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  • 42 Aargauer Weg

  • 42 Aargauer Weg

  • 42 Aargauer Weg

  • 42 Aargauer Weg

  • 42 Aargauer Weg

Aargauer Weg

Stage 1, Frick–Aarau
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For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.

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Our walk today through the lush pastures and romantic Jura forests was once inhabited by dinosaurs 210 million years ago. The trail leads up and down over the foothills of the Aargau Jura Park to Aarau, the town of beautiful gables.
After Frick, the home of the Dinosaur Museum, the path rises up, leading across gentle meadows and past pretty farmhouses. This part of the trail is a unique experience particularly in spring when the cherry trees are in blossom. The ruins at Thierstein present wonderful views across the Jura table mountain and the Black Forest.

After the idyllic forest clearing with the Buschberg Chapel, the path continues to Wittnau before leading through forests and meadows, over the Salhöhe pass to the Wasserflue. At the top walkers are rewarded with superb views of the Alps.

In the direction of the Aare the Alpenzeiger invites walkers to take the summit test and a rest. Once in the town of beautiful gables, narrow lanes and street cafés in Aarau invite visitors to linger awhile.
Facts
Length:
31 km
Hiking time:
Frick–Aarau: 9 h 45 min
 
Aarau–Frick: 9 h 50 min
Requirements:
easy (hiking trail)
Conditions:
difficult
Height difference:
Frick–Aarau: 1350 m
Aarau–Frick: 1350 m

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Arrival / return travel Frick
 
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Rail/bus/boat: long section, please note postbus recommendation No. 297 Frick–Wittnau
Bypass Tiersteinberg
Bypass Tiersteinberg
297
 
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Frick, Bahnhof–Wittnau, Post
or
Wittnau, Post–Frick, Bahnhof

Reason: metres in height saved approx. 400m.
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Ascent Salhöhe
Ascent Salhöhe
298
 
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Aarau, Bahnhof–Salhöhe
or
Salhöhe–Aarau, Bahnhof

Reason: metres in height saved approx. 400m.
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Arrival / return travel Aarau
 
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Signpost management
 
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the canton. Lend a hand by becoming a member in your canton.
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Aargauer Wanderwege
Postfach 19
Dorfstrasse 7
5036 Oberentfelden
info@aargauer-wanderwege.ch
www.aargauer-wanderwege.ch
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Frick
Frick
Aarau
Aarau
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Between the Aare and the Rhine
Between the Aare and the Rhine
Aargauer Kunsthaus
Aargauer Kunsthaus
Naturama
Naturama
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Accommodation
airbnb host
airbnb host
Frick
Landgasthof Krone
Landgasthof Krone
Wittnau
Bitterlis Buurehof
Bitterlis Buurehof
Kienberg
B&B Hochuli
B&B Hochuli
Küttigen
Bed & Breakfast Tuch & Laube
Bed & Breakfast Tuch & Laube
Aarau
BnB Pulverhaus
BnB Pulverhaus
Rohr AG
Hotel Aarauerhof
Hotel Aarauerhof
Aarau
Sorell Hotel ARGOVIA
Sorell Hotel ARGOVIA
Aarau
zum graf bed & breakfast
zum graf bed & breakfast
Aarau
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Swimming
Aarau outdoor swimming pool
Aarau outdoor swimming pool
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