Northern Switzerland, Solothurn / Aargau

Habsburg and Wildegg castle tour

On the hike from Habsburg Castle to Wildegg Castle, you can learn more about the rise and fall of the Habsburg ruling dynasty. Immerse yourself in the past and be enchanted by the unique castle atmosphere.

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Experience the history of the Habsburgs in two castles

PostBus route 366 takes you from Brugg to Habsburg Castle. 1,000 years ago, the Habsburgs laid the foundation for their empire there. Take a public tour to learn more about the ruling dynasty’s ancestral castle. Thanks to virtual reality glasses, you can take a trip over the imposing castle, perched on the Wülpelsberg hill since 1200. Feast like royalty in the castle restaurant and enjoy the breathtaking views over the canton of Aargau.

Habsburg trail

The hike along the western slopes of the Kernberg and Chestenberg hills is one of the three stages of the Habsburgtrail. It leads directly to Wildegg Castle. You’ll wander in romantic forests through the former Habsburg dominion. Wildegg Castle, founded by Habsburgs, was later owned by the Effinger family for several centuries.

A journey into the past

Talking portraits of the former castle residents take you on an impressive journey into the past. Stroll through the magnificent historical gardens of Wildegg Castle.

Virtually forgotten plants and rare vegetables

Discover virtually forgotten plants and rare vegetables at a pleasant picnic in the baroque Nutz and Lustgarten gardens. Stroll, smell and marvel at the beautiful gardens. During public tours, ProSpecieRara experts will show you rare vegetables.

Finally, head to Wildegg railway station and back to Brugg. The hike can also be extended to Schinznach Bad, where PostBus route 368 takes you back to Brugg.

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Castle opening times: April – October

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2 hrs 25 mins

Difficulty level



8.4 km

Altitude difference

306 m uphill / 415 m downhill

Outward journey

Take Postbus route 366 from Brugg to the Habsburg, Dorfplatz stop

Return journey

Take the train from Wildegg railway station back to Brugg

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