Marketplace

Wochen- und Monatsmarkt

Monatsmarkt,  4500 Solothurn

Description

Alle Rechte vorbehalten

The figure was made by the sculptor Jacques Perroud in 1587\/88. The monolith basin rests on 8 spheres with finely curved pilasters. Around the fountain, six bouncing stones connected with chains protect the trough from the crowds on the market square. The fountain trough was made by Klaus Schnetz in 1780. The Solothurn professor Robert R\u00f6tschi (1889-1964) describes the square as follows:<\/p>

Here is the heart of the city, where a fountain rushes and often the bustle of the market, and alleys go and come, light and life streaming and surprisingly abducting the gaze.<\/p>

There, the cathedral gleams, but westwards an oriel beckons, the street runs meandering and colourfully branching down to the Aare. - In front of us stands the Zeitglockenturm, the greyed admonisher.<\/p>

The moon and the sun circle in its shield, above it stands Death, holding the hourglass - and turning it. We shiver and commend ourselves and the city to a good star.<\/p>

\nGuided city tours<\/b>
Each of the 11 fountains in the city has its own story. The figures were used to teach the people. Learn more about the strict rules of water supply in old Solothurn on the fountain tour. A fountain tour is a good idea. Book right here<\/a>.<\/p>

Good to know<\/b><\/p>\n