Photographer's Note

Solothurn is the capital of the canton with the same name in north-western Switzerland. The charming baroque city is lying at the foot of the Jura mountains and the river Aare.
Settled since celtic times, the town was built in the 13th century by the Zhringer family.
The Zhringer where a wealthy German family of nobles, originating from Baden-Wrthemberg. The family founded several cities in southern Germany and Switzerland during the 12th and 13th century. The best known are Freiburg im Breisgau, Offenburg, Bern, Fribourg, Marten and Rheinfelden. All these cities boast up till today an intact medival inner city.
While the first line of Zhringers became extinct in the 13th century, the main branch lives on today under the name of Margrave of Zhringen, Duke of Baden.

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