Solothurn is ideal for families: old ruins full of knight's armour, natural surroundings and an enigmatic old town. It’s great to see kids enjoying museums, exploring nature and discovering an exciting city.
I’m Simon «Simu» Fankhauser, I’m a singer, story-writer and the creator of the famous kids’ character Pumpelpitz, who lives on the Weissenstein. Together with the a capella group ‘bagatello’, I won the Prix Walo award and toured Switzerland for 11 years.
Favourite spot: The St. Ursus Cathedral, or ‘Solothurn Cathedral’
It’s a handsome, modest little town but it has a very active creative scene – I really feel in my element here. Solothurn has been a constant mainstay in my life, whether as my home or as a base for my cultural work and projects. Solothurn is very family friendly – a great destination for an inspiring holiday with active, curious kids. Once you’ve experienced it, you’ll be coming back again and again.