Grenchen, the second largest town in the canton of Solothurn, is considered one of the most green towns in Switzerland. No wonder, because with the Grenchenberge, the Witi protection zone and the secluded city park, there are plenty of green spaces that invite you to relax. In addition to the impressive natural surroundings, the townscape has been shaped since the 19th century by the traditional watch and precision industry. Despite the rapid development and expansion of the town, the post-war buildings form a good contrast to the modern age. The centre with its diverse shops invites you to go shopping. If you look up, you're bound to catch a glimpse of a small plane or two. At Grenchen airport, the dream of flying comes true, be it with a sightseeing flight or a trial flight as a pilot. Grenchen is lively, modern, open and worth a visit.
- Guided tours of Grenchen are offered at any time of year and according to your wishes by well-trained guides.
- Grenchen Airport offers informative airport tours for groups of visitors.
- A look behind the scenes at the Tissot Velodrome: exciting and inspiring!
- The Cultural-Historical Museum offers a guided tour or workshop as a special idea for your family celebration, company event or club outing.
- The Kunsthaus Grenchen invites curious people of all ages to discover art. Knowledge and experiences are shared in guided tours and workshops.
- Experience an interesting evening, in good or bad weather, at the Jura Observatory, where you can discover the secrets of astronomy.
Train: To the "Grenchen" stop. Then a short 5-minute walk to the town centre.
By boat: Grenchen can be reached by boat from Biel or Solothurn. From the boat landing it is a 45-minute walk. Timetable
Bicycle: The National SwitzerlandMobility Routes No. 5 and No. 8 pass by Grenchen.
By car: Grenchen can be reached from Solothurn in about 20 minutes.
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From the town of Grenchen, you can reach the Unteren Grenchenberg (1300 m.a.s.l.) via the Stierenberg and Wäsmeli (1102 m.a.s.l.) in about 90 minutes on foot. After a further 20 minutes' walk you reach the Obergrenchenberg (1348 m.a.s.l.).