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Hiking in the surroundings

Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 4, Brugg–Mellingen
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Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 5, Mellingen–Bremgarten AG
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Alter Bernerweg
Alter Bernerweg
Stage 4, Zofingen (Oftringen)–Baden
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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 2, Rotkreuz–Brugg
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Mellingen
The varied landscape of the Reuss

The varied landscape of the Reuss

The river Reuss follows a relatively natural course between Bremgarten and its confluence with the Aare. Land near Fischbach and Sulz, which was reclaimed from the Reuss in the 19th century, is now being returned to it.
Almost all of Switzerland’s big rivers have been straightened and corrected. The stretch of the Reuss between Bremgarten and its confluence with the Aare is an exception. The river flows almost entirely freely along this 25-kilometre stretch – unhampered by power stations, reservoirs and long protective dykes.

Downstream of Bremgarten the river meanders through a richly structured landscape. Two old courses can be found near Fischbach and Sulz which are known as the "Dead Reuss” and "Old Reuss”. They were both created in the 19th century when a river engineering project divided two large loops of the river. Measures were recently implemented in the area to provide more space for the river again.

A few kilometres downstream, beyond Mellingen, the Reuss has eroded around 40 metres-deep into the Ice-Age debris deposits. This marks the maximum glaciation of the Reuss glacier during the last Ice Age around 10,000 years ago.
The river Reuss follows a relatively natural course between Bremgarten and its confluence with the Aare. Land near Fischbach and Sulz, which was reclaimed from the Reuss in the 19th century, is now being returned to it.
Almost all of Switzerland’s big rivers have been straightened and corrected. The stretch of the Reuss between Bremgarten and its confluence with the Aare is an exception. The river flows almost entirely freely along this 25-kilometre stretch – unhampered by power stations, reservoirs and long protective dykes.

Downstream of Bremgarten the river meanders through a richly structured landscape. Two old courses can be found near Fischbach and Sulz which are known as the "Dead Reuss” and "Old Reuss”. They were both created in the 19th century when a river engineering project divided two large loops of the river. Measures were recently implemented in the area to provide more space for the river again.

A few kilometres downstream, beyond Mellingen, the Reuss has eroded around 40 metres-deep into the Ice-Age debris deposits. This marks the maximum glaciation of the Reuss glacier during the last Ice Age around 10,000 years ago.

The varied landscape of the Reuss

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Mellingen
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Hiking in the surroundings

Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 4, Brugg–Mellingen
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Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 5, Mellingen–Bremgarten AG
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Cycling in the surroundings

Alter Bernerweg
Alter Bernerweg
Stage 4, Zofingen (Oftringen)–Baden
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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 2, Rotkreuz–Brugg
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