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.