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 2, Wittnau–Aarau

Route report
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Aargauer Weg

The trail leads up and down over the foothills of the Aargau Jura Park to Aarau, the town of beautiful gables. On the way there: woodlands, fields and several lookout points with views across the Swiss Plateau, the Alps and into Germany.
After the ascent through the forest south of Wittnau, we soon reach the beautiful agricultural plain of Altenberg. A sweeping view of the undulating landscape and our first destination at the Wasserflue accompanies us over the fields. Then comes the short but strenuous climb on a zigzagging path to the Burgflue. The forest clearing above the cliff offers a view all the way into Germany, while the rocks themselves provide a habitat for rare plants. A beautiful fire pit here is an inviting place for a rest.

Now comes an interesting ridge hike to the Wasserflue, the highest point of the stage (843 m above sea level), crossing forests and fields over the Salhöhe and passing the old bunker and ski lift. The ascent to the lookout point brings its own reward: on a clear day, the view stretches across the Swiss Plateau, northwards to the Black Forest and southwards to the Alps.

The trail leads downhill via Hard, where the meadows bloom beautifully at certain times of year. A partly steep forest path runs past the Gehren shooting range and via Rombachtäli to the Alpenzeiger. After a challenging ascent to the final lookout point, we arrive in Aarau and walk through winding alleys and past many street cafés to reach the station.
The trail leads up and down over the foothills of the Aargau Jura Park to Aarau, the town of beautiful gables. On the way there: woodlands, fields and several lookout points with views across the Swiss Plateau, the Alps and into Germany.
After the ascent through the forest south of Wittnau, we soon reach the beautiful agricultural plain of Altenberg. A sweeping view of the undulating landscape and our first destination at the Wasserflue accompanies us over the fields. Then comes the short but strenuous climb on a zigzagging path to the Burgflue. The forest clearing above the cliff offers a view all the way into Germany, while the rocks themselves provide a habitat for rare plants. A beautiful fire pit here is an inviting place for a rest.

Now comes an interesting ridge hike to the Wasserflue, the highest point of the stage (843 m above sea level), crossing forests and fields over the Salhöhe and passing the old bunker and ski lift. The ascent to the lookout point brings its own reward: on a clear day, the view stretches across the Swiss Plateau, northwards to the Black Forest and southwards to the Alps.

The trail leads downhill via Hard, where the meadows bloom beautifully at certain times of year. A partly steep forest path runs past the Gehren shooting range and via Rombachtäli to the Alpenzeiger. After a challenging ascent to the final lookout point, we arrive in Aarau and walk through winding alleys and past many street cafés to reach the station.
19 km
880 m | 900 m
5 h 50 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Wittnau, alte Post
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Aarau, Kettenbrücke
Duration
probably until the end of 2022
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
Status
validated
Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Aarau
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Services

Accommodation

Landgasthof Krone
Landgasthof Krone
Wittnau
Waldgasthaus Chalet Saalhöhe
Waldgasthaus Chalet Saalhöhe
Kienberg
B&B zur Föhre
B&B zur Föhre
Rombach
B&B Hochuli
B&B Hochuli
Küttigen
Hotel Restaurant Ascott
Hotel Restaurant Ascott
Rombach
Landhotel Hirschen
Landhotel Hirschen
Erlinsbach
Hotel Kettenbrücke
Hotel Kettenbrücke
Aarau
Bed & Breakfast Tuch & Laube
Bed & Breakfast Tuch & Laube
Aarau
zum graf bed & breakfast
zum graf bed & breakfast
Aarau
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Places

Wittnau AG
Wittnau AG
Aarau
Aarau
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Places of interest

Between the Aare and the Rhine
Between the Aare and the Rhine
Aargauer Kunsthaus
Aargauer Kunsthaus
Naturama
Naturama
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Swimming

Aarau outdoor swimming pool
Aarau outdoor swimming pool
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