Solothurn – the most beautiful baroque town in Switzerland

So is Solothurn, a town about 35 km north of Berne, called in some tourist guides. *) The first time we visited it last November and now after five months again. And my impressions of it are still the same – a charming town (and what historic town in Switzerland is not?;)) With its picturesque cobblestone streets, small shops and cafes.

The historical center is dominated by a baroque cathedral of St.Ursen. It boasts with a classic neo-Renaissance facade and its 62 meters high tower.

The cathedral was built between 1762 – 1773

The interior decoration remembers a wedding cake

Zytglogge

The oldest building in town. The lower part dates back to the 12th century, the top dates back to 1467, astronomical clocks were installed in 1 545.

View from the cathedral to the Zytglogge

Baseltor 

City gate from 1 508, which is most often used to enter downtown.

Once just a little warmer, most Swiss used to sit in the gardens of countless restaurants. So it is in Solothurn. This gives both the historic center and the waterfront Aare, magical atmosphere.

*) sources:

Švýcarsko – 2.edice, Svojtka & Co., Praha 2013 (přeloženo z “Switzerland 7th edition”, Lonely Planet 2012)

Turistický průvodce Švýcarsko – JOTA, 2011 (přeloženo z Teller, M: “The Rough Guide to Switzerland”, Rough Guide 2010)

My collection of decorated Easter Eggs
Visit to Maison Cailler

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