Castles and grand houses are just waiting to be discovered.
Stay in a region that has so much to offer, including thermal baths and family-style accommodation.
From its origins in Aargau, the noble Habsburg family made its mark in many ways. The foundation stone for Habsburg Castle – actually two castles – was laid in 1030. It is the ancestral seat of the Habsburg dynasty to which it gave its name. Following its glorious rise to power in the late Middle Ages, the family presided over a empire that spanned the world.
Anyone who is more interested in witnesses to prehistoric times should head to the Sauriermuseum Frick dinosaur museum. The display includes the fossilized skeleton of a Plateosaurus that was found in the local clay pit. It's fun for young and old alike. Meanwhile, the thermal baths at Bad Schinznach and Bad Zurzach, and the saltwater baths at Rheinfelden, offer a relaxing spa experience.
If you want to surprise your nearest and dearest with a very special day out, book a visit to the enchanting moated Hallwyl Castle. Follow it up with a boat trip on the beautiful Hallwilersee. Building on its shores is banned, and the path around the lake leads through some impressive, untouched countryside.
A wide choice of accommodation in Aarau and the surrounding region means no shortage of places to put your feet up after an exciting day. When you book, add any children in your party at the end, but please note that those who need their own bed should be counted as adults when you send your booking inquiry. You can ask about reductions and additional beds during the booking process.
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Alternative Activities while Visiting Basel
• "Runner's Breakfast". Companion jogging, followed by a rich breakfast. • "Sightseeing by Bike”. Discover Basel's sights on two wheels. • “Picnic”on the banks of the Rhine, in a park, ... or wherever you wish. Enjoy a well-filled picnic basket with treats from our kitchen. • "It's Teatime". The English tradition of afternoon tea with pastries and savory snacks.
The sounds produced by my instruments create deep and lasting effects, and will give you space, let you reflect, and will transform you. With a lot of devotion and deep intuition, I play more than 20 SoundBodies, some of which I built myself or were specially created for me. More information is available here: https://callofremembrance.com/remembrance_english.html For groups, a brunch, snack, or meal is available upon request. Look forward to moments that will strengthen you!
Delicious Weeds - Excursion - Herb Picking - Joint Dinner or Hearty Tasting
A walk through meadows and forests around Monteggio and Sessa. Françoise Dully (Ethnobotany and wild plants specialist) takes you to enchanting places where you can live in nature and learn about edible herbs. Course with dinner: from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., costs CHF 70.00 Course with hearty tasting: from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., costs CHF 50.00 https://www.lanave.ch/escursioni/#
Enjoy Nature in a White Paradise
3 nights in the BnB during the week (Sunday to Friday) for 2 people (CHF 300.00). Or on the weekend 2 nights for 2 people (CHF 200.00). Ski pass CHF 49.00 per day per person. Participation in a three-hour ski course for every level is possible: Downhill, freeride, ski trekking, snowshoeing with a trained ski instructor CHF 225.00 for 1 person or CHF 250.00 for 2 people.
Wellness: Sauna, Steam Bath, Physiotherapy, Massages
Our appealing wellness area includes Finnish sauna with stone oven, steam bath, physiotherapy, massages, and a terrace for sunbathing and admiring the view. Towels, slippers, and bathrobe are included. Sauna: CHF 20.00 Steam bath: CHF 15.00 Sauna + steam bath CHF 25.00 Physiotherapy, massages, and donkey milk-based beauty products are available upon request. https://www.lanave.ch/spazio-benessere/#
Spacious and Cosy Dormitory for a Maximum of 8 People
Our house has a spacious and cosy dormitory with 8 beds, a bathroom, and a small balcony with a view of the mountains. It is the ideal accommodation for hikers. We ask our guests to bring their sleeping bags and towels for their stay. See you soon!
Yoga and Hiking Holidays
Yoga, hiking, and relaxing in beautiful Malcantone. We start the morning with an inspiring yoga class with Michela. After a hearty brunch, we enjoy the day hiking, reading, and relaxing. The arrangement also includes a soothing massage. Before dinner, we end the day with a relaxing Yin Yoga session. We go on a full-day hike with Christian. This yoga and hiking week is suitable for every level. https://www.casa-santo-stefano.ch/Workshops_&_retreats_2021_en
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