14 attractions you should visit in Solothurn - With photos & details

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Top 14 attractions to explore in Solothurn

Solothurn is one of the northwestern cantons of Switzerland. It features museums, castles, and ruins all form part of the region’s rich historical heritage. The mountains of this carton offer a magnificent view of the surroundings.

EmmeEmme, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

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.

Erde Planetenweg WeissensteinWeissensteinstrasse 4515, 4515 Oberdorf, Switzerland
Man-made Structures- Other

The Weissenstein Planet Trail is an educational trail in the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland. It leads on the southeastern mountain range of the Jura from the Weissenstein to the Stallflue belonging to the Grenchenberg . The planet route is an experience for the entire family. Each kilometre of the hike corresponds to one billion kilometres in the solar system, providing a glimpse of the infinitely vast cosmic dimensions. Information sign posts convey the most important characteristics for th

HasenmattHasenmatt, 2545 Selzach, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Hasenmatt is a 1444  m above sea level. M. high mountain peak in the Swiss Jura. It is located around 8 km northwest of the city of Solothurn on the municipality of Selzach and forms the highest elevation in the canton of Solothurn. The mountain is considered a beautiful vantage point and local recreation destination for the Solothurn region. A road leads to the summit area, where there is a take-off point for paragliders.

Kunstmuseum SolothurnWerkhofstrasse 30, 4500 Solothurn, Switzerland
Museums

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.

Landshut Castle, SwitzerlandSchlossstrasse 17, 3427 Utzenstorf, Switzerland
Museums

A prestigious Museum of Wildlife and Hunting dating back to the 17th century. Surrounded by its magnificent landscaped park. The Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting at the castle displays the history of hunting in Switzerland from the Stone Age to the present day, continuing with the alpine wildlife and its habitats. Further emphasis is laid on collections of precious weapons and utensils used for hunting, decoys, as well as falconry and hunting with the dog.

LänggrienLänggrien, 2545 Selzach, Switzerland
Islands

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.

Naturmuseum SolothurnKlosterpl. 2, 4500 Solothurn, Switzerland
Museums

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.

NidlenlochNidlenloch, 4515 Oberdorf, Switzerland
Caves

The Nidlenloch is a "cave hanging in the air"! After the formation of the cave, the Rhone glacier rolled through the central plateau and moved the Nidlenloch to another area, ie it no longer has any connection to the karst water. The cave is laid out in the layers of the Sequan limestone sloping to the north, and the corridors drop to the north according to the course of the layers. In the middle part of the cave, there is a partly labyrinthine horizontal system. There are small rivulets locally

RötiRöti, 4522 Rüttenen, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Röti is at a height of 1395.2 m above sea level. M. the highest point in the Weissenstein range within the Jura chain between the Weissenstein Pass and the Balmberg . The excellent vantage point is a popular hiking destination in Switzerland . The Röti can be easily reached on foot from the Weissenstein Pass, but the path is steeper from the Balmberg.

SiggernSiggern, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Siggern is a 9 km long stream that flows into the Aare near Flumenthal in the canton of Solothurn.  It has three main source brooks, which pour north of the Balm ruins into the Siggern. It is fed by a few other streams, the largest of which is the Gummenbach.  One of the beautiful place to spend some leisure time and also a nice place to take a bath in the centre of nature.

Solothurn CathedralSeilergasse 4, 4500 Solothurn, Switzerland
Churches

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.

Verena Gorge Hermitage4522 Rüttenen, Switzerland
Iconic Buildings

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.

Waldegg CastleSchloss Waldegg, Waldeggstrasse 1, 4532 Feldbrunnen-St. Niklaus, Switzerland
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

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.

WeissensteinWeissenstein, 4515 Oberdorf, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Solothurn Weissenstein on the first and highest Jura chain is one of the most striking vantage points in the Jura and offers a fantastic view of the Central Plateau to the Alpine peaks from Säntis to Mont Blanc. The unique sun terrace in the Solothurn Jura can also be reached in summer via a narrow pass road or various attractive hiking trails.

Map of attractions in Solothurn