The plague in Rheinfelden
On the road with the plague doctor in Rheinfelden in the Middle Ages. Learn how the plague raged and which expressions still remind us of it today.
On the road with the plague doctor.
The guide will take you on a journey back to the Middle Ages, when a lack of hygiene encouraged epidemics. You will also learn which idioms were created during the plague period that we still use today.
Optionally, you can visit the plague exhibition in the Fricktal Museum after the tour.
Sebastiani Brotherhood Rheinfelden.
A Rheinfelden tradition that continues to this day is the fountain singing of the Sebastiani Brotherhood at Christmas and New Year's Eve. Its members go from well to well and sing their song. They ask the inhabitants to be spared from the plague. This custom dates back to the Middle Ages, when it was believed that the wells were contaminated and the polluted water was to blame for the deadly disease.
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.
This tour is also possible for people in wheelchairs. St. Martin's Church has a small landing. By opening the double doors, entry with a wheelchair is possible without any problems.
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Highlights on this tour
- scenic tour with the city guide dressed as a plague doctor
- town church of St. Martin
- common anecdotes and idioms dating back to the Middle Ages
Information about the city tour
- Duration: 1.5h
- Price up to 24 persons: CHF 230.-
- School class: CHF 170.-
Bookable for groups on any date.