A town fit for all! Lenzburg lies at 405-meter altitude, is populated by around 8,800 inhabitants, and extends over a total 1,132-hectare area, 600 of which are woods. The small town with medieval Old Town of national importance is discovered at the heart of the Lenzburg castle region; home to the Lenzburg, Hallwyl, Wildegg, Brunegg and Habsburg castles.
The characteristic Old Town is an attractive place to linger – and the proud Castle Lenzburg, one of Switzerland’s most famous castles. Atop a hill, today the castle is home to a museum and a great place to learn some history; with the aid of additional regional museums that live to tell the story of this interesting town and region. In particular, the “Esterliturm” tower in the Lenzburg Castle offers extensive views over Lenzburg as far the Black Forest and central Switzerland.
Visitors during the winter months experience a quieter town, at a time when the castle doors are closed. Although, as Christmas draws closer, diverse events such as the traditional Chlauschlöpfe and Christmas market add festive colour and warmth - together with diverse tasteful restaurants that tempt you to a delicious bite to eat.
- Schloss Lenzburg: Castle of knights and dragons, which well-earns its place as one of Switzerland’s most famous castles. The interactive museum is open from April to October, boasting beautiful views and lovely gardens.
- Old Town: Characterful and petite Old Town, founded in the twelve century
- Lenzburg Youth’s Festival: Best day of the year for Lenzburg - on a day annually celebrated on the second Friday in the month of July.
- Lenzburgiade: Music Festival in the Schloss Lenzburg premises; uniting classic and folk music (around Pentecost).
- Gaukler Festival: Fun weekend during which the streets and alleyways are taken over by street artists and comedy stars (August).
- Musical Encounters (August/September)