Lenzburg Castle is one of the most beautiful and important high-altitude castles in Switzerland. The present castle complex has a building history of 900 years behind it. Counts, Bernese bailiffs and later families from overseas lived here.
Today the old walls belong to the Museum Aargau. Behind the thick walls and the drawbridge, the museum brings history to life - a special adventure for children too. Fauchi, the dragon child, tells of dragons, knights and legends in the children's museum. Here you can play, do handicrafts and dress up.
In the oldest part of the castle there is the exhibition "Knighthood and nobility". It tells of the everyday life of the knights, of claims to power, battles and feuds, but also of culture at court and minnesong. The museum gives an insight into the private apartments of the former lords of the castle. Radio plays and shadow films explain the castle prison. In the history studio, background information and biographies of individual knights and judges, but also of educators and collectors are presented.
The castle programme is framed by guided tours, adventure days and medieval events.
- The day pass at Lenzburg Castle is CHF14 making it one of the 3 cheapest tourist Attractions in the Aargau Region.
How to get there
By public transport:
Take the train to Lenzburg. It is a 20-30 minute walk from the SBB railway station. Take the Lenzburg regional bus from the SBB railway station to the Schlossparkplatz. 10-15 minutes walk from the car park.
Parking spaces are available on the Schlossparkplatz. From the car park it is a 10-15 minute walk.