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Aarburg Castle

Palisadenweg, 4663 Aarburg, Switzerland

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About Aarburg Castle

The fort Aarburg belongs to Swiss architectural monuments of the first floor. The imposing complex high above the Aareknie have been founded around the year 1123 as frohburgische festival.  In the early modern period, the fortress was expanded in Aarburg Bernese strong artillery. After the founding of Canton Aargau in 1803 became the property of the state and has been temporarily as cantonal prison and arsenal.

Attractions near Aarburg Castle

Challhöchi Pass7.29km from Aarburg Castle

Challhöchi Pass is a mountain pass in the Jura Mountains on the border of the cantons of Basel-Country and Solothurn in Switzerland. The pass road links Eptingen and Ifenthal or Hägendorf.

Unterer Hauenstein-Pass7.58km from Aarburg Castle

Unterer Hauenstein Pass is a mountain pass in the Jura Mountains between the canton of Basel-Country and Solothurn in Switzerland.  It connects Buckten in Basel-Country and Trimbach in Solothurn. The pass road has a maximum grade of 6 percent.  The pass was probably already used by the Romans. In 1993, Roman artifacts were discovered at the pass. It also lies close to the Roman settlement of Augusta Raurica.

Belchenflue8.23km from Aarburg Castle

The highest point on the Belchenflue at 1,099m above sea level offers incomparable views over the Black Forest, the Vosges, and the Alps. For the Celts, the Belchenflue was a marker for determining the positions of the sun, while in the First World War, it served as a key observation point for the Hauenstein fortification. it was one of the famous tourist attractions in this area and also a beautiful trekking destination.

Wisenberg9.04km from Aarburg Castle

The Wisenberg tower near Häfelfingen is situated at 1001 meters above sea level, is 24.5 meters high, and is a prominent landmark in the area. It offers a wonderful panoramic view over the Homburgertal and Basel region, across the central plateau, and as far as the Alps.  It is one of the beautiful locations in this area and it offers nice trekking too.

Neu-Homburg Castle9.64km from Aarburg Castle

The Neu-Homburg Castle is housed within the Laufelgingen municipality of the Basel-Country canton of Switzerland. Designated as a site of national heritage and significance, the castle is a popular tourist spot. Though ruined, the spot nonetheless retains its original glory and beauty.

Sculpture at Schoenthal is an art foundation in Switzerland. It is named after the Schönthal Monastery, a former church near the village of Langenbruck, Basel-Landschaft, which is now used for temporary art exhibitions. An array of sculptures, including some by well-known artists, is dotted around the monastery area and the surrounding countryside.

Where is Aarburg Castle

Discover more attractions in Aargau, where Aarburg Castle is located

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The canton of Aargau is one of the most densely populated regions of Switzerland. The canton offers an amazing hiking or biking tours in the Jura mountains, refreshing bathing in Lake Hallwil, boat trips on the Aare and Reuss rivers.