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St. Ursen Cathedral

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Fun adventure

First you see God’s name YHWH written everywhere so we took pictures. Then, you go up 300 stairs in... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Stephanie S
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Big and beautiful

St Ursen is quite a large church for such a small town, it is very well maintained and the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Troistorrents, Switzerland
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All reviews well worth the visit large church old city hard work the river interior cathedral tower st inside switzerland town witness shape organ bells sets
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

In keeping with the town's history of 11's, the steps up to the front of the Cathedral consist of 3 sets of 11 steps. The façade is fairly plain, while the inside is crisp white. Splashes of color appear at a few painted areas and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tallahassee-Bob
Reviewed 5 October 2018

All I could think about is how many poor people this house of God could have fed. Gorgeous tho it is, it is a testament to man's cravings for gold and pomp in the name of religion.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank snydersb
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

First you see God’s name YHWH written everywhere so we took pictures. Then, you go up 300 stairs in a small spiral staircase that is fun and hard work too. But when you reach the top and look up the cathedral balcony, you see the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

St Ursen is quite a large church for such a small town, it is very well maintained and the surrounding grounds are also very pleasant.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sebmtb
Reviewed 17 August 2018

An unmissable structure at the heart of Solothurn's old city, the cathedral unites several key features of this beautiful town - the importance of religion, the importance of water and the importance of community. It is a stunning, imposing building with numerous altars and glorious...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KatherineB2011
Reviewed 12 July 2018

If you are visiting Solothurn then going round St. Ursen Cathedral is well worth your time. This is the Catholic Cathedral for Basel and has wonderful paintings inside, all of which are self explanatory to most if not all christians. The new alter table looks...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This cathedral is the centerpiece of Solothurn and is quite lovely to see. Very dramatic looking white cathedral when viewed from the bottom of the stairs is quite breathtaking. I think the exterior is even more lovely than the interior but that is probably due...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Switzerland is known for its history, However, that it could have such a splendid cathedral came as a real surprise to us. The church is filled with light, given you a real uplift of spirit. If you are lucky enough to witness the sound of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bristonian
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We simply loved it, the architecture, the surrounding garden, and we ate some chocolate on the stairs(ya there is a good chocolate place next to it)

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mihaicosmind
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Wonderful Cathedral in the centre of Solothurn. Beautiful interior.The Cathedral is in constant use but worth a visit. Also go up the tower for panoramic views of the walled city. well worth seeing

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank mikestrasser660
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