©

Aarburg trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Aarburg

Trip Planner Europe  /  Switzerland  /  Canton of Aargau  /  Aarburg
(5/5 based on 10+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: historic sites
Aarburg is a municipality in the district of Zofingen in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland.The small town lies in the southwest Aargau at an Engnis Aare in the lower Wiggertal. It lies in the intersection of the most important traffic routes of Switzerland. The dominant landmark is the Aarburg Fortress, one of Switzerland's largest castles and a heritage site of national significance. The visual character of Aarburg is shaped by the fortification and the church on a rock spur.HistoryIn Roman times a road went by Aarburg, connecting the Olten region with the rest of inner Switzerland. During the construction of a factory in the 20th century, a hoard of coins produced during the reign of Emperor Tetricus I was discovered. The coin hoard was probably buried during the Bagauden Invasions in 284 CE.When, precisely, the fortress of Aarburg was constructed on the rocky outcropping is unknown. The first time it was documented was in 1123 when it is mentioned as Areburc. At the time it was the property of the Grafen von Frohburg family. From this castle the Bailiwick of Aarburg was governed, what is today the western part of the county of Zofingen, though not the city of Zofigen itself. In 1299 the Frohburgs sold the castle and the Bailiwick of Aarburg to the Habsburg family. The settlement at the foot of the castle was clearly identified as a town in the year 1330. Archeological evidence has shown that the city was probably founded around the year 1312.
When using our Switzerland trip itinerary builder, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Aarburg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Aarburg:
Nature, sightseeing, childrens museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, casinos, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, museums, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Shopping
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Canton of Aargau

3 days in Aarau BY A USER FROM INDONESIA November, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDONESIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Brugg BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Canton of Aargau BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Baden BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Buchs Aargau BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM IRELAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Italy, Stuttgart & Baden BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News