Seilergasse 4, 4500 Solothurn, Switzerland
About Solothurn Cathedral
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 decoration. The sculpted pulpit of pink marble, the paintings in the choir and the transept cross are the major aspects of the décor.
Attractions near Solothurn Cathedral
The Solothurn Nature Museum shows exhibitions on animals, plants, fossils and minerals from the region. Together with the Solothurn Art Museum and the Blumenstein Historical Museum , it forms an administrative department for the municipality of Solothurn . In addition to the permanent exhibition, the Nature Museum Solothurn shows a special exhibition twice a year.
The Art Museum Solothurn is an art museum in Solothurn that opened in 1902 and is one of the most important cultural institutions in the city. The Solothurn Art Museum has one of the largest and most valuable collections in Switzerland. It ranges from the late Middle Ages to the present day. The focus is on Swiss art of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Waldegg Castle is rightly considered the most beautiful country manor of the Solothurn patriciate. Today the castle is a museum - and inside, baroque-furnished salons and massive oil paintings document former, everyday life. And outdoors, baroque-style premises with orange trees and vegetable garden invite you to a leisurely stroll. It was one of the iconic buildings in this area and it attracts a lot of visitors.
The Verena Gorge Hermitage is a hermitage located in the Verena Gorge, to the north of the city of Solothurn, Switzerland. The hermitage has been in existence since the 17th century. The site features stations of the cross dating from 1613 that were restored around 1990 by the Society of St. Verena Hermitage. It organizes cultural events such as guided tours, lectures and exhibitions in the Verena gorge, also offering meditations in the hermitage.
A beautiful river located in Switzerland. Emme is known for its sudden variations in water discharge. The tributaries of the Emme are the Ilfis and the Limpach. It rises in the Alps between the peaks of Hohgant and Augstmatthorn in the canton of Bern. One of the nice locations to spend some free time and also it is one of the main water resources in this area.
This island is privately owned but can be visited. The island estate is run by a farming family, who will accept groups by prior arrangement for special celebrations. The island and its surroundings are beautifully maintained and are a nice place to spend some leisure time.
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