On the one hand, the Aargau region includes rural areas, as can be seen beautifully in the Jurapark Aargau in particular. On the other hand, there are urban centers such as the cantonal capital Aarau or the region around Baden, Brugg and Wettingen. The region of Aargau is home to the water castle of Switzerland, where the three rivers Aare, Limmat and Reuss flow together. About 40% of Switzerland's total water volume flows through this special place in Brugg before the river's journey continues north into the Rhine
A special feature of the Aargau region is the confluence of the three rivers Aare, Reuss and Limmat. The floodplain north of Brugg and Gebenstorf is also called "the water castle of Switzerland". Here, in the relatively small area of 163 hectares, about 40% of the total volume of water from Switzerland flows together
The hot sulfur springs, which feed the thermal baths in Rheinfelden, Bad Schinznach and Bad Zurzach with temperatures of up to 45 degrees Celsius, also characterize the Aargau region
In addition, the region is known for its historically significant castles and palaces. The Habsburg noble family, for example, had its origins here.In total, the region accounts for 13 historic old towns and has more than 70 museums.
A particularly beautiful and varied excursion destination in the region is the Jurapark Aargau. Here you will find lush green meadows, blossoming cherry trees, pretty river landscapes, wooded hills and numerous vineyards. Whether on your own or on a guided tour, everyone will find something suitable in the Jurapark Aargau.
Which viewpoints can I find in the Aargau region?
A particularly beautiful viewpoint is the Gisliflue, which can also be combined with the Geissflue on the way to Aarau. At 908 and 963 meters above sea level, they are the highest points in the Aargau region. From here you have a magnificent view of the Schenkenberg valley. You hike to the Gisliflue from Wildegg Castle via the Veltheimerberg
The most famous viewpoint in the Aargauer Mittelland, however, is the Homberg Hochwacht. It is also called the "Aargauer Rigi". From Reinach Nord you climb up to the ridge via the Holenweg. At the top, you have a view of Lake Hallwil and Lake Baldegg all the way to the Bernese Oberland
The Heitersberg mountain range can be reached from Baden. A romantic section of the trail leads via Tüfels-Chäller and Spittelau towards Rüsler. From there you have a great view into the Limmat valley and to the Lägern
A unique view of the Central Alps can be enjoyed on a day hike from the Hallwyl moated castle. The route leads over the Lindenberg to Horben. A detour leads to Bettwil, the highest community in the Aargau region
At an altitude of about 500 meters, you will find the Hörnli vantage point above Zurzach with a beautiful view of the town and the Rhine.
Are there special tourist offers for women in the Aargau region?
Aargau is very open to the concerns of women. Some special cultural offers for or about women seem very original. Of course, not only women are allowed to participate
In Aarau, for example, there is a city tour "In the footsteps of the women of Aarau", which tells about the role of women in the history of Aarau
In Zofingen, you can immerse yourself in the Middle Ages with the "Public Market Women's Tour". A market woman tells about her daily life in the Middle Ages with a twinkle in her eye
In Villigen, female winegrowers offer the "Ladies Night at the Winery", which is exclusively for women. On a walk through the vineyards, the women learn a lot about natural viticulture and the everyday life of a female winemaker. Of course, a tasting is also part of the event, which is complemented with regional specialties. The wine cellar at the farm is also inspected.
What can I imagine by the Freiämter Sagenweg in the region of Aargau?
The Freiämter Sagenweg (Freiämter Legend Trail) is a hiking trail that takes you past twelve locations and vividly explains the legends of Aargau. In 2010, artists created a sculpture made of various materials at each of these locations. Information on the individual legends is conveyed to you on boards along the way. The whole trail is about 800 meters long. The forest trail runs between the Erdmannlistein and the Waltenschwil Zoo
Guided tours with music, stories and aperitifs are offered in Freiamt. By the way, there are other similar trails: the Märliweg Schmiedrued and the Schweizer Schriftstellerweg in Olten. Here you can listen to over 60 short stories.