Solothurn, the capital of the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland, is the finest barbeque town which lies at the foothills of the Jura mountains and on the banks of the River Aare. This is a rare town where you can get the vibes of the French charm coupling with Italian grandeur and German practicality.
From the 16th to 18th centuries, the French king’s ambassador resided in the catholic town in Solothurn. The visitors will meet fine baroque and renaissance buildings like the noble Palais Besenval, and spectacular religious buildings here. The Old town has eleven chapels, churches, fountains, and towers. The tourists can check into the magnificent St. Urs Cathedral adorned with an Italian-style staircase in the front.
Filled with small shops and inns, the traffic-free Old Town looks beautiful with patrician buildings, sturdy fortifications, and historic monuments.
On summer evenings, it is very refreshing to sit in the garden restaurants and bars on the promenade of the river Aare. Along the outskirts of this town, the romantic Verena Gorge with its hermitage and chapel enchants the walkers. The cyclists can enjoy cycling in the 600 km of cycle tracks in the surrounding area along the river Aare.