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Bremgarten AG
Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 5, Mellingen–Bremgarten AG
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Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 6, Bremgarten (AG)–Muri (AG)
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Bremgarten AG
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 2, Rotkreuz–Brugg
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Bremgarten AG
Reuss Kanu
Reuss Kanu
Route 90, Bremgarten–Gebenstorf
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Bremgarten (AG)
Bremgarten AG

Bremgarten AG

The site of the small town of Bremgarten, on moraine in the loop of the River Reuss, is reminiscent of the locations of larger towns such as Bern and Fribourg. Today, the well preserved, traffic-calmed old town is a cultural monument of national importance.
Bremgarten (AG) is a small town in Freiamt, Canton Aargau. It is in the lower Reusstal valley, about 16 km from Zurich as the crow flies and 23 km east of the cantonal capital Aarau. Bremgarten is strongly influenced by the natural area of the Reusstal valley: running almost exactly south to north, the valley is characterised by the many pronounced loops of the winding Reuss. The Habsburgs built a fortress with bridgehead on one of these strategically favourable river loops.

Old city gates and towers (Obertor and Hexenturm) and houses adorned with oriel windows give the town a medieval feel. The old town quarter is divided into two areas: to the east the upper town (originating from the settlement of Villigen in the High Middle Ages) on an elevated plateau of moraine. The lower town to the west is clearly separated by a steep slope and located about 30 metres lower down, on the river.

Parts of the medieval city wall with battlements have remained intact. The Spittelturm (tower) built in 1556/59, is the most important vestige of the fort complex and is the landmark of the upper town. At the highest point of the upper town is the Schlössli (little castle), which was converted into a burgher house in late-Gothic/early-baroque style. Further sights worth seeing are the neighbouring Schellenhaus (theatre) and Zeughaus (arsenal). In comparison to the upper town, the lower town is less densely developed. A baroque church belongs to the Capuchin Monastery (1618-22), located near the wooden bridge.

The construction of the Zufikon hydroelectric power plant on the outskirts of Bremgarten in the 1970s created an around 5-km-long shallow lake, which is now a major bird hatching ground and popular recreation area.

Highlights

  • Old town quarter of Bremgarten – a cultural monument of national importance, bordered on three sides by the winding Reuss.
  • Rafting on the Reuss – the stretch between Bremgarten and Mellingen is one of Switzerland’s particularly beautiful and unspoilt river sections.
The site of the small town of Bremgarten, on moraine in the loop of the River Reuss, is reminiscent of the locations of larger towns such as Bern and Fribourg. Today, the well preserved, traffic-calmed old town is a cultural monument of national importance.
Bremgarten (AG) is a small town in Freiamt, Canton Aargau. It is in the lower Reusstal valley, about 16 km from Zurich as the crow flies and 23 km east of the cantonal capital Aarau. Bremgarten is strongly influenced by the natural area of the Reusstal valley: running almost exactly south to north, the valley is characterised by the many pronounced loops of the winding Reuss. The Habsburgs built a fortress with bridgehead on one of these strategically favourable river loops.

Old city gates and towers (Obertor and Hexenturm) and houses adorned with oriel windows give the town a medieval feel. The old town quarter is divided into two areas: to the east the upper town (originating from the settlement of Villigen in the High Middle Ages) on an elevated plateau of moraine. The lower town to the west is clearly separated by a steep slope and located about 30 metres lower down, on the river.

Parts of the medieval city wall with battlements have remained intact. The Spittelturm (tower) built in 1556/59, is the most important vestige of the fort complex and is the landmark of the upper town. At the highest point of the upper town is the Schlössli (little castle), which was converted into a burgher house in late-Gothic/early-baroque style. Further sights worth seeing are the neighbouring Schellenhaus (theatre) and Zeughaus (arsenal). In comparison to the upper town, the lower town is less densely developed. A baroque church belongs to the Capuchin Monastery (1618-22), located near the wooden bridge.

The construction of the Zufikon hydroelectric power plant on the outskirts of Bremgarten in the 1970s created an around 5-km-long shallow lake, which is now a major bird hatching ground and popular recreation area.

Highlights

  • Old town quarter of Bremgarten – a cultural monument of national importance, bordered on three sides by the winding Reuss.
  • Rafting on the Reuss – the stretch between Bremgarten and Mellingen is one of Switzerland’s particularly beautiful and unspoilt river sections.

Arrival and return Bremgarten AG

Adresse

Bahnreisezentrum Bremgarten
Zürcherstrasse
5620 Bremgarten
Tel. +41 (0)56 648 42 00
info@bdwm.ch
www.bdwm.ch

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Marco Polo Sonne Bremgarten
Marco Polo Sonne Bremgarten
Bremgarten AG
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Bremgarten AG
Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 5, Mellingen–Bremgarten AG
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Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 6, Bremgarten (AG)–Muri (AG)
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Cycling in

Bremgarten AG
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 2, Rotkreuz–Brugg
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Canoeing in

Bremgarten AG
Reuss Kanu
Reuss Kanu
Route 90, Bremgarten–Gebenstorf
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