historic site

Verena Gorge and hermitage

Unterer Winkel 1, Postfach 245, 4522 Rüttenen

Verena Gorge and hermitag

North of the town, in the calm of the Verena Gorge, lies the hermitage. Even today, a hermit goes about her work here. The gorge with its chapels and hermitage is an ideal destination for a trip, which also offers the chance for a rest at the cosy Restaurant Kreuzen. This trip is also well suited to families and groups. For me, hiking through the Verena Gorge and visiting the hermitage was a unique experience.

Route: Solothurn - The Verena Gorge - Verena Chapel
Duration of section: 40 min.
Distance: 2 km (1.25 miles)
Gradient: 40 m
Access: starting from Solothurn, hike to the entrance of the gorge (approx. 20 minutes) or take bus no. 4 (“St-Niklaus” stop).

This hike is regarded as easy.

Good to know
Guided tours on request at the tourist office.

Opening hours Verena Chapel
Tuesday to sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Monday closed (except Whit Monday).

Important: The Verena Chapel and the St. Martins Chapel are closed from 18 January to 17 February 2021.

Free entrance.


Bürgergemeinde Stadt Solothurn
Unterer Winkel 1, Postfach 245
4522 Rüttenen

Phone +41 32 622 62 21