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Olten – in the heart of Switzerland


If you don’t know Olten, make a date with it pronto! This neat little city in the heart of Switzerland and Europe is truly delightful – not just for its quality of living, but as a place to work and do business, too.

View towards Olten’s Old Town



View towards Olten’s Old Town



Olten is thriving: currently under construction are amongst others a new university campus, a by-pass to ease traffic in the region, several housing developments and for example a 11,000-squaremetre-plus state-of-the-art business centre a few steps from one of the most important railway stations of Switzerland. Centrally located and with excellent transport links, the city makes an ideal base for both seminar tourism and any national or international company. “We’re a great place to live, too,” adds Urs Blaser, Director of the Economic Development Region Olten. “We have wonderful homes along the River Aare and in the surrounding countryside, and superb accommodations for people looking to move back into the city in their later years.”

When they do, they’ll find a wide range of arts and leisure attractions. Ice hockey and field hockey, to name just two oft the countless sports run by clubs, have made the „Three Pines City“ known well beyond the cantonal borders. Just as have its cabaret and dance sessions. The local restaurant scene also offers ample culinary delights.

Olten, with its approximately 18‘000 residents, has everything that makes for an outstanding place to live and do business. And Zurich, Basel and Bern are all only a half-hour’s train ride away. That also means it’s less than an hour by both rail and road to Zurich Airport and to EuroAirport Basel.

It’s high time to make a date with our very special city!


Olten in Numbers
First historical mention1201
Level above sea level396 m
Residents (as of December 2012)17,800
Tax ratesnat. persons95%
 corporations95%
 holding companies50%




Contact address

City Administration Olten
(Stadtverwaltung Olten)
Dornacherstrasse 1
4603 Olten
Switzerland
Tel. ++41 (0)62 206 13 27
Fax. ++41 (0)62 206 12 03
Email stadtkanzlei@olten.ch

Opening hours
Mondays to Wednesdays9:00 – 11:45 and 1:30 – 5:00
Thursdays9:00 – 11:45 and 1:30 – 6:00
Fridays9:00 – 4:00



Contact address for corporations:

ZentrumStadt Olten
Urs Blaser
CH-4600 Olten
info@zentrumstadt.ch
www.zentrumstadt.ch