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Burgruine Alt-Tierstein - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Waldrandhof 225, 5073 Gipf-Oberfrick, Switzerland

Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

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About Burgruine Alt-Tierstein

Alt Tierstein Castle was inhabited from the 11th century and served the Counts of Tierstein as their ancestral seat. After that, this noble family from northwestern Switzerland relocated their business to Büsserach at Neu Thierstein Castle. Older finds indicate that the place was inhabited for a very long time, around 1000 BC. The Alt Tierstein ruins are now an attractive excursion destination

Attractions Near Burgruine Alt-Tierstein

Holzbrücke bad säckingen (D) / stone (CH)
Holzbrücke bad säckingen (D) / stone (CH)6.26km from Burgruine Alt-Tierstein

Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen is a bridge over the Rhine. It connects the German city of Bad Säckingen with the village Stein in Switzerland. The covered bridge spans 203.7 metres over the Hochrhein and is the longest roofed wooden bridge of Europe. The bridge is listed as a national registered monument in Switzerland. The bridge was built in 1272 and was destroyed several times. The current bridge was completed in 1700. Originally a road bridge, the bridge is now only open for pedestrians since the

Strihe7.12km from Burgruine Alt-Tierstein

The Strihe is an 867 m above sea level. M. high mountain in the Aargau Jura . It is considered to be the highest mountain in the canton of Aargau. This is not is the highest point in Canton, which with 908 meters on the Geissfluegrat is , nor is it the highest peak in the Canton, which with 872 meters on the Bull Mountain is located. Both the Strihe and the neighboring Asperstrihe are in the area of ​​the municipality of Densbüren.

Salhöhe Pass
Salhöhe Pass7.28km from Burgruine Alt-Tierstein

The Salhöhe route takes you from Gelterkinden, in the Basel area, through the beautiful Jura landscapes with its hidden castle ruins to the Salhöhe Pass. Gelterkinden lies in the Ergolztal valley, nestled in wooded hills close to the ruins of Scheidegg castle. The pass road has a maximum grade of 9 percent. Although it is the shortest route between Aarau and Basel, traffic over the pass is moderate.

Farnsburg Castle
Farnsburg Castle7.68km from Burgruine Alt-Tierstein

The ruins of Farnsburg castle are located in Ormalingen. Adorning the buildings in Hemmiken are traces of the art of stone carving long practiced in the village. Here you can explore a range of historical buildings such as the rectory and storehouse. A historic boundary stone featuring the Habsburg and Basel coats of arms is evidence that the municipality bordered Austria until 1803.

Benkerjoch Pass
Benkerjoch Pass8.09km from Burgruine Alt-Tierstein

This rather unknown pass in the canton of Aargau connects Aarau and Frick. Located directly below the Wasserflue mountain (866 m), the Benkerjoch is not only preferable to the Staffelegg because of the low traffic. A postal bus route runs over the pass to Aarau. It was built in the year of 1977.

Wasserflue8.16km from Burgruine Alt-Tierstein

The Wasserflue is a mountain of the Jura, located north of Erlinsbach in the canton of Aargau. It lies on the range east of the Salhöhe Pass. An antenna is located on the summit. It is one of the famous and picturesque locations and also the views from here are truly astonishing. Trekking is allowed here but beware of your every foot.

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Discover More Attractions in Aargau, Where Burgruine Alt-Tierstein 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.