The number 11

"I discovered something special during my visit to Solothurn – eleven, Solothurn's holy number. This number is omnipresent in the city. There are 11 museums, fountains, chapels and churches, and a clock with a dial that only shows 11 hours. There are some particularly interesting facts about the presence of the number 11 on the city's landmark, the St. Ursus Cathedral. It took 11 years to build (1762-1773), the facade is 3 x 11 meters high, the tower measures 6 x 11 meters up to the weathercock, the exterior staircase consists of 3 groups of 11 steps each. The Solothurners even call their beer "Öufi-Bier" (eleven-ale) in German."


The following list contains useful information about eleven, Solothurn's holy number.

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A guided theme tour focusing on the number 11 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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