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Brugg AG
Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 3, Aarau–Brugg
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Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 4, Brugg–Mellingen
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Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 1, Dielsdorf–Brugg
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Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 2, Brugg–Staffelegg
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Aargauer Weinweg
Aargauer Weinweg
Route 507, Brugg–Villigen
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Cycling in

Brugg AG
Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 3, Kloten–Aarau
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Seetal–Bözberg
Seetal–Bözberg
Stage 2, Lenzburg–Stein AG
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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 3, Brugg–Bad Zurzach
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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 2, Rotkreuz–Brugg
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 7, Aarau–Koblenz
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Skating in

Brugg AG
Mittelland Skate
Mittelland Skate
Stage 6, Brugg–Olten
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Mittelland Skate
Mittelland Skate
Stage 5, Kloten (Flughafen)–Brugg
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Canoeing in

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Aare Canoe
Aare Canoe
Stage 7, Aarau–Brugg
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Aare Canoe
Aare Canoe
Stage 8, Brugg–Full-Reuenthal
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Brugg AG

The small Canton Aargau town of Brugg lies at the confluence of the rivers Aare, Reuss and Limmat . The town’s chequered history spans Helvetii, Roman and Habsburg times up to the more recent industrial era.
Brugg in Canton Aargau is located at Switzerland’s natural water source: the confluence of the three rivers that drain 40% of Switzerland lies on the eastern edge of the town: first the Reuss flows into the Aare, followed by the Limmat one and a-half kilometres further north. Brugg means bridge; an indication of why the Habsburgs founded the town here – Brugg was built at the narrowest part of the Aare in the Mittelland.

The old town quarter consists of two parts: the larger part south of the Aare, the smaller north. Only fragments of the Brugg fortifications now remain. The town’s landmark and oldest building is the Schwarze Turm (black tower) built at the end of the 12th century. The town hall in late-Gothic style was added to it in 1579. Sightseeing attractions in the picturesque old town include the 17th century Lateinschulhaus (Latin school) with its beautifully painted facade.

The oldest recorded residence of the Habsburgs, first documented in 1108, is in Altenburg, which also belongs to Brugg. The town was the centre of the Habsburg heartland before the transfer of power to Austria. The importance of Brugg to the Habsburgs at the time is shown by the fact that in around 1220/30, the dynasty moved from Habsburg, which had become too small, to reside in Brugg.

In May 1308, King Albrecht I of Habsburg was murdered in the neighbouring village, Windisch. His wife Elisabeth founded the Königsfelden Monastery in his memory. Today the monastery church is known for its high-Gothic chancel windows. The stained-glass windows create an entity both in content and form and are considered amongst the most beautiful of those from the 14th century.

The Helvetii and Romans settled the region long before the Habsburgs. In 58 BC, the Helvetii founded the settlement of Vindonissa in the area of today’s Windisch. A little later the Romans established a legion camp and built the first wooden bridge over the Aare as part of the Roman road to Augusta Raurica (today’s Augst).

At times the Roman legion camp at Vindonissa housed up to 6000 legionaries. The still visible oval of the amphitheatre is the largest in Switzerland. It measures 112 x 98 metres and the stand held 10,000 spectators. The Vindonissa Museum addresses this era.

Highlights

  • Königsfelden Monastery – the monastery with its unique stained-glass windows, was founded by the widow of the German King Albrecht I after his murder.
  • Vindonissa Museum – the museum in Brugg exhibits finds from the Vindonissa Roman legion camp.
  • Industry cultural trail Limmat/water source – hiking trail in 5 sections with 44 stops covering significant historic industrial buildings between Brugg and Wettingen.
The small Canton Aargau town of Brugg lies at the confluence of the rivers Aare, Reuss and Limmat . The town’s chequered history spans Helvetii, Roman and Habsburg times up to the more recent industrial era.
Brugg in Canton Aargau is located at Switzerland’s natural water source: the confluence of the three rivers that drain 40% of Switzerland lies on the eastern edge of the town: first the Reuss flows into the Aare, followed by the Limmat one and a-half kilometres further north. Brugg means bridge; an indication of why the Habsburgs founded the town here – Brugg was built at the narrowest part of the Aare in the Mittelland.

The old town quarter consists of two parts: the larger part south of the Aare, the smaller north. Only fragments of the Brugg fortifications now remain. The town’s landmark and oldest building is the Schwarze Turm (black tower) built at the end of the 12th century. The town hall in late-Gothic style was added to it in 1579. Sightseeing attractions in the picturesque old town include the 17th century Lateinschulhaus (Latin school) with its beautifully painted facade.

The oldest recorded residence of the Habsburgs, first documented in 1108, is in Altenburg, which also belongs to Brugg. The town was the centre of the Habsburg heartland before the transfer of power to Austria. The importance of Brugg to the Habsburgs at the time is shown by the fact that in around 1220/30, the dynasty moved from Habsburg, which had become too small, to reside in Brugg.

In May 1308, King Albrecht I of Habsburg was murdered in the neighbouring village, Windisch. His wife Elisabeth founded the Königsfelden Monastery in his memory. Today the monastery church is known for its high-Gothic chancel windows. The stained-glass windows create an entity both in content and form and are considered amongst the most beautiful of those from the 14th century.

The Helvetii and Romans settled the region long before the Habsburgs. In 58 BC, the Helvetii founded the settlement of Vindonissa in the area of today’s Windisch. A little later the Romans established a legion camp and built the first wooden bridge over the Aare as part of the Roman road to Augusta Raurica (today’s Augst).

At times the Roman legion camp at Vindonissa housed up to 6000 legionaries. The still visible oval of the amphitheatre is the largest in Switzerland. It measures 112 x 98 metres and the stand held 10,000 spectators. The Vindonissa Museum addresses this era.

Highlights

  • Königsfelden Monastery – the monastery with its unique stained-glass windows, was founded by the widow of the German King Albrecht I after his murder.
  • Vindonissa Museum – the museum in Brugg exhibits finds from the Vindonissa Roman legion camp.
  • Industry cultural trail Limmat/water source – hiking trail in 5 sections with 44 stops covering significant historic industrial buildings between Brugg and Wettingen.

Arrival and return Brugg AG

Adresse

Tourismus Region Brugg
Badenerstrasse 13
5200 Brugg
Tel. +41 (0)44 585 16 46
info@tourismusregion-brugg.ch
www.tourismusregion-brugg.ch

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Accommodation

Bar Restaurant Hotel Gotthard
Bar Restaurant Hotel Gotthard
Brugg AG
Hotel Rotes Haus Brugg AG
Hotel Rotes Haus Brugg AG
Brugg
Hotel Terminus
Hotel Terminus
Brugg
Jugendherberge Brugg
Jugendherberge Brugg
Brugg AG
Marco Polo Business Apartments Brugg
Marco Polo Business Apartments Brugg
Brugg
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Places of interest

Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Vindonissa Museum
Vindonissa Museum
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Hiking in

Brugg AG
Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 3, Aarau–Brugg
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Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 4, Brugg–Mellingen
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Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 1, Dielsdorf–Brugg
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Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 2, Brugg–Staffelegg
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Aargauer Weinweg
Aargauer Weinweg
Route 507, Brugg–Villigen
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Cycling in

Brugg AG
Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 3, Kloten–Aarau
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Seetal–Bözberg
Seetal–Bözberg
Stage 2, Lenzburg–Stein AG
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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 3, Brugg–Bad Zurzach
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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 2, Rotkreuz–Brugg
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 7, Aarau–Koblenz
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Skating in

Brugg AG
Mittelland Skate
Mittelland Skate
Stage 6, Brugg–Olten
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Mittelland Skate
Mittelland Skate
Stage 5, Kloten (Flughafen)–Brugg
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Canoeing in

Brugg AG
Aare Canoe
Aare Canoe
Stage 7, Aarau–Brugg
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Aare Canoe
Aare Canoe
Stage 8, Brugg–Full-Reuenthal
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