42 Aargauer Weg
42 Aargauer Weg
42 Aargauer Weg
42 Aargauer Weg
42 Aargauer Weg
42 Aargauer Weg
42 Aargauer Weg
42 Aargauer Weg
42 Aargauer Weg
42 Aargauer Weg

Hiking

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Aargauer Weg

Stage 4, Brugg–Mellingen

Route report
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Aargauer Weg

From Brugg, climb up to the Gebenstorfer Horn, the perfect viewing platform for the Switzerland's «Wasserschloss». Along the Jura ridgeway to Baldegg with views of the Alps, then down to the former Habsburg Stein Castle and down to the beautiful Baden old town.
From Brugg station, the route runs through the middle of the old town to the Aare. The village of Altenburg near the hiking trail was once the site of the oldest residence of the counts of Habsburg. At first following the Aare, the trail switches to the Reuss on the opposite side. After about an hour, it reaches the large railway bridge and Switzerland’s «water reservoir», where the Aare, Reuss and Limmat rivers converge. Measuring 288 kilometres, the Aare is the longest river that flows entirely in Switzerland.

After about half an hour alongside roads and industrial sites, the path branches off, zigzagging its way into the silent, pristine forest and up to the «Horn». It follows beautiful forest trails past many large fire pits to Baldegg and then down to Baden via the Stein castle ruin. Baldegg is a popular excursion destination for residents of Baden and the neighbouring communities.

Baden’s history goes back to the 1st century, when the Romans made use of the thermal springs in what was then known as Aquae Helveticae. The small town has Switzerland’s most mineral-rich thermal spring water. From here, the trail continues to the Teufelskeller forest reserve where there are quite a few fire pits. Timber has not been used here since 1999 in an effort to create a refuge for plants and wildlife. The path leading to the pretty old town of Mellingen is characterised by this strange, romantic landscape with its gigantic rock formations and secluded forest sections.
From Brugg, climb up to the Gebenstorfer Horn, the perfect viewing platform for the Switzerland's «Wasserschloss». Along the Jura ridgeway to Baldegg with views of the Alps, then down to the former Habsburg Stein Castle and down to the beautiful Baden old town.
From Brugg station, the route runs through the middle of the old town to the Aare. The village of Altenburg near the hiking trail was once the site of the oldest residence of the counts of Habsburg. At first following the Aare, the trail switches to the Reuss on the opposite side. After about an hour, it reaches the large railway bridge and Switzerland’s «water reservoir», where the Aare, Reuss and Limmat rivers converge. Measuring 288 kilometres, the Aare is the longest river that flows entirely in Switzerland.

After about half an hour alongside roads and industrial sites, the path branches off, zigzagging its way into the silent, pristine forest and up to the «Horn». It follows beautiful forest trails past many large fire pits to Baldegg and then down to Baden via the Stein castle ruin. Baldegg is a popular excursion destination for residents of Baden and the neighbouring communities.

Baden’s history goes back to the 1st century, when the Romans made use of the thermal springs in what was then known as Aquae Helveticae. The small town has Switzerland’s most mineral-rich thermal spring water. From here, the trail continues to the Teufelskeller forest reserve where there are quite a few fire pits. Timber has not been used here since 1999 in an effort to create a refuge for plants and wildlife. The path leading to the pretty old town of Mellingen is characterised by this strange, romantic landscape with its gigantic rock formations and secluded forest sections.
22 km
560 m | 560 m
5 h 45 min
easy (hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Brugg AG
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Arrival / return travel Mellingen, Krone
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Contact

Signpost management
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Aargauer Wanderwege
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5036 Oberentfelden
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Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge Brugg
Jugendherberge Brugg
Brugg AG
Hotel Rotes Haus Brugg AG
Hotel Rotes Haus Brugg AG
Brugg
Bar Restaurant Hotel Gotthard
Bar Restaurant Hotel Gotthard
Brugg AG
Hotel Terminus
Hotel Terminus
Brugg
BnB Im Schlössli
BnB Im Schlössli
Gebenstorf
Blue Wall BnB
Blue Wall BnB
Gebenstorf
Casa Scaletto Gross + Partner
Casa Scaletto Gross + Partner
Turgi
Jugendherberge Baden
Jugendherberge Baden
Baden
Atrium-Hotel Blume 'Unique'
Atrium-Hotel Blume 'Unique'
Baden
Hotel-Restaurant Linde
Hotel-Restaurant Linde
Baden
Landgasthof Linde
Landgasthof Linde
Fislisbach
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Places

Brugg AG
Brugg AG
Baden
Baden
Mellingen
Mellingen
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Places of interest

Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Königsfelden Friary
Königsfelden Friary
The Wasserschloss
The Wasserschloss
Vindonissa Museum
Vindonissa Museum
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Pump track Wasserschloss
Pump track Wasserschloss
Villa Langmatt
Villa Langmatt
Historic Museum Baden
Historic Museum Baden
Swiss Children's Museum
Swiss Children's Museum
Kloster Wettingen
Kloster Wettingen
The varied landscape of the Reuss
The varied landscape of the Reuss
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Swimming

Outdoor swimming pool Heumatten Windisch
Outdoor swimming pool Heumatten Windisch
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization