The way to the top is not exactly comfortable. First of all there is a spiral stone stair case.
After a while the stone changes to wood and the staircase goes through part of the belfry. If you happen to be unlucky the bells will start ringing as you walk past which can be slightly deafening.
The final steps are also wooden and very narrow. I was wearing high heeled shoes with a rather long point at the front, not the ideal shoes for climbing this tower.
Eventually I arrived at the top to be rewarded with a view over a town and its river, the Aare
as well as the old arsenal which is now used as a museum for armory
and looking towards North we have the first chain of the seven chains of the Jura Mountains
That is our highest tower in town. Some of the larger towns in Switzerland do have higher towers, such as Zürich or Bern, but Solothurn is a small market town, one of the oldest towns in Switzerland.