5 Jura Crest Trail
5 Jura Crest Trail
5 Jura Crest Trail
5 Jura Crest Trail
5 Jura Crest Trail
5 Jura Crest Trail

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Jura Crest Trail

Stage 1, Dielsdorf–Brugg

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Jura Crest Trail

Gently uphill through vineyards to the small town of Regensberg and Lägern with wonderful views. Then the descent to Baden and to the Gebenstorfer Horn with views of Switzerland’s natural water resources, Brugg on the River Aare and nearby Windisch.
Dielsdorf is located at the end of the Lägern chain – the easternmost of all the outcrops of the Jura in Switzerland. It also marks the start of the Crest Trail that takes you from east to west. The first stage begins with a gentle climb up through the vineyards to Regensberg – a town built on a rocky spur. The castle of the same name was once the ancestral seat of the Barons of Regensberg. It is topped by a tower in the Savoyard style. The iconic landmark of this mediaeval country town is open to the public: fantastic all-round views of the region await you here. Walk past half-timbered houses with nicely maintained front gardens to reach the hiking route that takes you towards Lägern. The Crest Trail really gets under way as you tackle the first Jura hill.

Walk for rather more than an hour on a forest road to reach the Watch Tower and the ancient ruined fortress at Lägern. The stunning vista stretches all the way to the Alps. Now, the road gives way to a ridge path through the forest which has some narrow stretches. On reaching the Lägern Saddle, you return to the wide forest road that bypasses the exposed ridge passages. Past Chaltenbrünneli, a stairway takes you to Schartenfels Castle, where you will find a restaurant.

Hikers reach the old town of Baden by crossing the bridge near the Bailiff's Castle. Walk past the ruins of Stein Castle to reach Baldegg, a popular destination for outings with magnificent views of the Mittelland and the Alps, stretching all the way to Mount Säntis. Hike along pretty forest paths past ivy-clad trees to reach the Gebenstorfer Horn. From here, you look out on the confluence of the rivers Reuss, Limmat and Aare: the "water tower" of Switzerland. The path leads off to the left, crosses the river Reuss via Gebenstorf and then follows the river Aare into the historic little town of Brugg, site one of Switzerland's oldest bridges.
Gently uphill through vineyards to the small town of Regensberg and Lägern with wonderful views. Then the descent to Baden and to the Gebenstorfer Horn with views of Switzerland’s natural water resources, Brugg on the River Aare and nearby Windisch.
Dielsdorf is located at the end of the Lägern chain – the easternmost of all the outcrops of the Jura in Switzerland. It also marks the start of the Crest Trail that takes you from east to west. The first stage begins with a gentle climb up through the vineyards to Regensberg – a town built on a rocky spur. The castle of the same name was once the ancestral seat of the Barons of Regensberg. It is topped by a tower in the Savoyard style. The iconic landmark of this mediaeval country town is open to the public: fantastic all-round views of the region await you here. Walk past half-timbered houses with nicely maintained front gardens to reach the hiking route that takes you towards Lägern. The Crest Trail really gets under way as you tackle the first Jura hill.

Walk for rather more than an hour on a forest road to reach the Watch Tower and the ancient ruined fortress at Lägern. The stunning vista stretches all the way to the Alps. Now, the road gives way to a ridge path through the forest which has some narrow stretches. On reaching the Lägern Saddle, you return to the wide forest road that bypasses the exposed ridge passages. Past Chaltenbrünneli, a stairway takes you to Schartenfels Castle, where you will find a restaurant.

Hikers reach the old town of Baden by crossing the bridge near the Bailiff's Castle. Walk past the ruins of Stein Castle to reach Baldegg, a popular destination for outings with magnificent views of the Mittelland and the Alps, stretching all the way to Mount Säntis. Hike along pretty forest paths past ivy-clad trees to reach the Gebenstorfer Horn. From here, you look out on the confluence of the rivers Reuss, Limmat and Aare: the "water tower" of Switzerland. The path leads off to the left, crosses the river Reuss via Gebenstorf and then follows the river Aare into the historic little town of Brugg, site one of Switzerland's oldest bridges.
25 km
880 m | 950 m
7 h 00 min
easy (hiking trail; Lägerengrat: mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Dielsdorf
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Panoramic hikes
The section between Dielsdorf and Baden is especially scenic.
Hint
Beware: long section, please note overnight accommodation possibility in Baden.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Brugg AG
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the canton. Lend a hand by becoming a member in your canton.
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Aargauer Wanderwege
Dorfstrasse 7
5036 Oberentfelden
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Services

Accommodation

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

Dielsdorf
Dielsdorf
Baden
Baden
Brugg AG
Brugg AG
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Places of interest

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

Sport facility Erlen Dielsdorf
Sport facility Erlen Dielsdorf
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