historic site

Clock Tower

Hauptgasse 46, 4500 Solothurn

The Clock Tower is the oldest building in Solothurn.

The city’s oldest building was constructed in the early 13th century. The bell ringer in the tower strikes the bell with a large hammer. Beneath the little canopy, the three symbolic figures of the knight, the king and the skeleton perform every hour. The large astronomical clock was built by Lorenz Liechti and Joachim Habrecht in 1545, and displays the day, the month and the year. To the east is an extraordinary street view showing the Jesuit Church and the facade of St. Ursus Cathedral.

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Hauptgasse 46
4500 Solothurn