Living in Canton Solothurn

  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.

All in all, working people in Canton Solothurn have considerably more disposable income than the average Swiss. Housing here costs less than in the big cities, and the overheads are lower. Canton Solothurn is also a diverse and varied place to live.

Families are welcome here. You’ll be close to nature, with access to a wide range of leisure, cultural, and sporting activities as well as extensive childcare services.