Baden & surroundings
The city of Baden in the Limmat valley has much to offer. Famous for its thermal water, there is much to discover and enjoy on a wellness weekend in Baden. In addition to spa facilities, Baden also offers a wide range of cultural attractions. Climb high above the city to visit the ruins of Castle Stein, walk across the covered wooden bridge, take a tour of the Villa Boveri, home to the two barons of Swiss industry, Boveri and Brown – the choice is vast.
Live close to nature with excellent connections to Zurich
Baden is a small town in canton Aargau, just 20 minutes from Zurich city centre. In addition to its proximity to Zurich, Baden is also a popular point of departure for activities and excursions in the Aargau region. The surroundings offer both cultural treasures and opportunities for outdoor activities. Many of the best-known attractions are less than an hour away.
The city of Baden
The city of Baden itself looks back on an eventful past and boasts many attractions and historical sites. The ancient Romans settled on land now occupied by the present city – then known as "Aquae Helveticae". The region remained permanently inhabited after the departure of the Romans, as witnessed by Stein Castle, for example, whose ruins have become a symbol of the city. Built in the middle of the 15th century, the City Tower marking the northern gate of the historic old town is another sight worth seeing. With its narrow alleys and well-preserved buildings along the banks of the Limmat, the old town offers many pretty views. Cross the covered wooden bridge to reach the Governor's Castle and the Historical Museum next door, both custodians of the city's cultural heritage.