historic site


St. Urbangasse 15, 4500 Solothurn

From a historic building to a cultural hub.

Originally built in 1543, the walls of the Burris Tower have served as a backdrop for art and culture since the 1970s. Initially, the tower acted solely as a location for stage events and a launch pad for debut performers. But the project, then called ‘Kleintheater Muttiturm’, soon became a popular cabaret venue. Today, the Burris Tower is known as the ‘Kulturm’ (culture tower) and offers flexible spaces across four levels for various different event types. It represents a key pillar of Solothurn’s cultural scene.

Hire for events
A historic fortress tower in the heart of Solothurn’s old town, the Kulturm is the perfect location for exclusive celebrations or creative seminars. The Kulturm can be hired on days when no events are taking place. Particular highlights of the location include the three flexible floors with a pre-installed technical set-up and the in-house catering serving local specialities.

Book this unique former water tower with four-metre-thick stone walls today and transform your event into an experience. Enquire about the location here.

Guided tour
The city’s towers, gates and fortifications can be seen from a distance. They come in various shapes and sizes: round, semi-circular, square and crooked. You can walk along the city walls to reach the various towers, or climb the steps and view the city’s landmarks from up high.

Book a guided tour now to find out about the city’s towers, gates and walls.

Good to know
The Burris Tower is located next to the Biel Gate at the edge of the old town.
The Burris Tower is just 10–15 minutes’ walk from Solothurn main station. The ‘Bieltor’ car park is right next door.


Burristurm / Kulturm Solothurn
St. Urbangasse 15
4500 Solothurn