Dornach, Nepomukbrücke. Photo: TES.

The City of Dornach

Schwarzbubenland consists of the Dorneck and Thierstein districts in the Solothurn canton.

Dornach is derived from Tornacho, Tornegg or Tornach, the Celtic-Latin name of fundus turranicus. There was a Gallo-Roman settlement in the first centuries AD.

The medieval ruins of the castles Dorneck and Hilzenstein, the Goetheanum, the monastery and the Nepomuk bridge have stories to tell. The bridge was destroyed in 1813 by a flood, and only the statue of St. Nepomuk remained intact.