History of Solothurn

"As a child, I learned that Ursus and Victor were beheaded in Solothurn due to their Christian beliefs, and were then made saints of the city because of this. Solothurn's history dates back to the Roman era. From 1530 to 1792, the city was the seat of the French ambassadors. Solothurn can thank this era for its splendid baroque architecture. The St. Ursus Cathedral dominates the Solothurn cityscape and is the city's landmark. Nowadays, I like visiting this city with my children."


Good to know
Guided tours of the old town can be booked at Solothurn Region Tourism.

Region Solothurn Tourismus
Hauptgasse 69
4500 Solothurn
T. +41 (0) 32 626 46 46
F. +41 (0) 32 626 46 47

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