As with all walks on the Jura Crest Trail, there is no shortage of spectacular vantage points on the route from Brugg to the Staffelegg Pass. To the north, there are wide vistas of the hilly terrain of the Aargau and Baselland Jura. You might even see the Black Forest far in the distance.


From the full signpost, the route goes directly through various parts of Brugg and to the first ascent up to the infamous Linn lime tree. Legend has it that this approximately 800-year-old tree was planted on the graves of those who died in the Black Death by the last survivor of Linn, to prevent any future outbreaks of plague.

A leisurely and wide trail leads through typical Jura forests. Beech trees as far as the eye can see, lush green in spring and summer, before transforming into a splendour of colour in autumn. This forest adorns the entire Jura Crest Trail and is a recurring element all the way to Nyon. The same is true of the many passes on the Jura Crest Trail. First on the agenda today is the Staffelegg Pass. After a short descent, the top of the pass is reached. There is a postal bus stop at the endpoint of the stage, with connections to Frick and Aarau.

Accommodation at the end of the stage


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
Brugg AG
One way
620 m
340 m
17 km
4 h 35 min
Duration back
4 h 20 min
Technical requirements
Physical requirements
March - November
With panoramic view
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Aargau Tourismus
Laurstrasse 10
5200 Brugg

Phone +41 (0)62 823 00 73
Fax +41 (0)62 823 00 74

Quick Facts

Route number

Stage: 2/16


17 km


4 h 35 min


620 m

Travel information: Brugg AG

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