The Swiss Heritage Society awarded Rheinfelden the Wakker Prize in 2016. Discover the award-winning objects and strategies that led to this award.
Wakker Prize Winner 2016.
A sustainable approach to the city core and historic buildings is just one reason for the award. The jury also praised the urban planning strategy in the outer quarters and the cooperation with the German sister city.
Visit modern buildings and the historic old town. Learn more about the land use plan and the recreational areas along the Rhine.
Patio development by Mergenthaler AG.
One of these award-winning buildings, which made a significant contribution to the award, is the development on the former site of the Mergenthaler AG construction business. According to the jury, architect Lea Mergenthaler has excellently implemented her brief «to find a form of housing that works for young and old, offers the qualities of a single-family home and is committed to dense construction».
Visit the development and find out more details about the three buildings.
Wakker Prize of the Swiss Heritage Society.
Every year, the Swiss Heritage Society awards the Wakker Prize to a political Swiss municipality. The prize money amounts to CHF 20,000 and is of a rather symbolic nature. The value of the award lies in the public recognition of exemplary performance. The Wakker Prize was first made possible in 1972 by a bequest from the Geneva businessman Henri-Louis Wakker to the Swiss Heritage Society.
The Wakker Prize is awarded to municipalities that can demonstrate special achievements in terms of townscape and settlement development.
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: 2h
- Price up to 24 persons: CHF 260.-
- School class: CHF 230.-
Bookable for groups on any date.