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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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!
Extras with a View of the Fascinating Mountain World
The following offers are waiting for you: 1) Valais aperitif in the stone cellar including a short tour of the chapel on Römerweg. 2) Bathing under the stars in the whirlpool, including a Valais aperitif. 3) Valais legends by the fireplace including a Valais aperitif and a view of the fascinating mountain world. 4) Admire and try the craft of “Walliser Steinplatten” (flagstones), plus a Valais aperitif. External provider. All included CHF 95 per person
Trained Cross-Country Ski Instructor (Skating and Classic)
Ueli, your host is a cross-country instructor and operates his own cross-country school using state-of-the-art rental equipment. We want to convey the love of nature, tranquillity, and joy of shared adventures and experiences. Enjoying the exercise amidst beautiful nature is our goal! Appointments and cross-country skiing equipment rentals are available on site from the host.
Therapeutic massage followed by vascular therapy
Enjoy a 60-minute therapeutic massage followed by 20 minutes of vascular therapy to aid microcirculation. Excellent for recovery from extreme sports or injury. Choose from shiatsu, deep tissue wellness, trigger point, and foot reflex. Beautiful ambience in one of the most historic buildings in the old town of Zurich. www.good4yew.com/
We offer individual menus. From simple local specialties, such as Gersauer Käsekuchen (cheesecake) with green salad variation, to a 6-course surprise menu paired with our carefully-selected wines, we have the perfect dinner for every taste and palate. (We are also mindful of various special dietary needs). From CHF 15.00-65.00. Wines CHF 30.00 - 80.00.
Painting Courses with Acrylic Paints
Have you ever wanted to take a painting course but never had the time? Now would be the ideal time to combine holidays with such a course. We will show you how to use colours and how to use templates for your paintings. This course is free of charge.
Guided Tour through the World of Macardo
The world of Macardo includes not only one of the most modern distilleries in Switzerland and the most innovative barrel storage facility in the world, but also a premium Bed & Breakfast, business apartments, an event location, an honesty bar with a smoker lounge, plusa walk-in shop. Guided tour (pprox. 2 hours) with an insight into all facets of the Macardo world and conclusion with a tasting of Macardo products: CHF 140 for 2 people.
Whisky Tasting in the Whisky Lounge
You can book a whisky tasting with family or friends in our traditional British-style whisky lounge (up to 8 people). Enjoy a cosy evening with fine single-malt whiskies and gin. Please contact us for more information. https://www.edwards-music.ch/whisky-and-more.shtml
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/#
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