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Getting There -- Solothurn has frequent train connections to the major cities of Switzerland, including Zurich (65 min.), Geneva (2 hr.), and Biel (1 hr.). Call tel. 0900/300-300 or go to www.sbb.ch for rail information. If driving, head north from Bern on the N1, veering west at the turnoff to Solothurn.

Visitor Information -- The Solothurn tourist office, the Verkehrsbüro, Hauptgasse 69, am Kronenplatz (tel. 032/626-46-46; www.solothurn-city.ch), will provide you with a map and pinpoint some of the best hiking in the area. It's open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30 to 6pm, Saturday 9am to noon.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.