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 2, Brugg–Staffelegg

Route report
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Jura Crest Trail

After crossing Brugg's old town, the first uphill stretch to the Vier Linden country guesthouse embedded in the Jurapark, and via the forest to the ancient as well as legendary Linner Linde (linden tree). On uphill through shady forests to the Schenkenberg ruins, seen from afar, and on to Staffelegg.
This hiking route starts out from Brugg rail station and takes you through the old town. Then you cross the Aare Gorge, with a width of 12 meters. The Aare is actually deeper here than it is wide. The first wooden bridge over the gorge dates back to 1064, and it was originally fortified by gates on either side. All that is left today is the Black Tower, the oldest building in Brugg and the city's iconic landmark. The modern stone bridge was built in 1924/25. Following a pretty path from Bollensteinen, you pass by two idyllic ponds before reaching the Schnägg viewing pulpit. Continue along the forest track and you will soon reach a path through two residential districts: the well-tended gardens of the detached houses are beautiful to see.

In the distance you can make out Habsburg Castle, built in the early 11th century. This was where the foundation stone for what was to become the Habsburg Dynasty was laid. Walk across the first meadows and past the Vierlinden Country Inn, and then the path branches off into the forest. Once you have crossed the forest, you are already in the Aargau Jura Park – a park where you're always close to nature, but within easy reach of civilisation as well. You are never far from populated areas, but you very quickly find yourself in unaccustomed seclusion. Shortly afterwards, hikers pause to stand beneath the legendary and ancient Linden Tree of Linn, which ranks as the mightiest tree in the Aargau region. Over 700 years old and with a trunk circumference of over eleven meters, this giant has already survived three fires. Legend has it that after the plague, the last surviving inhabitant of Linn planted the linden tree by the graves of those who had been carried off. Ever since then, it has guaranteed that the plague will never break out again.

The path takes you uphill once more, through the forest to Linnerberg hill. A little later, you will be enchanted by the lovely blossoming meadows around Buechmatt. To the left, you can see the ruins of Schenkenberg fortress, probably dating from the 13th century. Leaving the magnificent meadows behind you, hike on for the final hour until you reach Staffelegg Pass. At 621 meters above sea level, it is one of the lowest Jura passes, but it is a very important transportation axis. There are truly stunning views of the Herzberg, Asperstrihe and Wasserflue peaks. The restaurant and the PostBus stop mark the end of stage 2 of the Jura Crest Trail.
After crossing Brugg's old town, the first uphill stretch to the Vier Linden country guesthouse embedded in the Jurapark, and via the forest to the ancient as well as legendary Linner Linde (linden tree). On uphill through shady forests to the Schenkenberg ruins, seen from afar, and on to Staffelegg.
This hiking route starts out from Brugg rail station and takes you through the old town. Then you cross the Aare Gorge, with a width of 12 meters. The Aare is actually deeper here than it is wide. The first wooden bridge over the gorge dates back to 1064, and it was originally fortified by gates on either side. All that is left today is the Black Tower, the oldest building in Brugg and the city's iconic landmark. The modern stone bridge was built in 1924/25. Following a pretty path from Bollensteinen, you pass by two idyllic ponds before reaching the Schnägg viewing pulpit. Continue along the forest track and you will soon reach a path through two residential districts: the well-tended gardens of the detached houses are beautiful to see.

In the distance you can make out Habsburg Castle, built in the early 11th century. This was where the foundation stone for what was to become the Habsburg Dynasty was laid. Walk across the first meadows and past the Vierlinden Country Inn, and then the path branches off into the forest. Once you have crossed the forest, you are already in the Aargau Jura Park – a park where you're always close to nature, but within easy reach of civilisation as well. You are never far from populated areas, but you very quickly find yourself in unaccustomed seclusion. Shortly afterwards, hikers pause to stand beneath the legendary and ancient Linden Tree of Linn, which ranks as the mightiest tree in the Aargau region. Over 700 years old and with a trunk circumference of over eleven meters, this giant has already survived three fires. Legend has it that after the plague, the last surviving inhabitant of Linn planted the linden tree by the graves of those who had been carried off. Ever since then, it has guaranteed that the plague will never break out again.

The path takes you uphill once more, through the forest to Linnerberg hill. A little later, you will be enchanted by the lovely blossoming meadows around Buechmatt. To the left, you can see the ruins of Schenkenberg fortress, probably dating from the 13th century. Leaving the magnificent meadows behind you, hike on for the final hour until you reach Staffelegg Pass. At 621 meters above sea level, it is one of the lowest Jura passes, but it is a very important transportation axis. There are truly stunning views of the Herzberg, Asperstrihe and Wasserflue peaks. The restaurant and the PostBus stop mark the end of stage 2 of the Jura Crest Trail.
17 km
620 m | 340 m
4 h 40 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Brugg AG
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Bözberg, Im Grabe
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
At the moment, however, the normal hiking trail can be used!
Status
validated
Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Staffelegg, Passhöhe
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Contact

Signpost management
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Aargauer Wanderwege
Dorfstrasse 7
5036 Oberentfelden
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Services

Accommodation

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
Güggeli Sternen
Güggeli Sternen
Bözberg
Herzberg-Haus für Bildung und Begegnung
Herzberg-Haus für Bildung und Begegnung
Asp ob Aarau
B&B Hochuli
B&B Hochuli
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Places

Brugg AG
Brugg AG
Staffelegg
Staffelegg
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Places of interest

Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Königsfelden Friary
Königsfelden Friary
Pump track Wasserschloss
Pump track Wasserschloss
Vindonissa Museum
Vindonissa Museum
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Argovia Jurapark
Argovia Jurapark
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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