famous building

Basel Gate

Hauptgasse 70, 4500 Solothurn

The Basel Gate is a masterpiece of fortification at the city's eastern entrance.

We admired the Basel Gate during our walking tour of the city. After the Swabian War, master builder Hans Gibelin replaced the oakwood gate with the Basel Gate made of Solothurn stone (Jura limestone) in 1504. Together with St.Ursus' Tower, the Basel Gate forms a magnificent architectural ensemble.

Good to know
Guided tours of the old town can be booked at Solothurn Region Tourism.


Hauptgasse 70
4500 Solothurn