The baroque summer house at the gates of Solothurn
Waldegg Castle is situated on a hill at the foot of the Jura, in the middle of the idyllic recreational area of the baroque town of Solothurn. From the extensive grounds, the view sweeps over the Swiss Plateau to the Bernese Alps. Inspired by French and Italian influences, the powerful patrician Johann Viktor von Besenval from Solothurn had the magnificent house erected as his summer residence between 1682 and 1686. With the house, the avenues that extend far into the landscape and the wonderful gardens Besenval created a splendid baroque work of art.