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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Experience a Model Railway
Experience a fantastic hobby with a passionate model railroader. Paul Stadtmüller will be happy to show you his greatest passion. You will learn to build parts of the model railway yourself. Later you will be allowed to manoeuvre the train, possibly even using a model railroad part that you made yourself. This course is free of charge.
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.
Midweek Special: Enjoyment and Relaxation in the Engadine Mountains
Are you looking for nature and peace instead of action, sport, and dynamics? We offer pure nature with optimal rest and relaxation in the Mineralbad & Spa Samedan. Also included are various culinary highlights. Four nights in the CHESA STAILA **** with alpine breakfast and STAILA’s great complete services. Starting at CHF 625.- per person. https://www.chesa-staila.ch/room-rates/special-offers
Adventure in the "Jurte Khulan"
Have you ever wanted to go to Mongolia and did not find the time or the opportunity? An overnight stay in the yurt takes you to a special world. Soak up the colorful atmosphere. The "Jurte Khulan" has a small double bed and two single beds, plus a stove for heating and cooking. Cost per unit: two persons CHF 142, four persons CHF 163, all fees included.
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!
Raclette Picnic in My House or by the Fire
Everything is ready to take away in the beautiful basket: Cheese, potatoes, gherkins, and silverskin onions, raclette ovens, rechaud candles, plates, cutlery, wine glasses, serviettes, tablecloths - all without plastic. I will do the dishes. CHF 29 per person. I also have nice wines to offer and more ...
Storyteller of Spiez
As the storyteller of Spiez, I have been offering scenic city tours since 2004. During various walks, you will participate in a true local or regional historical episode in an authentic setting. Learn more about the specific circumstances of the era and about the fate of certain people. You will get to know our community and our region in an exciting and special way. www.eva-frei.ch
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.
Wingwave coaching is a method to manage emotions and performance. It is based on the latest findings in neuroscience and is often used in the following situations: stress management, fears, traumatic experiences, trigger issues, stage fright, resource building, and competitive sports. Make an appointment, or walk-in (without guarantee). As our guest, you benefit from a reduced rate: CHF 100 / hour (instead of CHF 150).
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