Women's (hi)storys - aristocrats, witches and artists

Learn more about the history of important women and their living conditions. An exciting tour through the old town - not only for women.


Women from Rheinfelden suffered different fates.

One woman, found her fulfilment in arts and crafts. Another was committed to the poor: she helped people and thus laid a foundation for the future. Certain ladies lived in luxury, had power and enacted laws which are still important and effective today.


Garbenbinderin als Brunnenschmuck beim Obertorplatz

Agnes of Rheinfelden

Rheinfelden has always produced exceptional Rheinfelden women in its long history since the town was founded. This guided tour is dedicated to these historical figures. Nevertheless, the tour does not only address women.

One of these women is Princess and Duchess Agnes of Rheinfelden. A separate guided tour with an actress is dedicated to her.

Guided tour Agnes of Rheinfelden

Stadtführung Agnes von Rheinfelden: Susanne Ammann mit der Statue von Agnes auf dem Inseli

Nanette Kalenbach

Another woman was Nanette Kalenbach-Schröter. Her work began at a time of very great poverty among the population. She was a co-founder of the Frauenverein and the Frauenchor. The women's association founded a soup kitchen at that time, so that the poorest people could get a warm meal at least once a day.

The stairs from Bahnhofsstrasse to Kirchplatz were named after her.


Stadtführung Frauengeschichten bei der Nanette-Kahlenbach-Treppe


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Barrier-free city tour.

We are happy to accommodate your individual wishes. Do you have participants with walking difficulties? Please let us know so that the guides can take this into account. The route will then be planned in such a way that there are sufficient seats available at short intervals. City tours are also possible for people in wheelchairs. The tour and sights are slightly adapted so that no insurmountable stairs prevent the experience.

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Information about the city tour

  • Duration: 1.5h
  • Price up to 24 persons: CHF 190.-
  • School class: CHF 150.-

Bookable for groups on any date.

Booking & request

Tourismus Rheinfelden
 Stadtbüro, Marktgasse 16
4310 Rheinfelden
+41 61 835 52 00

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