Solothurn

Glutzenhofstrasse 5, Solothurn, 4500, Switzerland

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

On the banks of the River Aare, at the base of the Wissentein mountains, this well-tended site features its own small marina perfect for enjoying the water by canoe or boat. Whilst there’s no pool, you’re welcome to swim in the refreshing waters of the river. There’s an onsite shop stocking the basics.

Solothurn is accessible on foot or by bus, and worth exploring for its Baroque architecture, castle and street markets. The fascinating old town of Büren an der Aare is less than 20km drive. The local station is an easy cycle ride and provides access to Bern, with its UNESCO listed old town and intriguing museums.

Around & About

Solothurn, Weissenstein, Altreu Stork Colony, Emmental cheese factory, Bern, Basel, Zurich, Swimming pool, Fishing (permit required), Tennis, Fitness/sports centre, Canoeing, Paragliding, Gliding, Hiking, Mountain biking, Water sports, Forest Adventure.

 

Delete Solothurn old town/Forest adventure. Add Altreu Stock colony & Emmental cheese factory

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Additional facilities
  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Beach (direct access)
  • Disabled facilities -: excellent
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi

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Useful Info

Is there a set arrival day? No

Nearby

Supermarket notes:

Aldi

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Directions

16 miles east of Biel. Take the Solothurn West exit (number 31) from the A5. At the first traffic lights, go straight ahead over the river ( SP Solothurn-Nord) and left at the end of the bridge at the lights. At the end of the road turn right. After 250 metres the site is on the left. (site is signposted at the traffic lights but only with tent symbol not by name)

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
4500
Region:
Switzerland
Distance to Calais: (kms)
756
GPS:
Lat 47.198219 / Lon 7.523654
Michelin map no.
551

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Solothurn
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: Amsterdam (830 kms)

Winter programme

Here‘s some additional info that you’ll find useful if visiting in the winter months

  • The shop and restaurant are open from March – November, but closed for the December - February period

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Solothurn
We booked this for a 2 night break whilst travelling through to Germany & boy were we disappointed & definitely not worth the £86 + tourist taxes that we paid. The photo on the site makes this site look peaceful & idilic being next to the river. What it doesn't show are the tower blocks, industrial units and the noisy main road opposite and you can't see the river from the site as there is a high hedge in between, obviously to try & block out some of the road noise. The WC block by reception is clean & of a good standard but the main block in the centre of the site is very tired & run down. There are also a lot of seasonal caravans here that look a bit worse for ware & the phrase 'chanty town' sprang to mind. Found the pitch allocated to us too small for our 79-4 too & we had to ask for a different pitch. Luckily there was some at the end that were vacant, don't know what we would have done if they hadn't. Driving in was not very well signposted either. The lady in reception & the lady working in the shop area were very helpful & plesant, however when we returned the next morning the guy that had also been on reception when we arrived was extremely rude when we tried to pay for our baguette with euros, though this was not a problem for the ladies the previous day. We have always tried to use Caravan & Motorhome Club sites in U.K. as we've always found them to be extremely well kept with exception standards. So on our 1st tour abroad we thought it best to stick with them, but big thumbs down on this one & now worrying about our other bookings that we've made through the Caravan & Motorhome club & what to expect.

coldwellsy

Reviewed on 04/07/2017 16:09

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Don't do it!

Solothurn
We are now in Italy and used Solothurn as a one night stop over for trip out to our destination and it was our intention to spend one night for our return journey. Arrived at site at about 5pm and the site was heaving. Checked in and paid the extra for tourist tax and dog and given pitch number. Had to drive through the hoards only to find someone had pitched a tent on our pitch. Went back to reception, no apology and allocated another site. When we finally found it (the pitch numbers were either damaged or missing) we found we needed an EHU cable approx 80 metres long. Vans, motor homes and tents packed in like sardines, you could touch the caravans at the back and the side through our window. Staff were unhelpful at best, rude, truculent and completely disorganised. Site noisy all night long. As said before, situated by the river, but on what can only be described as an industrial estate. So disappointed that we will forfeit our money (£34 per night + tax) for the return trip home next week and stay somewhere else. Job number one on our return: letter of complaint to CC. After current events, if there was a fire on the site, we would have had no chance.

Phil Withey

Caravanner

Reviewed on 25/06/2017 16:43

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Good for families

Don't do it!

Solothurn
We are now in Italy and used Solothurn as a one night stop over for trip out to our destination and it was our intention to spend one night for our return journey. Arrived at site at about 5pm and the site was heaving. Checked in and paid the extra for tourist tax and dog and given pitch number. Had to drive through the hoards only to find someone had pitched a tent on our pitch. Went back to reception, no apology and allocated another site. When we finally found it (the pitch numbers were either damaged or missing) we found we needed an EHU cable approx 80 metres long. Vans, motor homes and tents packed in like sardines, you could touch the caravans at the back and the side through our window. Staff were unhelpful at best, rude, truculent and completely disorganised. Site noisy all night long. As said before, situated by the river, but on what can only be described as an industrial estate. So disappointed that we will forfeit our money (£34 per night + tax) for the return trip home next week and stay somewhere else. Job number one on our return: letter of complaint to CC. After current events, if there was a fire on the site, we would have had no chance.

Phil Withey

Caravanner

Reviewed on 25/06/2017 16:40

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2 nights stay

Solothurn
2 nights stay before going into Italy.  Notices were in Swiss only so had cold shower first morning as shower block next to us had no hot water.  It's quite nice because of the marina but in the middle of an Industrial Estate.

Jeananne

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Reviewed on 27/08/2016 16:07

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Nice 3 night stay by the river.

Solothurn
Though no pool, the river was great to paddle and swim in when we braved the cold water! Pitches were a nice size and facilities good too. Took the bus into Solothurn and enjoyed walking around the town and along the river.

lesdavey

Caravanner from Cumberland

Reviewed on 08/08/2016 19:33

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