I can mark next canton in my Swiss canton challenge as done - Solothurn. If you appreciate the mix of history, charming old buildings and closeness of nature then Solothurn is a place to go. Although I spent there only one day, the city managed to completely charm me.
I visited Solothurn on Saturday which happened to be a market day (market ended around noon). The street where the market takes place was really crowded. Mainly it was farmers selling their fresh produce, cheese and meat but also flowers and plants to the gardeners.
|Climbing up the stairs|
|View from the tower|
Of course I visited some museums as well. The first museum I visited, was art museum. It takes about an hour to go through it. The temporary exhibitions during my visit were not that impressive but there are some really nice paintings in the permanent display.
|Solothurn Art Museum|
My favorite museum is a little bit further from the city center - Blumenstein museum. It's an old summer manor of a rich family that lived in Solothurn in 18th century. The museum displays 18th century lifestyle. The building is absolutely gorgeous and really invokes your imagination about how the family lived there and kept themselves occupied with.
Here are some photos of the walk: