Wildegg Castle consists of several buildings which can all be visited. Inside the castle there is a living museum. The castle is surrounded by a vegetable garden, a pleasure garden, a rose garden, a vineyard, a forest and a manor as well as some outbuildings.
An audio guide leads the visitors with the former owner of the castle Sophie von Erlach-Effinger through the interior of the castle. Here are 37 originally furnished living and working rooms, which give insight into the everyday life and taste of the patrician family. The audio guide also tells of the influence that French court life at Versailles had on Wildegg. As an introduction to the visit to the castle the gallery of ancestors is visited. Here the speaking portraits of the former castle inhabitants tell their story.
Four buildings surround the large castle courtyard: the castle itself, consisting of a keep and a baroque palace, and the castle barn, where children can play today. Also the Erlachhaus, which now houses the Schlossbistro, and a Villa-Landhaus complex with a visitor centre.
In the vegetable and pleasure garden there are rare useful plants as well as ornamental plants. New rarities present themselves in seasonal changes. The rose garden includes historical shrub and climbing roses.
The estate was founded around 1200 by the Habsburgs. For over 400 years it was owned by the von Effinger family.
- Wildegg Castle is among the 5 best rated Tourist Attractions in Switzerland.
- The day pass at Wildegg Castle is CHF14 making it one of the 3 cheapest tourist Attractions in the Aargau Region.
How to get there
By public transport:
The Zurich express train line runs from Bern/Basel to Lenzburg. From there you take the bus direction Wildegg to the stop Schloss Wildegg. From there it is only a 6 minute walk to the castle.
In addition, a regional train runs the Brugg - Aarau line to Wildegg. From there you take the bus in the direction of Lenzburg and get off at the Schloss Wildegg stop.
If you are coming from the A1 from Bern:
Take the exit Lenzburg, then via Niederlenz to Wildegg and from there to the castle.
If you are coming from the A1 from Zurich:
Take the Mägenwil exit, then drive via Brunegg and Möriken to the castle.
If you come from the A3 from Basel:
Take the Brugg/Windisch exit, then you will come to the castle via Birr, Brunegg and Möriken.
Parking spaces are available in the large car park at the organic farm.