Brugg–Habsburg (Habsburg Castle)–Scherz route
The Brugg-Habsburg-Scherz route leads from Brugg to Scherz, via the villages of Windisch and Habsburg. Immerse yourself in the impressive history of the Habsburg dynasty.
Habsburg Castle sits atop the Wülpelsberg, offering views over the Aare Valley, the Schenkenberg Valley and into the Eigenamt region. Other castles such as Brunegg and Wildenstein are also visible. Enjoy the magnificent views across to the Alpine landscapes of Berne and St. Gallen. And not to be forgotten is the Black Forest to the north and the surrounding range of hills, the Jura.
Another attraction is the Königsfelden Convent Church in Windisch. It lies amidst the Roman ruins of Vindonissa and not far from the Habsburg family's original fortress. As a building commemorating the Habsburgs, it is an important piece of family historyof the House of Habsburg. The foundation of the convent was prompted by the murder of King Albrecht I. near the river Reuss crossing in Windisch. The windows of the convent church are particularly worth seeing.
Continue your journey on foot or by postbus to Habsburg Castle – the family seat of a world power.
Route open all year
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Region Northern Switzerland/Aarau Branch
P. O. Box
+41 58 667 13 60
+41 58 667 39 61
Monday to Friday: 08 a.m. - 12 noon and 1.15 p.m. - 5 p.m.
No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle
Limited wheelchair access to the postbus
Habsburg Castle – family seat of a European dynasty
Habsburg Castle, the former family seat of the Habsburg ruling dynasty, was built on the Wülpelsberg almost 1’000 years ago. Today a well-run castle restaurant invites you to linger and reflect on the course of history.
Castle restaurant and museum
+41 56 441 16 73
+41 56 441 16 78
Legionnaire’s Path Vindonissa
The Windisch Roman Adventure Park presents a discovery tour for all the family. Turn back the clocks 2000 years & trace ancient Roman footsteps in Switzerland’s Legionnaire’s Camp; learn about the luxurious Vindonissa lifestyle with a theme tour – or better still, slip into a Roman role with an animated play-tour.
Legionnaire’ s Path
Information and Reservations:
0848 87 12 00
1 April – 31 October