Wildegg Castle

Opening hours and entrance fees

Opening hours: castle, garden and bistro 29 March to 3 November 2024 Monday closed Tuesday – Sunday, public holidays* 10 am – 5 pm * Open on the following public holidays: Easter (Good Friday, Easter

 
Vindonissa Museum

Opening hours and entrance fees

Opening hours Regular opening hours Monday* closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1 pm – 5 pm Saturday closed Sunday, public holidays* 1 pm – 5 pm For schools and groups : We open on request add

 
Vindonissa Legionary Trail

Getting here by car, train and bus

Directions to Vindonissa Legionary Trail Address Legionärspfad Vindonissa – Museum Aargau Königsfelderstrasse 265 5210 Windisch Tel. 0848 871 200 Contact Arrival by public transport and car Arriving b

 
Vindonissa Legionary Trail

Baths (Balneum)

The bathhouse is part of a larger-scale complex outside the legionary camp. It was a public facility which could be used by residents and travellers on payment of a fee. The bathhouse is divided into

 
Hallwyl Castle

Getting here by train, bus and car

Directions to Hallwyl Castle Address Schloss Hallwyl – Museum Aargau 5707 Seengen Tel. 0848 871 200 Contact Arrival by public transport and car Arriving by train and bus From Lenzburg railway station,

 
Vindonissa Museum

Tours for schools

At the Vindonissa Museum in Brugg, pupils can experience Roman history at first hand. The guided tours and other offers can be booked in English on request Turn archaeologist, discover small treasures

 
Vindonissa Museum

Roman adventures for families

The Vindonissa Museum offers great attractions for children: discover Roman history, turn archaeologist and solve tricky puzzles! The Vindonissa Museum in Brugg is an exciting destination for families

 
Museum Aargau

Vindonissa

MUSEUM SITES IN VINDONISSA Vindonissa Legionary Trail The Roman adventure park offers play/theme tours, events, roman overnight stays, guided tours and much more. Vindonissa Museum The Vindonissa Muse

 
Vindonissa Legionary Trail

Guided tours for groups

An excursion to the Vindonissa Legionary Trail is packed with highlights for groups. Some of the offers can be booked in English on request. Swap your jeans for a Roman tunic and follow the legionarie

 
Vindonissa Museum

Guided tours for groups

A day trip to the Vindonissa Museum is packed with highlights for groups: start an interactive adventure tour as an archaeologist, book a guided tour or discover the exhibitions on your own. All offer

Gradian

Garden

Convent garden

Discover secluded spots in the convent garden of Wettingen Abbey and stroll through the historic kitchen garden. A walk through the avenue, with its 200-year-old plane trees, is unforgettable. The convent garden – one of the first landscape gardens in Switzerland – extends from the abbey over three terraces down to the Limmat river. Fruit trees, a vineyard, a vegetable garden and a grotto invite you to stay a while.

English park

On the top terrace is the landscape garden designed according to the English model. The park is famous for its valuable tree population: some of them date back to the 19th century, when the convent garden was laid out in its present form. Settle down in the shade of these trees and enjoy the view of the kitchen garden and the Limmat river.

Baroque kitchen garden

The Baroque kitchen garden extends over the middle terrace of the convent garden. Almost forgotten vegetable varieties and ecologically valuable mixed cultures grow here. Today, the vegetables are processed in the refectory of the cantonal school or sold in the abbey shop.

The kitchen garden is laid out symmetrically and, in its present form, dates back to the early 19th century. The monks and lay brothers experimented here with the cultivation and propagation of different useful plants. Great importance was attached to gardening back when the teacher training college was here.

Avenue of plane trees with grotto

Like a fairy tale: there is no other way to describe this dreamy avenue with its plane trees, some of which are 200 years old. The Limmat river flows beneath the mighty treetops. A grotto adds a touch of mysticism to the avenue.

Opening hours and guided tours

  • The convent garden is accessible free of charge all year round (opening hours) and is maintained by the abbey gardeners.
  • Museum Aargau offers group tours of the abbey gardens.

Other gardens at Wettingen Abbey

Impressions

Nutzgarten des Konventgartens auf der Klosterhalbinsel Wettingen, im Hintergrund das Kloster Wettingen.
Grotte in der Platanenalee des Konventgartens auf der Klosterhalbinsel Wettingen.
Brunnen im Klosterpark des Konventgartens auf der Klosterhalbinsel Wettingen.
Blick in die idyllische Platanenallee an der Limmat auf der Klosterhalbinsel Wettingen.
Weinreben im Konventgarten auf der Klosterhalbinsel Wettingen.