Things to see and do - Solothurn
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Nature and gardens
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 ar..
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Architecture, castles and historic districts
Marktplatz 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..
Krönenplatz 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..
Hauptgasse CH - 4500 Solothurn
This church has a nave with three aisles decorated with frescos and stuccos. A gallery runs along the first two aisles and the third appears to form the transept. The main altar is gigantic and decorated with a vast painting of the Assumption. The do..
Museums and art
r. khofstr. 30 CH - 4500 Solothurn
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 Vierg..
Museums and art
CH - 4500 Solothurn
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. ..