historic site

Clock Tower

Hauptgasse 46, 4500 Solothurn

The Clock Tower of Solothurn! The carillon (every hour on the hour) is a must-see show!

The city's oldest structure was built at the start of the 13th century. The bell-ringer in the lantern tower uses a large hammer to strike the bell. Below the small canopy, three symbolic figures (the knight, the king and the skeleton) portray the meaning of life every hour. The large astronomical clockwork mechanism (1545) by Lorenz Liechti and Joachim Habrecht indicates the day, month and current year. My children and I were fascinated by the Clock Tower.

The list below contains more information about the Clock Tower.

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


Hauptgasse 46
4500 Solothurn