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5 fun facts about Brugg that you didn’t know yet!

Fancy a journey full of fun and excitement? Then discover Brugg, the city of surprises!

Did you know that…

  • …the town once fell under Habsburg rule?
  • …a huge moated castle was created here from three rivers?
  • …14 guilds with an exciting history await you in Brugg?

Immerse yourself in the world of Brugg!

Explore the charming old town, solve puzzles on the Foxtrail or visit one of the many museums. Whether you’re a culture lover, nature enthusiast or adrenalin junkie – Brugg has something for everyone.

Let yourself be enchanted by Brugg and discover the countless fun facts this city has to offer!

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Fun facts about Brugg that you didn’t know yet!

1. Brugg was once an important trading centre

The town lies on the River Aare and was once an important trading centre between the north and south of Europe.

2 Brugg is a city of museums

Brugg is home to several museums, including the“Museum Brugg“, the “Kunstmuseum Brugg” and the “Schiffmuseum”.

3 Brugg is a town of parks and gardens

There are numerous parks and gardens in Brugg that invite you to relax and unwind.

4 Brugg is a city of culture and history

Brugg has a rich culture and history, which can be experienced in the Old Town and the town’s numerous museums.

5 Brugg is a city to live, work and enjoy

Brugg is an attractive town with a high quality of life.

About Brugg

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Brugg is a small town and municipality in the Swiss canton of Aargau and the capital of the district of Brugg. The town lies at the southern foot of the Jura and at the Swiss surge tank, the confluence of the Aare, Reuss and Limmat rivers.

Facts and figures:

  • Population: approx. 14,000
  • Area: 8.26 km²
  • Altitude: 340 m above sea level
  • District capital
  • Important transport hub
  • Local recreation area


  • Founded in 1,200 AD.
  • In the 13th century under the rule of the Habsburgs
  • Flourishing in the Middle Ages
  • Important trading centre
  • 1803 to the canton of Aargau

Places of interest:

  • Old town with medieval alleyways and historic buildings
  • Vindonissa Museum (Roman Museum)
  • Brugg Museum (town museum)
  • Swiss moated castle (confluence of the Aare, Reuss and Limmat rivers)

Leisure and recreation:

  • Hiking and cycling in the local recreation area
  • Boat trips on the Aare
  • Bathing and swimming in the river
  • Visiting the museums
  • Various restaurants and cafés
  • Wide range of clubs and societies

Brugg is a charming town with a long history and a wide range of activities. The town is ideally located for commuters and nature lovers.

Bonus tip: Discover Brugg with Foxtrail

Foxtrail Vindonissa Aargau Team Aufgaben

Foxtrail is an innovative scavenger hunt that introduces visitors to the town of Brugg in a fun and interactive way. In teams, participants solve puzzles and follow clues that lead them through the old town and to hidden corners.

This is how Foxtrail works:

  • Starting point: the adventure begins at a fixed location where teams receive their documents and initial clues.
  • Solving puzzles: Various puzzles challenge the participants and lead them to hidden messages, unusual places and impressive sights.
  • Team experience: Foxtrail is ideal for teams, families and friends. The tasks encourage communication and co-operation and make the experience an unforgettable adventure.
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Foxtrail Vindonissa

Foxtrail Vindonissa

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More than just sightseeing:

  • Rediscover Brugg: Foxtrail not only takes you to the well-known sights, but also to hidden corners and special places off the beaten track.
  • Get to know the town: exciting puzzles and clues provide interesting facts about the history and culture of Brugg.
  • Fun and excitement: Foxtrail is a perfect combination of adventure, culture and fun.


Foxtrail is a unique way to experience Brugg. The interactive adventure encourages teamwork, solves puzzles and invites discovery. An unforgettable experience for anyone who enjoys exercise, culture and joint activities.


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