Olten – a town with charm
The small town of Olten is historically, culturally and regionally significant and invites you on a voyage of discovery.
Visit the town of Olten in the canton of Solothurn and discover its most beautiful gems. The picturesque old town with its wooden bridge, which is over 200 years old, the emblematic medieval tower, museums and cultural events are just a few of the treasures waiting to be explored.
Travel comfortably by train to Olten. The town centre is around 10 minutes’ walk from the train station.
Gems of the old town
Old wooden bridge
St. Martin church
Swiss Writers' Trail
More information about the Swiss Writers' Trail
Circular hike to the Säli-Schlössli
Erkunde eine abwechslungsreiche Rundwanderung von Olten zum Säli-Schlössli mit Blick auf Aarburg und der Aare entlang zurück. Die Tour bietet ein wunderschönes Panorama, den Wildpark Mühletäli, die Ruine Alt-Wartburg und verschiedene Grillplätze – perfekt für Familien und Kinder.
Weitere Informationen zur Rundwanderung Säli-Schlössli Olten
House of Museums
Archaeological Museum of the Canton of Solothurn
The Archaeological Museum is one of the most important in Switzerland and is home to an extensive collection of artefacts from various eras. The museum presents diverse legacies from 80,000 years of history and conveys a vibrant image of past times.
The Historical Museum in Olten not only documents the history of the town, but also the development of neighbouring communities. One of the museum’s focal points is the history of transport, as significant trading routes have long since met and crossed here. The museum’s collections and exhibitions also feature the modern history of technology.
Museum of Nature
In the Museum of Nature in Olten, you can experience biology and geology up close. The museum offers insights into the past with an impressive collection of fossils and finds from the Ice Age, while it also presents the diverse animals to be found in the region in their different habitats.
An attraction for art lovers
The Art Museum in Olten was opened in 1905 and offers a collection of the works of artist Martin Disteli as well as modern art exhibitions. The focus is mainly on the works of Martin Disteli, a political artist and caricaturist who was born in Olten. The museum is a vibrant place for the discovery of historical and contemporary art and a meeting point for art lovers.