Most Baroque Solothurn

Today’s the last day of the year! Perhaps you will be off to celebrations soon! For us, we are on the last day of our tour, ready to make the return flight home tomorrow morning. And shivering in the really really cold night trying to tell you we enjoyed new year’s eve…Hah! Yes this is a scheduled post.


We shall top off the year with this 2nd instalment of our Swiss stories. And we introduce to you a city that they call the “ambassadors’ city”, “city of elevens”, “most baroque city in Switzerland”. With quite a few for consideration, we chose the last one for the title of this post.

And indeed it is. Solothurn that is.

Like most towns in Switzerland, they all seem to have a specialization. You might have heard of Le-Locle, famed as a watchmaking center. So what is Solothurn notable for? Precision engineering and design we believe. Perhaps a Swiss reader can correct us.

Good thing though, the historic town centre retains the charms of medieval times. If one were to go back in time you might find important ambassadors from France on their carriages. So what was it that made Solothurn the city that ‘attracted’ the diplomats? Was it the beautiful setting of the town? Perhaps a round of digging into history may help!

Being here twice but on his own (Mel), Suan certainly missed out! Is there anything to do in this city? Find out more here in the latest Swiss stories from our blog.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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