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Salhöhe Pass - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Salhöhe Pass, 4468 Kienberg, Switzerland

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About Salhöhe Pass

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.

Attractions Near Salhöhe Pass

Wasserflue2.82km from Salhöhe Pass

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.

Benkerjoch Pass
Benkerjoch Pass3.57km from Salhöhe Pass

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.

Strihe4.5km from Salhöhe Pass

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.

Staffelegg Pass
Staffelegg Pass5.84km from Salhöhe Pass

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.

Stadtmuseum Aarau
Stadtmuseum Aarau6.27km from Salhöhe Pass

The Schlössli is a castle in the Swiss city ​​of Aarau. It is located on the north-eastern edge of the old town, dates back to the 13th century, and is the city's oldest surviving building. Today it houses the Aarau City Museum. The core of the complex is a well-preserved It consists of limestone and coarsely hewn boulders stacked on top of one another. Its square floor plan has a side length of 11.25 meters.

Naturama Aargau
Naturama Aargau6.77km from Salhöhe Pass

The Naturama is a natural history museum in the Swiss city ​​of Aarau. It is located on Bahnhofstrasse diagonally across from the train station and next to the old canton school. The museum's tasks also include the maintenance, expansion, and scientific supervision of the collections. In Naturama, these include important collections of insects and Aargau fossils, as well as rare bird specimens.

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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.