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Old Arsenal Museum (Altes Zeughaus)

In old part of Solothurn, Solothurn 4500, Switzerland
627 60 70
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Go there if you are interested in military history

The collection of armor is amazing. The whole floor is full of them! There are audio texts in... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
Kart U
,
Tallinn
an army of armors

On the small 'Zeughausplatz' square, not far from the St.Ursen Cathedral and even closer to the... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2017
saronic
,
Zurich, Switzerland
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“entrance fee” (2 reviews)
“old town” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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In old part of Solothurn, Solothurn 4500, Switzerland
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627 60 70
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

The collection of armor is amazing. The whole floor is full of them! There are audio texts in English available. It's more a place for a military buff but the house itself is nice to visit.

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Reviewed February 18, 2017

On the small 'Zeughausplatz' square, not far from the St.Ursen Cathedral and even closer to the former 'Ambassadorenhof' is this impressive building, which architectonally is somewhat incongruous with the rest of the old town and its predominant baroque character. The four storey high house with...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

The building was an old arsenal. There are a magnificent collection of old armours. Also there are swords,cannons and other kinds of firearms.

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Reviewed June 29, 2016

This was quite an interesting place to visit. You can find here all kind of weapons and you are allowed to be very close to them. You can also try one armour and the staff is friendly and willing to take you pictures :) The...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2016

When you visit Solothurn, this place should be a "MUST VISIT" POINT in your list! Book a guided city-tour and visit the old Arsenal Museum supplementary.

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Reviewed February 13, 2016

Swiss war and battle history of the last centuries. Interesting for everyone especially for children in the school age

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Reviewed July 12, 2014

I was there in a hurry near closing time. The staff was very friendly and they also offered explanations in the various parts in of the museum. There are three levels with weapons and armors from different epochs of the swiss military history. The entrance...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

The old arsenal of Solothurn is probably one of the most significant collections in Switzerland. If you only have half a day in Solothurn, make sure you visit the old town, the Jesuitenkirche and this museum. Last time we visited they were actually renovating and...More

Thank Marc G
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Very interesting museum on a smaller scale with lots of military hardware from over the centuries. These are all housed in one of the older buildings which has architectural values of its own.

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Walkabout96
April 14, 2016|
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Response from Andy L | Reviewed this property |
Actually it's closed due of Renovations.
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