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Lenzburg
Aargauer Schloss- und Kulturweg
Aargauer Schloss- und Kulturweg
Route 509, Teufenthal–Lenzburg
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Cycling in

Lenzburg
Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 3, Kloten–Aarau
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Seetal–Bözberg
Seetal–Bözberg
Stage 2, Lenzburg–Stein AG
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Seetal–Bözberg
Seetal–Bözberg
Stage 1, Luzern–Lenzburg
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Alter Bernerweg
Alter Bernerweg
Stage 4, Zofingen (Oftringen)–Baden
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Herzschlaufe Seetal
Herzschlaufe Seetal
Stage 1, Eschenbach LU–Lenzburg
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Herzschlaufe Seetal
Stage 2, Lenzburg–Eschenbach LU
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 7, Aarau–Koblenz
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Lenzburg
Mittelland Skate
Mittelland Skate
Stage 6, Brugg–Olten
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Lenzburg
Lenzburg

Lenzburg

The small town of Lenzburg with its landmark, the hilltop castle, is situated at the centre of Canton Aargau. Worth visiting are the old town and its churches, the town hall and the still visible remains of the town wall.
Lenzburg is situated in the Swiss «Mittelland» corridor, around 25km to the west of Zurich. The small town in Canton Aargau with medieval old town of national significance is at the centre of Lenzburg’s castle region comprising the castles Lenzburg, Hallwil, Wildegg, Brunegg and Habsburg.

The town’s landmark is its stately castle, built in the 11th century and extended several times. The Lenzburg is one of the oldest and most important hilltop castles in Switzerland and stands on a molasse (geological sediment deposited during the Miocene period) elevation, almost 100 metres above the Mittelland plain. The Canton Aargau History Museum in the castle includes several changing exhibitions on the history of culture and art as well as a permanent exhibition on daily life in previous centuries. The Gofischlössli, a three-storey hunting lodge with stair tower built in 1644, is situated to the east of the Schlossberg on the adjacent Goffersberg.

The well-preserved, horseshoe-shaped old town is situated at the western foot of the Schlossberg and stretches as far as the Aabach. It has a main street, parallel-running side thoroughfares and a diagonally running street. The town wall has partially survived; the remains are under historical and monumental protection. The old town received its modern appearance during the 17th and early 18th century when the wooden buildings were gradually replaced by stone buildings in baroque style. The Stadtkirche (church), Rathaus (town hall), Stadtbibliothek (library), Amtshaus (former council building) and the Chlausbrunnen fountain at the Metzgplatz are worth seeing.

At the edge of the old town are some 18th and early 19th century buildings in rococo, neoclassical and Biedermeier styles, notably the Hünerwadelhaus built in 1759, the largest surviving commercial building from the early industrial age in Canton Aargau. The Müller-Haus, built for an industrialist in 1784, has an appearance of grandeur.

The so-called Burghaldenhäuser are built on the south-western flank of the Schlossberg. The Alte Burghalde is a residential building built in 1628 in late-Gothic style. Today, it is home to the Museum Burghalde, exhibiting the town’s history. Adjacent is the Neue Burghalde (1794), an austere, symmetrical, early-classical building.

Highlights

  • Schloss Lenzburg - stately castle compound, home to the History Museum Canton Aargau and a cultural meeting place.
  • Lenzburg old town – horseshoe-shaped, medieval town centre with well-preserved historic buildings.
  • Esterliturm – modern tower with 253 steps at the highest point of the town with excellent views of the Alps and Black Forest.
The small town of Lenzburg with its landmark, the hilltop castle, is situated at the centre of Canton Aargau. Worth visiting are the old town and its churches, the town hall and the still visible remains of the town wall.
Lenzburg is situated in the Swiss «Mittelland» corridor, around 25km to the west of Zurich. The small town in Canton Aargau with medieval old town of national significance is at the centre of Lenzburg’s castle region comprising the castles Lenzburg, Hallwil, Wildegg, Brunegg and Habsburg.

The town’s landmark is its stately castle, built in the 11th century and extended several times. The Lenzburg is one of the oldest and most important hilltop castles in Switzerland and stands on a molasse (geological sediment deposited during the Miocene period) elevation, almost 100 metres above the Mittelland plain. The Canton Aargau History Museum in the castle includes several changing exhibitions on the history of culture and art as well as a permanent exhibition on daily life in previous centuries. The Gofischlössli, a three-storey hunting lodge with stair tower built in 1644, is situated to the east of the Schlossberg on the adjacent Goffersberg.

The well-preserved, horseshoe-shaped old town is situated at the western foot of the Schlossberg and stretches as far as the Aabach. It has a main street, parallel-running side thoroughfares and a diagonally running street. The town wall has partially survived; the remains are under historical and monumental protection. The old town received its modern appearance during the 17th and early 18th century when the wooden buildings were gradually replaced by stone buildings in baroque style. The Stadtkirche (church), Rathaus (town hall), Stadtbibliothek (library), Amtshaus (former council building) and the Chlausbrunnen fountain at the Metzgplatz are worth seeing.

At the edge of the old town are some 18th and early 19th century buildings in rococo, neoclassical and Biedermeier styles, notably the Hünerwadelhaus built in 1759, the largest surviving commercial building from the early industrial age in Canton Aargau. The Müller-Haus, built for an industrialist in 1784, has an appearance of grandeur.

The so-called Burghaldenhäuser are built on the south-western flank of the Schlossberg. The Alte Burghalde is a residential building built in 1628 in late-Gothic style. Today, it is home to the Museum Burghalde, exhibiting the town’s history. Adjacent is the Neue Burghalde (1794), an austere, symmetrical, early-classical building.

Highlights

  • Schloss Lenzburg - stately castle compound, home to the History Museum Canton Aargau and a cultural meeting place.
  • Lenzburg old town – horseshoe-shaped, medieval town centre with well-preserved historic buildings.
  • Esterliturm – modern tower with 253 steps at the highest point of the town with excellent views of the Alps and Black Forest.

Arrival and return Lenzburg

Adresse

Tourismus- u. Verkehrsbüro Lenzburg/Seetal
Kronenplatz 24
5600 Lenzburg
Tel. +41 (0)62 886 45 46
tourismus@lenzburg.ch
www.lenzburg.ch

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Accommodation

Bed and Breakfast Lenzburg
Bed and Breakfast Lenzburg
Lenzburg
Hotel Krone
Hotel Krone
Lenzburg
Hotel Lenzburg
Hotel Lenzburg
Lenzburg
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Places of interest

Lenzburg Castle
Lenzburg Castle
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Hiking in

Lenzburg
Aargauer Schloss- und Kulturweg
Aargauer Schloss- und Kulturweg
Route 509, Teufenthal–Lenzburg
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Cycling in

Lenzburg
Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 3, Kloten–Aarau
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Seetal–Bözberg
Seetal–Bözberg
Stage 2, Lenzburg–Stein AG
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Seetal–Bözberg
Seetal–Bözberg
Stage 1, Luzern–Lenzburg
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Alter Bernerweg
Alter Bernerweg
Stage 4, Zofingen (Oftringen)–Baden
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Herzschlaufe Seetal
Herzschlaufe Seetal
Stage 1, Eschenbach LU–Lenzburg
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Herzschlaufe Seetal
Herzschlaufe Seetal
Stage 2, Lenzburg–Eschenbach LU
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 7, Aarau–Koblenz
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Skating in

Lenzburg
Mittelland Skate
Mittelland Skate
Stage 6, Brugg–Olten
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