The areas around the towns of Grenchen, Olten, and Solothurn, and the Schwarzbubenland and Thal regions, have different economic structures and advantages. The Solothurn Economic Development Agency works closely with five regional location and economic development agencies to optimally respond to the various areas and their needs, challenges, and circumstances. Find out more about the different areas and be inspired by the images.

  1. Wend your way through the cobbled alleys of the old town, browse the many boutiques, visit a museum, or enjoy the city’s nightlife: Solothurn has much more to offer than just high baroque. The best way to explore the city is on a guided tour.
  2. On foot, a bike, rubber boat or river cruiser, the Aare offers recreation for everyone. And once you’re finished, relax for a drink at a bar along the Solothurn Riviera.
  3. Whether you hike all the way up via the romantic Verenaschlucht gorge or take the cable car straight to the top, Solothurn’s signature mountain offers a spectacular panorama and the amenities of a brand-new tourist and conference hotel.
  4. Hike along the ridge of the Jura range, and enjoy the delights of the Jura’s mountain restaurants and a view all the way to France.
  5. Come to Switzerland’s mecca of indoor cycling to watch a race or do a lap of its steeply banked track.
  6. Experience the fascination of flying at Grenchen Airport, and get a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful landscape.
  7. Walk and listen your way around an audio tour of 60 or so stations featuring celebrated local authors Alex Capus, Franz Hohler, Pedro Lenz, Peter Bichsel, and another 16 writers.
  8. Combine exercise, great views and culinary delights on this pleasant hike between Oensingen and Egerkingen – ideal for the whole family.
  9. Experience the unique atmosphere of the area’s many castles and wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
  10. Ever since 1636, visitors from all over the world have flocked to Northwest Switzerland’s most famous place of pilgrimage, the Benedictine monastery of Mariastein Abbey.