The Krummturm is a medieval defence tower in the city of Solothurn. The start of construction is not precisely known, but the tower was completed in 1462/63. Although the name suggests a crooked building, this is not correct. Only the roof appears crooked from most sides. The peculiar shape of the roof is the result of the irregular pentagon of the tower's ground plan. On the lowest floor is a 10-metre-deep dungeon where criminals were once imprisoned. If historical walls could talk, they would probably have a lot to tell. One such story is the Krummturm legend - a tragic love story between the carpenter and the master builder's daughter.
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The towers, gates and fortresses can be seen from afar. They are diverse in shape and form: round, semi-circular, angular or crooked. Along the city walls you can reach the various towers or climb the stairs and discover the landmarks of our city from a height.
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Nice to know
The Krummturm is located on the banks of the Aare, just a 5-minute walk from the city centre and the BSG boat landing stage.
- Take the longest and most beautiful boat trip in Switzerland along the waterway from Solothurn to Biel.
- For one week in August, the Krummturmschanze is transformed into an open-air cinema.