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Cycling in Switzerland

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Hiking in

Grenchen
Chemin de Romont et Stierenberg
Chemin de Romont et Stierenberg
Route 414, Plagne–Plagne
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Cycling in

Grenchen
Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 5, Solothurn–Ins
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 1, Olten–Grenchen
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 2, Grenchen–Neuchâtel
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 5, Biel (Nidau)–Solothurn
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Mountain biking in

Grenchen
Grenchen Bike

Skating in

Grenchen
Mittelland Skate
Mittelland Skate
Stage 8, Solothurn–Biel
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Grenchen
Grenchen

Grenchen

The small town of Grenchen lies at the foot of the Jura between the towns of Solothurn and Biel. Thanks to the watch industry, within the space of 150 years the one-time farming village has grown into a prosperous regional town.
With over 16,000 inhabitants, Grenchen is the second largest town in Canton Solothurn (after Olten and before Solothurn!). The Grenchenberg and the Witi wetland landscape are an invitation to take long walks and the meeting zones in the town centre have traffic-calming measures, an inviting place to stroll.

Many pilots took to the air for the first time here and the regional airfield with its gliding and flying schools is an important national pilot training centre. But Grenchen also has a second international airfield: 33 species of wading birds use the Grenchen Witi as a resting place as they migrate between Northern Europe and their winter habitats in the south.

About 12,000 years ago, an enormous lake called the Solothurnersee existed between Wangen an der Aare and Orbe near Yverdon. The surface was about 20 metres higher than the level of today’s marshland. Today only the Bielersee, Neuenburgersee and Murtensee lakes remain, as well as the Witi water meadows of the alte Aare at Grenchen, with an exceptional home to countless hares and storks. In Altreu, popular as a cyclists’ stop on the ride along the Aare, an information centre provides details on hares, storks & co.

Highlights

  • Witi nature conservation area – of national importance, home to many rare species of fauna and a major resting place for migratory birds.
  • Allerheiligen – idyllic 16th-century pilgrimage chapel above Grenchen.
The small town of Grenchen lies at the foot of the Jura between the towns of Solothurn and Biel. Thanks to the watch industry, within the space of 150 years the one-time farming village has grown into a prosperous regional town.
With over 16,000 inhabitants, Grenchen is the second largest town in Canton Solothurn (after Olten and before Solothurn!). The Grenchenberg and the Witi wetland landscape are an invitation to take long walks and the meeting zones in the town centre have traffic-calming measures, an inviting place to stroll.

Many pilots took to the air for the first time here and the regional airfield with its gliding and flying schools is an important national pilot training centre. But Grenchen also has a second international airfield: 33 species of wading birds use the Grenchen Witi as a resting place as they migrate between Northern Europe and their winter habitats in the south.

About 12,000 years ago, an enormous lake called the Solothurnersee existed between Wangen an der Aare and Orbe near Yverdon. The surface was about 20 metres higher than the level of today’s marshland. Today only the Bielersee, Neuenburgersee and Murtensee lakes remain, as well as the Witi water meadows of the alte Aare at Grenchen, with an exceptional home to countless hares and storks. In Altreu, popular as a cyclists’ stop on the ride along the Aare, an information centre provides details on hares, storks & co.

Highlights

  • Witi nature conservation area – of national importance, home to many rare species of fauna and a major resting place for migratory birds.
  • Allerheiligen – idyllic 16th-century pilgrimage chapel above Grenchen.

Arrival and return Grenchen

Adresse

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

Services

Accommodation

Airporthotel
Airporthotel
Grenchen
Berggasthof Untergrenchenberg
Berggasthof Untergrenchenberg
Grenchen
Restaurant-Camping 'Strausak' Staad
Restaurant-Camping 'Strausak' Staad
Grenchen
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Places of interest

The glacial erratics exhibition
The glacial erratics exhibition
Velodrome Suisse / BMX and pump track
Velodrome Suisse / BMX and pump track
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Hiking in

Grenchen
Chemin de Romont et Stierenberg
Chemin de Romont et Stierenberg
Route 414, Plagne–Plagne
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Cycling in

Grenchen
Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 5, Solothurn–Ins
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 1, Olten–Grenchen
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 2, Grenchen–Neuchâtel
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 5, Biel (Nidau)–Solothurn
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Mountain biking in

Grenchen
Grenchen Bike

Skating in

Grenchen
Mittelland Skate
Mittelland Skate
Stage 8, Solothurn–Biel
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