Peace and relaxation in the Verena Gorge
Just outside the city of Solothurn is the idyllic Verena Gorge – a place of mystical power. There is still a hermit living there to this day. The entrance to the Verena Gorge is a pleasant 20–30-minute walk from the centre of town. The romantic route takes you through the woods along a babbling brook to the hermitage. The little hermitage building and the Magdalena and Ölberg grottoes are a captivating sight.
Tip: the Verena Gorge is particularly magical at Christmas.
You can find more information about the Verena Gorge at the tourist office.
Route: Solothurn – Verena Gorge – Verena Chapel
Hike length: 50 minutes
Distance: 2 km
Elevation: 40 m
Requirements: this walk is pushchair-friendly.
Guided tours or torchlit hikes through Verena Gorge can be booked via Solothurn Tourism.
On foot: from the centre of Solothurn to the entrance of the gorge (approx. 20 minutes)
By bus: take bus no. 4 towards Rüttenen (get off at ‘St. Niklaus’)
Good to know
St. Martin’s Chapel is not open to the public. The lit interior can be viewed through a small window in the door from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am–5 pm.
Please note: the Verena Chapel and St. Martin’s Chapel are closed from 18 January to 17 February 2021.