On the trail of the Habsburgs

Austrian coats of arms on the town hall, bullet traces on the Storchennestturm and massive city walls - discover the contemporary witnesses of the Habsburg monarchy.


The highlight of this tour is the Town Hall.

Marvel at the well-preserved Habsburg rulers' paintings, including Maria Theresa. She introduced, for example, fire insurance for buildings, as well as compulsory education for girls.

Auf den Spuren der Habsburger: Stadtführerin mit Gruppe im Rathaussaal Rheinfelden mit den Herrscherbildern der Habsburger

During the tour you will visit these sights among others

The Commandant's House, the Austrian coats of arms and the former barracks in Kupfergassen are further witnesses of the Habsburgs. Habsburg influences can even be seen in the late Baroque town church.

After almost 500 years of rule, the Confederates arrived: they ushered in a new era. This formed the basis for today's canton of Aargau.

Visit the permanent exhibition on the Habsburgs in the battlement, which is part of the Fricktal Museum .

Fricktaler Museum Rheinfelden Wehrgang mit Ausstellung zu den Habsburgern


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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.

This tour is also possible for people in wheelchairs. However, the town hall cannot be visited. 

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Further information

Highlights on this tour

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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