Waldegg Castle – baroque grandeur on the outskirts of Solothurn.
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Region Solothurn - Ort
Waldegg Castle enjoys a stunning location in the centre of Solothurn’s local recreation area and has an illustrious history. It was built as a summer residence by the aristocratic Besenval family in the 17th century and includes an elaborate baroque garden, an orangery and a kitchen garden. The richly furnished museum offers an insight into the glory days of Solothurn, when the city on the Aare was the seat of the French king’s ambassadors.
Guided tours Enjoy a tour of Waldegg Castle with one of the knowledgeable, charming tour guides. Discover fascinating stories about the family who built it, the French ambassadors and the cultural landmark of Waldegg Castle.
Offers for children and families What could be better than celebrating your birthday at a castle? Children can choose from a variety of different activities for their birthday party. We recommend booking well in advance.
Offers for schools The Waldegg Castle museum offers tours for school groups and learning material. Please contact Waldegg Castle directly. Entry is free for school groups.
Hire for events The castle can be hired for weddings, birthday parties and corporate events of up to 120 people.
Events The castle is a social and cultural hub and hosts a number of exciting events.
Good to know Explore Waldegg Castle with the help of a multimedia guide. This can be obtained for free at reception.
The WALDEGG chapter tells you about the interior design and selected objects in the exhibition.
You can also follow BARON BESENVAL and immerse yourself in the world of the Besenval family and the ambassadors.
The VON SURY chapter recalls the romantic days of the von Sury era at the castle.