Verena Gorge and Hermitage

"The idyllic Verena Gorge lies just at a short walking distance from the city of Solothurn or, alternatively, is accessible by bus. The pleasant walk from the city centre to the entrance of the Verena Gorge took approximately 20 minutes. The romantic path led us through the forest along a gentle stream to the hermitage, where we visited the Verena Chapel and the Saint Martin Chapel. It was also very moving to visit the hermit cabin and the Magdalene and Mount of Olives grottos. It was a beautiful walk to a place full of serenity and relaxation."


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).


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Region Solothurn Tourismus
Hauptgasse 69
4500 Solothurn
T. +41 (0) 32 626 46 46

Verena Gorge and Hermitage

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