Sights in the old town
The best way to explore Rheinfelden's old town is on foot. Learn more about the beautiful buildings, the magnificent murals or fountains.
Rheinfelden town hall
Centrally located, the town hall with its impressive baroque façade, massive tower and beautiful inner courtyard stands in the middle of the old town of Rheinfelden.
Rheinfelden Town Hall
The Town Hall is located in Rheinfelden Town Hall and is decorated with images of Habsburg rulers and coats of arms. Anyone wishing to marry in Rheinfelden can celebrate their civil wedding here.
Carillon in the Rumpel
The carillon in the Rumpel is a reminder of the cunning tailor who saved Rheinfelden from the Swedes.
Noble Houses Bahnhofstrasse
The noble houses were built in the 16th century by the Rheinfelden nobility at the upper end of the old town. Today there is a school, kindergarten and the clinic Schützen in it.
Albrechtsbrunnen at the Albrechtsplatz
Archduke Albrecht VI proudly towers over the fountain and overlooks the secluded Albrechtsplatz. However, the popular landmark stood in a different place for a long time before that.
Old Town Rheinfelden
The old town of Rheinfelden offers an idyllic ambience. The historic buildings and names of the alleys tell the story of a lively town in the Middle Ages.
The richly decorated façade and the brewing star show it: this is where the Salmen brewery brewed the beer Salmenbräu in the middle of the old town.
The houses of the canons of the former monastery of St. Martin are located near the town church of St. Martin. Today they are residential houses with an exciting past.
Fröschweid shipping pier
The Rheinfelden landing stage is the starting point for shipping to Basel. The area is also called Fröschweid and marks one of the entrances to the old town.
Gasthaus zum goldenen Adler
The building on Obertorplatz is one of the most beautiful sights in Rheinfelden. It was a tavern, a trade shop and a hotel with a brine bath.
Inn to the angel
Unfortunately, the Engel is no longer an inn today, but its history goes back a long way: it was the first hotel with a brine bath for the poor.
Haus zur Sonne
The Haus zur Sonne in Rheinfelden's Marktgasse was first mentioned in documents at the time of Maria Theresia. Today it houses the Fricktal Museum.
The Castle Stein used to stand on the Inseli. That is why it is also called Burgstell. It is the residence of Rudolf von Rheinfelden. Today it is a beautiful park with a view of the Rhine and the old town.
St. John's Chapel
The Chapel of St. John is a former Roman Catholic chapel. It stands on Johannitergasse in the immediate vicinity of the Johanniterkommende.
The Johanniterkommende was a religious house of the Knights of St. John or Maltese. Berchtold von Zähringer founded the knightly order in the Middle Ages.
The Commandant's House was the residence of the Austrian commanders in Rheinfelden during Habsburg times.
St. Martin's Church Rheinfelden
The St. Martin's Church is a Christian Catholic church in Rheinfelden. It is over 1000 years old and has different architectural styles.
Stork's Nest Tower / Copper Tower
The eastern tower of the old town is home to the storks. The tower room can be rented and offers a view of the roofs of the old town.
The Obertorturm is considered the most important tower of the medieval city fortifications. Strangely enough, its tower clock does not strike on the hour.
Messerturm (Knife Tower)
The Messerturm stands impressively at the north-eastern end of the old town on the Rhine, and many stories surround it and how it got its name.