Welcome to Olten Switzerland

After 1200 days of travel we wake up back in the hometown from Moni, a small city called Olten which is a busy centre of the Swiss railway.

Day 1200 – June 14th 2017

Olten is a town in the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland and capital of the district of the same name.
View along the river Aare in Olten
View along the river Aare in Olten

200-year-old Wooden Bridge in Olten

Olten Old wooden Bridge

Olten Old Wooden Bridge

From this bridge, (photo below) you cross to Olten Bahnhof (train station) where you will see hundreds of bicycles chained up. The old wooden bridge enters directly into the old town of Olten.

Olten Bahnhof & bicycles

Olten Bahnhof & bicycles

Olten’s railway station is within 30 minutes of Zürich, Bern, Basel, and Lucerne by train, and is a rail hub of Switzerland.

Bridge in Olten

Bridge in Olten

Aare river through Olten

Aare river through Olten

Old town of Olten

The old town of Olten

Olten Holzbrücke - Covered wooden bridge

Olten Holzbrücke – Covered wooden bridge

Olten coat of arms

Olten coat of arms

The three Pine trees are the Olten coat of arms. In the summer people swim in the Aare river, you can see the swimming pool opposite and cafe along the river, a nice place to relax.

The Aare river in Olten

The Aare river in Olten

Old Covered Wooden Bridge in Olten

Old Covered Wooden Bridge in Olten

On the old town side of the wooden bridge, which incidentally suffered from a fire while we were visiting, is where Moni completed her apprenticeship.

Zunfthaus Zum Löwen Olten

Zunfthaus Zum Löwen Olten

Rathskeller Olten Switzerland

Rathskeller Olten Switzerland

Old town in Olten

Old town in Olten

Rathskeller & Zunfthaus Zum Lowen

Rathskeller & Zunfthaus Zum Lowen

Olten images

Olten images

Olten town area

Olten town area

Olten town

Olten town

Stadtturm auf dem Ildefonsplatz & St Martins Church Olten

Stadtturm auf dem Ildefonsplatz & St Martins Church Olten

 

Another view to the old wooden bridge

Another view of the old wooden bridge

 

Statue at the end of the new bridge

Statue at the end of the new bridge

 

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