Bürgergemeinde Stadt Solothurn,
Unterer Winkel 1, Postfach
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.
Important: St. Verena and St. Martin chapels will be closed from Monday, January 17, 2022 through and including Tuesday, February 21, 2022.
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 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’)