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Schinznach tree nursery railway

Schinznach tree nursery railway

The only steam railway in Switzerland to run on a 600 mm track takes you through a tree nursery. Trains run from the middle of April to the middle of October, and the "main station" is by the rear entrance to the garden centre. The journey takes 25 minutes. The train can be hired out for special...more

The Schenkenberg Ruins in Thalheim

The Schenkenberg Ruins in Thalheim

The largest castle in the Canton of Aargau. When the rain water froze in the copper pipes and then poured into the living areas during the thaw,...more

Wölflinswil–Oberhof circular walk

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Four information panels tell you about the fauna and flora, forestry and...more

Fricktal Iron Trail

Fricktal Iron Trail

Themed walk in the Jura mountains in Aargau, from Wölflinswil via...more

Schinznach tree nursery railway

The only steam railway in Switzerland to run on a 600 mm track takes you through a tree nursery. Trains run from the middle of April to the middle of October, and the "main station" is by the rear entrance to the garden centre. The journey takes 25 minutes. The train can be hired out for special trips. Visitors can spend some time at the Tree Nursery Café, or there are also three picnic sites and a barbeque area.

The Schenkenberg Ruins in Thalheim

The largest castle in the Canton of Aargau. When the rain water froze in the copper pipes and then poured into the living areas during the thaw, the Bernese chose to abandon this castle rather than to undertake costly maintenance. To save the ruin, the people of Bern had it listed for preservation under Cultural Heritage and Historical Monuments in 1918 and conducted comprehensive reinforcing works on the ruins themselves. Tip: Take the bus from Brugg to Thalheim and walk to the ruins.

Wölflinswil–Oberhof circular walk

Four information panels tell you about the fauna and flora, forestry and life in the valley. There are a number of benches and a picnic area with barbecue and panoramic views for when you need a rest. To refresh you after the walk in summer, there is an open-air pool and the "Bachfussbädli" (Kneipp centre) in Wölflinswil. Walking time for the complete tour: 2.5 hours; Wölflinswil 437 m, highest point the Burgflue 780 m.

Fricktal Iron Trail

Themed walk in the Jura mountains in Aargau, from Wölflinswil via Herznach to the Zeiher Homberg. Eleven information panels tell you about ironworks and mining. The main focus is the Herznach mine, where ore was extracted from 1937 to 1967. The "Ueker Weichlen" prospecting site and the Summerhalde "bean ore " (iron ore) deposits in Zeihen also bear witness to the region's history. The complete route (14 km) takes about three and a half hours.

Themed walk in the Jura mountains in Aargau, from Wölflinswil via Herznach to the Zeiher Homberg. Eleven information panels tell you about ironworks and mining.