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Frick
Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 1, Frick–Wittnau
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Frick
Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 8, Bad Zurzach–Rheinfelden
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Seetal–Bözberg
Seetal–Bözberg
Stage 2, Lenzburg–Stein AG
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Tiersteinberg Bike
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Frick

The plateosaurus lay in a clay pit for 210 million years before it became the most important exhibit of the Frick Sauriermuseum (Dinosaur Museum). This sensational find led to Frick becoming a mecca for dinosaur enthusiasts.
Frick is situated a few kilometres from the Rhine in the valley of the Sissle, where it becomes a broad and flat basin surrounded by the wooded heights of the Tafeljura mountains. Frick is the municipality with the largest population and regional centre of the upper Frick Valley (oberes Fricktal). Its area of settlement is conjoined with that of its neighbouring village Gipf-Oberfrick. Frick lies at the gateway of the pass roads over the Bözberg, Benkerjoch, Salhöhe, Staffelegg and Kaistenberg.

Numerous archaeological findings bear witness to an early settlement during the Bronze Age. During the Roman era, Frick was an important settlement on the road between Vindonissa and Augusta Raurica. The name Frick is derived from the Latin «ferraricia», which means area of iron ore: iron ore mining in the area started in the 1st century AD. Frick became well known through the discovery of an entire dinosaur skeleton. The first bones were found in 1961, further excavations of a clay pit in 1976 revealed the remains of a plateosaurus that walked the earth 210 million years ago. The skeleton and numerous fossils can be seen at the Sauriermuseum (dinosaur museum) at Frick, together with a film about the discovery of the Frick dinosaurs. The museum and the excavation site are connected by a dinosaur discovery path.

The best known hiking trail in the region is the Fricktaler Höhenweg, running a distance of 59 km and connecting the Zähringian city of Rheinfelden via Frick with the wine village of Mettau. Lovers of water sports can visit the Vitamare leisure centre with indoor and open-air swimming baths and gym.

Highlights

  • Sauriermuseum Frick – a complete skeleton of a plateosaurus is the highlight amongst the dinosaur museum’s exhibits.
  • Fricktaler Höhenweg – two to three-day hiking trail over the hills of the Jura Plateau; Frick is an ideal resting place along the route.
The plateosaurus lay in a clay pit for 210 million years before it became the most important exhibit of the Frick Sauriermuseum (Dinosaur Museum). This sensational find led to Frick becoming a mecca for dinosaur enthusiasts.
Frick is situated a few kilometres from the Rhine in the valley of the Sissle, where it becomes a broad and flat basin surrounded by the wooded heights of the Tafeljura mountains. Frick is the municipality with the largest population and regional centre of the upper Frick Valley (oberes Fricktal). Its area of settlement is conjoined with that of its neighbouring village Gipf-Oberfrick. Frick lies at the gateway of the pass roads over the Bözberg, Benkerjoch, Salhöhe, Staffelegg and Kaistenberg.

Numerous archaeological findings bear witness to an early settlement during the Bronze Age. During the Roman era, Frick was an important settlement on the road between Vindonissa and Augusta Raurica. The name Frick is derived from the Latin «ferraricia», which means area of iron ore: iron ore mining in the area started in the 1st century AD. Frick became well known through the discovery of an entire dinosaur skeleton. The first bones were found in 1961, further excavations of a clay pit in 1976 revealed the remains of a plateosaurus that walked the earth 210 million years ago. The skeleton and numerous fossils can be seen at the Sauriermuseum (dinosaur museum) at Frick, together with a film about the discovery of the Frick dinosaurs. The museum and the excavation site are connected by a dinosaur discovery path.

The best known hiking trail in the region is the Fricktaler Höhenweg, running a distance of 59 km and connecting the Zähringian city of Rheinfelden via Frick with the wine village of Mettau. Lovers of water sports can visit the Vitamare leisure centre with indoor and open-air swimming baths and gym.

Highlights

  • Sauriermuseum Frick – a complete skeleton of a plateosaurus is the highlight amongst the dinosaur museum’s exhibits.
  • Fricktaler Höhenweg – two to three-day hiking trail over the hills of the Jura Plateau; Frick is an ideal resting place along the route.

Arrival and return Frick

Adresse

Verkehrsbüro Laufenburg
Laufenplatz
5080 Laufenburg
Tel. +41 (0)62 874 44 55
info@laufenburg-tourismus.ch
www.laufenburg.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Restaurant Adler
Hotel Restaurant Adler
Frick
Hotel Restaurant Platanenhof
Hotel Restaurant Platanenhof
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Hiking in

Frick
Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 1, Frick–Wittnau
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Cycling in

Frick
Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 8, Bad Zurzach–Rheinfelden
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Seetal–Bözberg
Seetal–Bözberg
Stage 2, Lenzburg–Stein AG
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Mountain biking in

Frick
Tiersteinberg Bike