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Lenzburg: 8 fun facts that will pique your curiosity

Lenzburg, the charming small town in Aargau, is more than just a picturesque old town. Are you ready to discover the hidden treasures of this town steeped in history? In this blog post, we reveal 8 exciting fun facts that will pique your curiosity and show you Lenzburg from a new perspective.

Did you know that…

  • …Lenzburg is home to a Roman amphitheatre?
  • …the town is an important centre for special education?
  • …the forest covers half of the municipal area?

Let yourself be enchanted by Lenzburg’s many facets and immerse yourself in a world full of history, culture and nature!

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

1st amphitheatre

Lindfeld near Lenzburg is home to a very special sight in the canton of Aargau: an almost completely preserved Roman amphitheatre. Easily visible from the motorway access road, it lies on the edge of a forest surrounded by agricultural fields. It is freely accessible to walkers at all times.

2nd curative education centre

The Lenzburg cur ative education centre, which is recognised by the IVSE (Intercantonal Agreement for Social Institutions), makes the town an important location for curative education.

3 Lenzburg Castle

Lenzburg Castle is located above the Old Town and is one of the oldest and most important hilltop castles in Switzerland.

4. half forest

The municipal area of Lenzburg covers a total of 1,132 hectares, around 600 hectares of which are forest.

5. centre of the castle region

The small town with its medieval old town of national importance lies at the centre of the Lenzburg Castle Region with the castles of Lenzburg, Hallwil, Wildegg, Brunegg and Habsburg.

6th juggler festival

The Lenzburg Jugglers’ Festival is an international festival for jugglers, magicians, acrobats, clowns, jugglers, mimes, stilt walkers and other street and small-scale artists. It has been held annually in the old town centre of Lenzburg in Switzerland in mid-August since 1993.

7th Esterliturm

The Esterli Tower was built in 1974 by the local community. The tower has a height of 48 metres and is made up of a total of 19 concrete tube elements with an internal diameter of 2.60 metres. On the western side of the Esterli tower, the name “Esterli” can be found on the national map. This used to be the cattle passage in the grazed forest between Lenzburg and Egliswil.

8th Lenzburgiade

For 16 years, the Lenzburgiade has been the only and unique international open-air festival for classical and world music.

About Lenzburg

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Lenzburg is a small town and municipality in the Swiss canton of Aargau. The capital of the centrally located district of Lenzburg is situated on the Aabach in the northern Seetal, around three kilometres south of the Aare.

Facts and figures:

  • Population: approx. 11,000
  • Area: 1,132 hectares
  • Altitude: 407 metres above sea level
  • Forest area: around 600 hectares
  • Neighbouring municipalities: Rupperswil, Niederlenz, Möriken-Wildegg, Othmarsingen, Hendschiken, Ammerswil, Egliswil, Seon and Staufen

Places of interest:

  • Lenzburg Castle
  • Roman amphitheatre
  • Old Town
  • Esterlit Tower

Events:

  • Lenzburg Carnival
  • Lenzburgiade
  • Juggler festival

Economy:

  • Lenzburg is a commercial, industrial and service centre for the region.
  • Important economic sectors are:
    • industry
    • services
    • tourism

Transport:

  • Lenzburg is located in the Zurich-Basel-Berne triangle.
  • The municipality has a well-developed bus network.
  • The Lenzburg motorway junction and the Aarau Ost junction in Hunzenschwil connect private transport with the well-developed Swiss national road network.

Education:

  • There are several kindergartens, primary schools and secondary schools in Lenzburg.
  • The Lenzburg Vocational Training Centre offers a wide range of training and further education opportunities.

Leisure:

  • Lenzburg offers a wide range of leisure activities, from hiking and biking to swimming and horse riding.
  • In winter, various winter sports facilities are available.
  • The cultural offerings in Lenzburg include museums, theatres and concerts.

Lenzburg is an attractive municipality with a wide range of activities and sights. The municipality is ideal for anyone who appreciates nature and Swiss traditions.

Bonus tip: Discover Lenzburg with Foxtrail

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Foxtrail is a unique and interactive scavenger hunt that offers visitors an innovative way to discover Lenzburg and its sights. In this adventure, participants are guided through the town in teams, solving puzzles and deciphering clues to find the next location on their way. This experience is designed to not only encourage physical movement through the town, but also to challenge teamwork and logical thinking.

How does the Foxtrail in Lenzburg work?

Starting point: Every Foxtrail begins at a designated starting point, where teams receive their documents and initial instructions. This marks the start of their adventure through Lenzburg.

Solve puzzles: Participants have to solve various puzzles that lead them to hidden messages, unusual places and impressive sights in Lenzburg. The puzzles are designed to encourage participants to take a closer look at their surroundings and engage with the town’s history and culture.

Team experience: Although Foxtrail can be experienced with family, friends or as a team-building activity with colleagues, the focus is on the shared experience. The tasks require communication and co-operation, which makes the whole experience a social one.

By taking part in a Foxtrail in Lenzburg, visitors are given the opportunity to explore the town in a fun way. They not only discover the well-known sights, but also hidden corners and special places that are off the beaten track. At the same time, they learn interesting facts about Lenzburg and its history, making the experience both educational and entertaining. Foxtrail thus offers a perfect combination of adventure, culture and fun, ideal for anyone who wants to discover Lenzburg in a unique and interactive way.

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