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Schenkenberg Castle

Gässli 5, 5112 Thalheim, Switzerland

Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

About Schenkenberg Castle

The largest castle in the Canton of Aargau.  This huge castle was built in the 13th Century by the Habsburg dynasty, was the administrative seat for 260 years of a bailiwick of the city of Bern, and fell into ruin in the 18th century. It is now one of the famous tourist attractions in this area and a national monument.



Attractions near Schenkenberg Castle

Gislifluh2.05km from Schenkenberg Castle

A beautiful mountain chain which was located in Jura in the swiss canton of Aargau. One of the challenging trekking destination and also there are so many viewpoints too. The mountain is forested on the south ridge and separated from the plateau on the north side by a steep rock face. The ridge extends from the summit over the Hintere Fluh to the Veltheimerberg.

Staffelegg Pass3.16km from Schenkenberg Castle

Staffelegg at 621 m altitude is one of the lowest Jura mountain passes. Bedded into the characteristic folds of the Jura Mountains, it is surrounded by several accessible peaks such as the Wasserflue and Gisliflue. The views from here are truly astonishing and it attracts a lot of tourists here.

Biberstein Castle3.47km from Schenkenberg Castle

Biberstein Castle rises on a tuff stone spur above the steep bank of the Aare. The fortress and the courtyard separated by a ditch are supported by high substructures and terrace walls. The system forms an irregular square in plan. Only parts of the outer walls and the masonry of the former donjon preserved in the building can still be regarded as medieval buildings. The remaining walls were later redesigned several times. The masonry of the irregular building consists of limestone.

Aargau Jura Park3.97km from Schenkenberg Castle

The Aargau Jura Park located to the north of Aarau harbors a large number of natural treasures: sparse pine forests, orchid slopes, rocky steppes, dry meadows, and terraced vineyards. The south-facing forests offer the diverse flora and fauna a suitable, natural habitat. It is nestled between the rivers Aare and Rhine, are the rolling hills of the Aargau Jura.

Linner Linde4.02km from Schenkenberg Castle

The Linner Linde is a striking leaved lime, the near Linn on the community spell of Bözberg in Swiss Aargau stands.  The linden tree in March With a height of 25 meters and a trunk circumference of eleven meters, it is considered the mightiest tree in Aargau. The legend says that the Linde commemorating the plague was donated by one of the last remaining villagers. The plague raged in the village of Linn in 16./17. Century particularly violent. However, the actual age of the linden tree is much

Auenstein Castle4.16km from Schenkenberg Castle

Castle Auenstein is located on a small cliff on the banks of the Aare. The Castle was destroyed in 1389. The ruins were owned by the canton until 1803, but were later bought privately. The castle was rebuilt to be habitable in 1858, and made into its current shape by 1929. The parish church, first mentioned in 1302, is built in the Gothic and Late Gothic styles, but has decorative elements of the Romanesque style of the 11th century. Nearby cities:

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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.