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

etappe-01778

Aargauer Weg

Stage 6, Bremgarten (AG)–Muri (AG)

Route report
41 photos

WL_042_06_DSC03553_R_F_M.jpg
etappe-01778

Aargauer Weg

On the trail between the small Habsburg town of Bremgarten and the imposing memorial site of Muri, impressive architectural witnesses of the time bring back to life what was once Europe's most important aristocratic family and reveal exciting facts about prominent individuals of the Habsburg dynasty.
The small town of Bremgarten, which dates from the old Habsburg period, was built around 1200. It's worth taking a stroll through the winding alleyways and immersing yourself in the age of the Habsburgs. Leaving the historic old town, the route follows the left bank of the Reuss to the hydroelectric plant, where a detour can be made to the Emaus Chapel in Zufikon. The former hermitage is today inhabited by Franciscan nuns. After hiking for about an hour along the final bend in the Reuss, we reach Hermetschwil with its pretty Benedictine convent from the 12th century. The wooden bridge offers a particularly beautiful view of the site.

From here, the route continues along the bank of the Reuss with its secluded resting places to the Flachsee lake and the neighbouring wetland of Rottenschwiler Moos. This man-made biotope is also a bird sanctuary of national importance. After the last Ice Age, the Reuss flowed here in large meanders and formed an extensive alluvial forest. The river has been gradually straightened and dammed to protect against floods and reclaim more land. The moor water from the Rottenschwiler Moos has a reddish hue because dead plant parts degrade slowly and incompletely. This produces humic substances that turn the water yellow to russet.

Following the idyllic river bank upstream, the trail passes the Weiler Werd and delightful meadows, entering the cool Hasliwald forest after Althäusern. As we hike upstream by the Bünz, the monastery village of Muri at the foot of the Lindenberg soon comes into view. Visible from afar in the undulating landscape, the Benedictine monastery built in 1027 by the Habsburgs is one of the most significant baroque structures in Switzerland.
On the trail between the small Habsburg town of Bremgarten and the imposing memorial site of Muri, impressive architectural witnesses of the time bring back to life what was once Europe's most important aristocratic family and reveal exciting facts about prominent individuals of the Habsburg dynasty.
The small town of Bremgarten, which dates from the old Habsburg period, was built around 1200. It's worth taking a stroll through the winding alleyways and immersing yourself in the age of the Habsburgs. Leaving the historic old town, the route follows the left bank of the Reuss to the hydroelectric plant, where a detour can be made to the Emaus Chapel in Zufikon. The former hermitage is today inhabited by Franciscan nuns. After hiking for about an hour along the final bend in the Reuss, we reach Hermetschwil with its pretty Benedictine convent from the 12th century. The wooden bridge offers a particularly beautiful view of the site.

From here, the route continues along the bank of the Reuss with its secluded resting places to the Flachsee lake and the neighbouring wetland of Rottenschwiler Moos. This man-made biotope is also a bird sanctuary of national importance. After the last Ice Age, the Reuss flowed here in large meanders and formed an extensive alluvial forest. The river has been gradually straightened and dammed to protect against floods and reclaim more land. The moor water from the Rottenschwiler Moos has a reddish hue because dead plant parts degrade slowly and incompletely. This produces humic substances that turn the water yellow to russet.

Following the idyllic river bank upstream, the trail passes the Weiler Werd and delightful meadows, entering the cool Hasliwald forest after Althäusern. As we hike upstream by the Bünz, the monastery village of Muri at the foot of the Lindenberg soon comes into view. Visible from afar in the undulating landscape, the Benedictine monastery built in 1027 by the Habsburgs is one of the most significant baroque structures in Switzerland.
14 km
220 m | 160 m
3 h 40 min
easy (hiking trail) | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Bremgarten
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Arrival / return travel Muri AG
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

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.
Become a member
Aargauer Wanderwege
Dorfstrasse 7
5036 Oberentfelden
info@aargauer-wanderwege.ch
www.aargauer-wanderwege.ch

Services

Accommodation

Marco Polo Sonne Bremgarten
Marco Polo Sonne Bremgarten
Bremgarten AG
Show all

Places

Bremgarten AG
Bremgarten AG
Muri AG
Muri AG
Show all

Places of interest

Bremgarten–Eggenwil
Bremgarten–Eggenwil
Muri Friary
Muri Friary
Show all

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