Over the course of history, Brugg and Windisch were hosts to two world powers. Historic artefacts of global standing can be seen here, dating from the Habsburg and Roman eras and the Middle Ages. Visitors can also enjoy authentic experiences at Brugg Railway Park as they explore the history of the Swiss as a railway nation.
The region offers countless options for summer experiences: the Alluvial Site Protection Park around the moated castle can be explored on foot, and cyclists can follow marked routes. More experiences: visitors can travel back in time to the Roman and Habsburg eras, or explore Switzerland's railway culture.
Suggestions for winter days: a dip in the superb thermal waters or a fascinating visit to the collection of Roman objects, with more Roman writing tablets than can be seen anywhere else in the world. If there is enough snow at lower altitudes, the various cross-country trails and small ski slopes offer wonderful prospects for a winter's day.
- Brugg's historic Old Town – in two sections, with houses built of shell limestone.
- The Alluvial Site Protection Park around the confluence – renatured alluvial terrain with rich biodiversity.
- Brugg Railway Park – the Mittelland region's oldest railway depot.
- Vindonissa Museum Brugg – tales from Switzerland's only Roman legionary camp.
- SBB Historic Windisch – over 150 years of Swiss railway history.
- Vindonissa Windisch Legionnaires' Trail – Roman adventure park.
- Königsfelden Monastery, Windisch – with colourful stained-glass church windows dating from the late Middle Ages.
- Roman Day – spectacular gladiator's duels and Roman handicrafts (1st Sunday in May).
- slowUp Brugg Regio – circular route along the Reuss, across the Aare, through alluvial zones, fields and meadows (2nd Sunday in August).