This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Brugg. To help you make friends with Brugg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Located in the Swiss canton of Aargau, the municipality Brugg, Switzerland, is home for approximately eleven thousand people. It is situated around thirty kilometres to the northwest of Zürich at the confluence of the rivers Reuss, Aare, and Limmat. The term "Brugg" is Swiss German for "bridge" or in High German, "Brücke." It is a reference to the original purpose of the settlement under the reign of the Habsburgs. The road from Zürich to Basel bridged the River Aare at the narrowest point, where the municipality Brugg is located nowadays. If you like architecture and history, there is plenty to see in Brugg such as the heritage sites of national significance. For example, the late-Roman Altenburg Castle, the latin school, the black tower, Vindonissa Museum, and the city church are listed and worth a visit.
If you plan to stay here, your options for a Brugg, Switzerland hostel are limited, but you will be located right on the River Aare and it takes around fifteen minutes to walk to the car-free town centre. Keep in mind that your Brugg, Switzerland hostel is only open from March to October (be sure to check out the homepage for the exact opening dates. In addition to that, you can chose from other budget accommodations such as holiday apartments and cheaper hotels. If you want to visit the area during the winter, check out the nearby town Baden for additional hostels.
The historic Old Town is divided into two parts, one on each bank of the River Aare. One of the highlights is the houses built of shell limestone. Most homes in the Old Town have been maintained. The town’s oldest building and an important point of interest is the black tower (in German, “Schwarze Turm”). It is a twenty-five-metre high tower-castle, which was built in the late twelfth century. Nowadays, it is a characteristic landmark of the municipality. Vindonissa Museum Brugg tells the story of the only Roman legionary camp and is the only Roman museum in Switzerland. It illustrates the everyday life of legionnaires and informs about the power of Rome beyond the Alps. If you cannot get enough of the Roman Empire, check out the Roman Day, which usually takes place in May. In the amphitheatre of Windisch, there are spectacular gladiator's duels and Roman handcrafts. Visit the homepage of Vindonissa Museum Brugg for further information and the exact date.
Written by local enthusiast for Brugg hostelsFlo