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Secluded paths along the riverbanks contrast with centuries old small towns. The river landscape presents its romantic side and then again its natural side, and in the thermal spa its more zesty side. Towering above all this are mighty castles and palaces.

Description

Strategically this was an excellent location. Strangers came from Alsace and built a castle in around 1020 on the Wülpelsberg near the confluence of the Aare, Reuss and Limmat. They called it "Havichsberch", and immediately started calling themselves after it - the Habsburgers.

Together with the castles Wildegg and Brunegg, this threesome defied the Kyburg dynasty in Lenzburg. When the Habsburgs moved their power towards the east, their castles did indeed pass into foreign hands, yet they did not perish.

There is no question that the Aargauer Trail would lead past them in the form of a four-day tour from Frick to Bremgarten. On the second stage of the SchweizMobil Route 42 from Aarau to Brugg, two of these castles are worth a detour - Wildegg and Habsburg. The walk begins in the historic city centre of Aarau and leads from there to the river Aare, which it then follows for a considerable distance. Amongst other things, it runs along the newly created branch of the renaturalised Aare River near Rupperswil.

The trail ends at Schinznach-Bad thermal baths and water park, making the easy four-hour hike a must for the family programme.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Aarau
Destination
Schinznach-Bad
Direction
One way
Altitude (meter above sea level)
351 m
Ascent
238 m
Descent
268 m
Distance
18 km
Duration
4 h 30 min
Technical requirements
Easy
Physical requirements
Easy
Season
January - December
Theme
Along Water, Along castles
Category
Nature, Active
Signalization
Signalisation in both directions
Suitable for children with age
6 - 9 years, 10 - 13 years, 14+ Years

Map

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Contact

aarau info
Metzgergasse 2
5000 Aarau
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)62 834 10 34
Fax +41 (0)62 834 10 35
mail@aarauinfo.ch
aarauinfo.ch
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Quick Facts

Route number

Distance

18 km

Duration

4 h 30 min

Ascent

238 m

Travel information: Aarau

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