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Seeland-Solothurn-Weg
Seeland-Solothurn-Weg
Stage 4, Bätterkinden–Solothurn
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Weissenstein-Passwang-Weg
Weissenstein-Passwang-Weg
Stage 1, Solothurn–Welschenrohr
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Solothurner Uferweg
Solothurner Uferweg
Route 486, Solothurn–Zuchwil
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Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 5, Solothurn–Ins
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Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 4, Aarau–Solothurn
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Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Stage 3, Aarberg–Burgdorf (Kirchberg)
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 1, Olten–Grenchen
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 5, Biel (Nidau)–Solothurn
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 6, Solothurn–Aarau
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Wasseramt-Route
Wasseramt-Route
Route 802, Solothurn–Subingen-Burgäschisee–Herzogenbuchsee
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Biking in the surroundings

Chasseral–Weissenstein Bike
Rüttenen
Verenaschlucht canyon

Verenaschlucht canyon

The hermitage lies north of the town of Solothurn, in the tranquil Verenaschlucht canyon; where one particular dweller continues to follow her calling.
Paradoxically, today the canyon with its chapels and hermitage is also a popular destination for excursions; with the two restaurants Kreuzen and Einsiedelei that cordially invite visitors to take a break.

First written notice of the hermitage dates back to the 15th century; in which the Martins chapel is mentioned – and again in 1458 with mention of a high altar and necessary renovation work on the dilapidated Verena chapel. During the 18th century, the St. Verena hermitage lost significance as place of worship – a fact clearly viewed on noting in particular, that the guardians of the two chapels were no longer members of the religious group instead secularists. These positions nevertheless appeared to be very popular, as the majority of «Forest Brothers» were citizens of Solothurn, upon whose deaths there were regular scrambles concerning new candidates for the position.

Henceforth, growing enthusiasm for natural beauty and tranquillity gave rise to the new meaning of the hermitage as a popular place for excursions – as well as tourist magnet. This was further supported by the French emigrant Baron Louis-Auguste de Breteuil, who ordered the makings of a path along the stream.
The hermitage lies north of the town of Solothurn, in the tranquil Verenaschlucht canyon; where one particular dweller continues to follow her calling.
Paradoxically, today the canyon with its chapels and hermitage is also a popular destination for excursions; with the two restaurants Kreuzen and Einsiedelei that cordially invite visitors to take a break.

First written notice of the hermitage dates back to the 15th century; in which the Martins chapel is mentioned – and again in 1458 with mention of a high altar and necessary renovation work on the dilapidated Verena chapel. During the 18th century, the St. Verena hermitage lost significance as place of worship – a fact clearly viewed on noting in particular, that the guardians of the two chapels were no longer members of the religious group instead secularists. These positions nevertheless appeared to be very popular, as the majority of «Forest Brothers» were citizens of Solothurn, upon whose deaths there were regular scrambles concerning new candidates for the position.

Henceforth, growing enthusiasm for natural beauty and tranquillity gave rise to the new meaning of the hermitage as a popular place for excursions – as well as tourist magnet. This was further supported by the French emigrant Baron Louis-Auguste de Breteuil, who ordered the makings of a path along the stream.

Verenaschlucht canyon

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Solothurn Tourismus
Hauptgasse 69
4500 Solothurn
Tel. +41 (0)32 626 46 46
info@solothun-city.ch
www.solothurn-city.ch

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Hiking in the surroundings

Seeland-Solothurn-Weg
Seeland-Solothurn-Weg
Stage 4, Bätterkinden–Solothurn
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Weissenstein-Passwang-Weg
Weissenstein-Passwang-Weg
Stage 1, Solothurn–Welschenrohr
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Solothurner Uferweg
Solothurner Uferweg
Route 486, Solothurn–Zuchwil
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Cycling in the surroundings

Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 5, Solothurn–Ins
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Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 4, Aarau–Solothurn
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Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Stage 3, Aarberg–Burgdorf (Kirchberg)
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 1, Olten–Grenchen
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 5, Biel (Nidau)–Solothurn
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 6, Solothurn–Aarau
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Wasseramt-Route
Wasseramt-Route
Route 802, Solothurn–Subingen-Burgäschisee–Herzogenbuchsee
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Biking in the surroundings

Chasseral–Weissenstein Bike