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Museum Aargau - Wildegg Castle

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Address: Effingerweg 5, Wildegg 5103, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)62 887 12 30
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It was difficult to get there because we don't have a car and had to walk UPHILL from the train station. But it was totally worth it because the views are stunning and the castle... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 June 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

It was difficult to get there because we don't have a car and had to walk UPHILL from the train station. But it was totally worth it because the views are stunning and the castle itself was a worthwhile destination. The admission was also free since we bought the Swiss Travel Pass. The grounds were covered in spring flowers and... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Built in the early 13th century on a hilly outcrop, this ancient structure is beautifully maintained and furnished to the hilt with antique furniture from the elapsed centuries. Within the castle, everything is freely accessible, only very few rooms are partially roped off. Take your time to wander through the exhibits and stop to take a view out of the... More 

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Beautiful gardens, lovely small courtyard cafe, farm shop with animals grazing outside, and very interesting castle rooms make for a great day out. Mostly locals and some individual tourists, but none of the large bus groups that overpower some other Swiss destinations.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

easily reached from Basel or Zurich, Wildegg offers furnished rooms from the 15th through the 19th centuries. The variety and beauty of the many wood-burning stoves for heating, covered in decorated tiles, are remarkable. Weapons including booty from the defeat of Suleiman the Magnificent before Vienna in 1683 are impressive. Tasteful bouquets of flowers as well as gourds testify to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

We all enjoyed the castle and grounds, and we agreed that the best part of it was the FREEDOM of it all! Virtually no rooms were inaccessible (that is to say, one can enter and move around freely - I very much doubt any of it is 'wheelchair accessible'), and very few things were roped off. It was possible to... More 

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Lenzburg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

A nice way of going back in history. Went already 2 times and visited both inside and garden,which is also my recommendation - garden itself looks nice but the inside was "the cherry on top"

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

That was such a nice walk there and back, beautiful castle with lots of rooms build first in twelfth century on the top of the hill. Great info in English as well. Beautiful inside and outside- garden with vegetables and flowers. Must see if you are in the area!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

It was hot. The car park involves a 200 metre walk uphill and I wasn't sure I needed to engage with Schloss Wildegg. I'm so glad I did! It is a marvellous place to visit. From the shop/ticket desk you are ushered into a room that has illuminated portraits of some of the castle's occupants. As the door closes behind... More 

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Spiez, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

If you come by public transport, don't be put off by the 20-minute climb from the station, the view and the castle are worth the effort. There are a couple of gardens and plenty of rooms to visit within the castle complex. The introductory "film" was amusing. Lots of steps to climb, but for those that managed it up the... More 

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Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

This castle is very well renovated and of interest. Combined with a hawk or knight demonstration it is even better. Take at least half a day to feel and smell the spirit of the place.

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