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Iron trail

Time required: 4 - 6hLength: 14.00 km


All season


Business is partner of the park
Verein Eisen und Bergwerke VEB
5027 Herznach
Tel. +41(0)62 878 15 11




Jurapark Aargau - For hundreds of years iron ore was quarried between Herznach and Wölflinswil. Follow the tracks of the miners. But not only iron lay beneath the surface of the picturesque Jura landscape. There are also numerous fossils along the iron trail.



14.00 km
Time required
4 - 6h
Level technique
Level condition
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The complete Iron Trail is 14 km long. The stages go from Wölflinswil to Herznach, from Herznach to Zeihen and from Zeihen up to the Homberg. The path is easy for walking and the trail between Wölflinswil and Zeihen is suitable for prams and pushchairs.

  • Educational opportunity
  • child-friendly

Possibilities for catering

- Bergwerksilo Herznach (4 guest rooms, www.bergwerksilo.ch)
- Löwen inn, Herznach (7 rooms, www.loewen-herznach.ch)
- Eichhof Herznach (30 beds, www.eichhof161.ch)
- Ochsen Country Inn, Wölflinswil (15 beds, www.ochsen-woelflinswil.ch)
- Bed & Breakfast Wölflinswil (5 beds, http://bit.ly/KM7dOO)
- Restaurant Rössli, Zeihen (6 beds, http://www.restaurant-roessli-zeihen.ch)
- Bed & Breakfast Zeihen (6 beds, http://bit.ly/QSe5dd)


Bergwerksilo (mine silo), tunnel railway, fossil excavation area, bookable guided tours (info@bergwerksilo.ch)

  • Picnicplace
  • Fireplace
  • Toilet


Starting point
Postautohaltestelle Wölflinswil, Post
Arrival by public transport
Wölflinswil, Post Timetable SBB
Chillholz, möglicher Anschluss an Jurahöhenweg
Arrival by public transport
Thalheim AG, Unterdorf Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Families
  • Groups

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