The cathedral treasury of St. Ursen is housed in two rooms within the cathedral.
The Treasury The treasury contains a large number of artistically high quality goldsmith's and silversmith's works. They are late medieval, Gothic and especially Baroque devices such as chalices, monstrances and reliquaries; among them are exhibits of famous Augsburg masters; chalice and monstrance by Johannes Jakob Läublin (Schaffhausen); chalice by Hans Peter Staffelbach (Sursee); Chutzechännli by Johann Georg Wirz (Solothurn); globe reliquary by Anton Byss (Solothurn). The large arca with the two head relics of Ursus and Victor forms the most important reliquary of the cathedral. Many of these ecclesiastical objects are still decorations of the high altar on liturgically important feast days.
In the parament room In the parament room, paraments from five centuries are kept in wide drawers. They are magnificent, multi-piece regalia with chasubles, dalmatics, chalice vellums, burses, stoles and manipulums, which were donated by important personalities of the city. In addition, richly decorated heiltum tablets are presented. In context, Gaetano Mateo Pisoni, the builder of the cathedral, is thematized with a portrait, accompanied by written documents from the period.
Guided tours Guided tours are organized during the opening hours of the Cathedral. There are no guided tours during church services or other occasions.
The arrangement of guided tours is made with: Markus von Arx | Domschatzführer und Koordinator email@example.com | 032 675 88 10 | 790 814 52 05