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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Press Flowers and Leaves
Do you love nature? We are happy to accompany you collecting flowers and leaves, which are then professionally pressed and dried. We will guide you in assembling them into a wonderful picture. Ideal to give as a gift or to enjoy yourself. This course is free of charge.
Warm the Soul
Our well-being offers include a little bit of warmth for your soul, a little relaxation for your mind and body, a moment away from everyday life, with pleasant feel-good body treatments that boost your strength. In addition to our packages “Arrival”, “Time Out”, and “Moments of Well-Being”, we also offer individual treatments. Further information: www.zwirgi.ch
Luggage Rack: Handcrafted in Gruyère
Luggage rack made of beech wood, handcrafted in Gruyère. Treated with natural oil. Foldable and easy to store. Can be used as a table by placing a tray on the durable textile straps. Standard size: 64 cm (H) x 55 cm (L) x 41 cm (W). Made to measure upon request, spare parts. Price: 1 = CHF 115; 2 = CHF 110 / piece; from 3 = CHF 95 / piece Transport costs: 1 = CHF 12; 2 = CHF 18
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/#
Three different foot massages of 60 minutes each: CHF 70.-- each - Relaxation foot massage cleanses and harmonizes all organs. - Soul-energetic foot massage works against stress and anxiety, and releases blockages. - Restorative foot massage works on all levels of existence and supports the guest in his/her individual process.
In today's overly intellectual world, we now know how important it is to restore balance and "return" to our body. Massage helps us to counteract constant stress and pressure, to relax the muscles, to let go, and to gain energy. We offer the following massages: classic full-body, relaxation, ayurvedic, foot and head reflexology, lymph drainage, deep connective tissue, Lomi Lomi. https://www.casa-santo-stefano.ch/Massage_en
Cable Car and Funicular
The price for the bed and breakfast includes 2 tickets for free use of the cable cars (from May to October). - Cable car “Valbianca” from Airolo https://www.airolo.ch/en/summer-activities-leventina.php - Funicular railway “Ritom” https://www.ritom.ch/en/funicular/ - Cable car “Tremorgio” https://www.aet.ch/DE/Seilbahn-Tremorgio-36f67a00 - NEW since summer 2020 cable car “Faido-Pianaselva” and chairlift “Carì” www.faido.ch/Impianti-di-risalita-2dc00c00 For reservations, please contact B&B Gottardo directly.
Dynamic Integrative Massage DYMA
The massage “DYMA” is unique and combines the healing arts of South Pacific cultures. The area of application ranges from a wellness treatment to very specific work on targeted body issues. The following options can be booked with us: - DYMA massage: tailored to the physical and mental needs of the customer - DYMA joint treatment: for stiff joints, arthritis, rheumatism, etc. https://wirkstatt-auboden.ch/institut/praxis-begleitung/dyma-2/
Swimming and Relaxing with the Whole Family
Our modern single-family house is ideal for families of up to six people. The spacious outdoor area with barbecue area and swimming pool offers plenty of space to let off steam. The two double-rooms with separate shower/toilet have their own balcony and are equipped with a walk-in closet and a television. We offer package prices for families starting at CHF 200.00 per night.
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