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Aarburg Castle, Aarburg

#7 of 19 in Historic Sites in Canton of Aargau
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Aarburg Castle (German: Festung Aarburg) is a castle in the municipality of Aarburg in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. It is located high above the town Aarburg on a steep, rocky hillside. The castle was built around a medieval castle, which controlled the narrow point on the Aare river and served as the seat of Aarburg Vogt. It is classified as a Swiss heritage site of national significance. Today it houses the Kantonale Jugendheim, for holding and rehabilitating juvenile offenders.

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  • Unfortunately it wasn’t possible to visit the castle (it’s open only on Saturdays from April to September), but we were able to walk up the stairs that lead to the church and enjoy the view over the.....  more »
  • Aarburg is a small city that is located on the border between cantons Aargau and Solothurn. it would have not been known to the tourists if there was no a huge castle on a rocky hill that dominates...  more »
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