrasse 13 CH - 4500 Solothurn

    Prix Prices from : 99 CHF

    Only 100 metres from the Solothurn West Train Station, the Hotel Astoria features a rooftop restaurant offering panoramic views of the Old Town and the Jura Mountains beyond. Free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the property. All rooms at the As..

  • Hotel Roter Turm Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Hauptgasse 42 CH - 4500 Solothurn

    Prix Prices from : 123 CHF

    This charming and comfortable hotel next to a historic clock tower (Zytglocke-Turm) is located in the pedestrian zone of the old town of Switzerland’s most beautiful Baroque city. Enjoy your stay in the quiet rooms right in the centre of the old e..

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