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Kaiserstuhl AG
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Stage 6, Eglisau–Bad Zurzach
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Stage 7, Schaffhausen–Bad Zurzach
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Kaiserstuhl AG

Kaiserstuhl is the smallest municipality in Canton Aargau, on the borders to Canton Zurich and Germany. The town exudes a hint of medieval charm and with its picturesque location on the Hochrhein, attracts many day-visitors.
The compact town of Kaiserstuhl on the steeply sloping Rhine banks has a 700-year history and is under a preservation order. Its shape resembles an acute-angled triangle with the 36-m-high Obere Turm or Upper Tower, (also called the Roman Tower) forming the upper apex. The tower dominates the town and is the only part remaining from ancient fortifications.

In the 12th century, a small castle belonging to the barons of Kaiserstuhl stood on the upper reaches of the steep slope. After these barons died out, ownership passed to the barons of Regensberg. In 1254 they founded a fortified city on the slopes and named it after the dynasty whose legacy they had assumed. The city is the southern bridgehead of a bridge thought to have existed even before Roman times.

The baroque Catholic Church of St. Katharina dates back to 1757 and is considered the main work of Kaiserstuhl sculptor and woodcarver Franz Ludwig Wind. Particularly well preserved buildings are the Amtshaus (guildhall) in late-Gothic style with stepped gables, the Palais Mayenfisch with French building elements and the beautiful former tavern «Zur Krone».

The Gottfried-Keller-Dichterweg (Poet’s Path) leads from Glattfelden via the Eglisau power station to Kaiserstuhl. During his visits, Keller (1819 to 1890), whose parents came from neighbouring Glattfelden, came to know and love the region between Glatt and the Rhine. Kaiserstuhl provided the inspiration for his novel «Hadlaub» and also material for «The People of Seldwyla».

Eglisau is reached by an around 2-hour hike up the Rhine. An approx.3-hour walk downriver takes you to Bad Zurzach. The Sculpture Path with ten sculptures created by German and Swiss artists leads along the banks of the Rhine between Kaiserstuhl, the Eglisau power station and Hohentengen (G). This cultural project typifies cross-border dialogue. Kaiserstuhl’s small public swimming baths is also on the banks of the Rhine.

Highlights

  • Historic townscape - Kaiserstuhl has scarcely spread beyond its medieval town limits and thus retains its historic charm.
Kaiserstuhl is the smallest municipality in Canton Aargau, on the borders to Canton Zurich and Germany. The town exudes a hint of medieval charm and with its picturesque location on the Hochrhein, attracts many day-visitors.
The compact town of Kaiserstuhl on the steeply sloping Rhine banks has a 700-year history and is under a preservation order. Its shape resembles an acute-angled triangle with the 36-m-high Obere Turm or Upper Tower, (also called the Roman Tower) forming the upper apex. The tower dominates the town and is the only part remaining from ancient fortifications.

In the 12th century, a small castle belonging to the barons of Kaiserstuhl stood on the upper reaches of the steep slope. After these barons died out, ownership passed to the barons of Regensberg. In 1254 they founded a fortified city on the slopes and named it after the dynasty whose legacy they had assumed. The city is the southern bridgehead of a bridge thought to have existed even before Roman times.

The baroque Catholic Church of St. Katharina dates back to 1757 and is considered the main work of Kaiserstuhl sculptor and woodcarver Franz Ludwig Wind. Particularly well preserved buildings are the Amtshaus (guildhall) in late-Gothic style with stepped gables, the Palais Mayenfisch with French building elements and the beautiful former tavern «Zur Krone».

The Gottfried-Keller-Dichterweg (Poet’s Path) leads from Glattfelden via the Eglisau power station to Kaiserstuhl. During his visits, Keller (1819 to 1890), whose parents came from neighbouring Glattfelden, came to know and love the region between Glatt and the Rhine. Kaiserstuhl provided the inspiration for his novel «Hadlaub» and also material for «The People of Seldwyla».

Eglisau is reached by an around 2-hour hike up the Rhine. An approx.3-hour walk downriver takes you to Bad Zurzach. The Sculpture Path with ten sculptures created by German and Swiss artists leads along the banks of the Rhine between Kaiserstuhl, the Eglisau power station and Hohentengen (G). This cultural project typifies cross-border dialogue. Kaiserstuhl’s small public swimming baths is also on the banks of the Rhine.

Highlights

  • Historic townscape - Kaiserstuhl has scarcely spread beyond its medieval town limits and thus retains its historic charm.

Arrival and return Kaiserstuhl AG

Adresse

Bad Zurzach Tourismus
Dr. Martin Erb-Strasse 9
5330 Bad Zurzach
Tel. +41 (0)56 269 00 60
welcome@badzurzach.info
www.badzurzach.info

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Hotel Restaurant Kreuz
Hotel Restaurant Kreuz
Kaiserstuhl AG
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Hiking in

Kaiserstuhl AG
ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 6, Eglisau–Bad Zurzach
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Cycling in

Kaiserstuhl AG
Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 7, Schaffhausen–Bad Zurzach
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Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Stage 1, Kaiserstuhl–Zürich
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