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  • 1 The Weissenstein Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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 ..

  • 2 Solothurn Old Town Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 Schmiedengasse are typical of the region. Decorated with a fountain of pai..

  • 3 Cathedral of St Urs Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 4 Solothurn's Fine Arts Museum

    Museums and art

    Werkhofstr. 30

    Here you can see paintings by Braque, Picasso, Klimt and Matisse, but the focal point of the collections is reserved for Swiss artists: Ferdinand Holder, Félix Vallotton, Cuno Amiet, Daniel Spoerri, modern painters, and old masters such as the Vierge..

  • Surrounded by a small park, this vast estate houses varied collections from many era: furniture, tapestries, paintings, sculptures, musical instruments and so on... Fine 16C stained glass windows and a model of the town are exhibited on the veranda. ..

  • 6 Jesuit Church

    Religious buildings

    This church has a nave with three aisles decorated with frescos and stuccos. The main altar is gigantic and decorated with a vast painting of the Assumption. The double gallery of the organ is elegantly decorated.

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