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Jurapark Aargau - © Switzerland Tourism-BAFU/Geri Hirt
Jurapark Aargau - © Switzerland Tourism-BAFU/Geri Hirt
Jurapark Aargau - © Jurapark Aargau/Vreny Schmid
Jurapark Aargau - © Jurapark Aargau/Vreny Schmid
Jurapark Aargau - © Jurapark Aargau
Jurapark Aargau - © Jurapark Aargau

Jurapark Aargau

Regional Nature Park since 2012
The Argovia Jurapark comprises the hilly landscape of the folded Jura and the tabular Jura between Brugg, Laufenburg, Rheinfelden and Aarau. As a nature and recreational area not far from Basel and Zurich, it invites visitors to discover, enjoy and exercise. The branch office is in Linn (municipality of Boesberg), near the venerable linden tree.
«Die grüne Schatzkammer.»

Jurapark Aargau
Linn 5
CH-5225 Bözberg

Tel. +41 (0)62 877 15 04
info@jurapark-aargau.ch
www.jurapark-aargau.ch

Close to nature and to residential areas

The Argovia Jurapark has many untouched valleys, which impart an unusual solitude in spite of their proximity to heavily populated areas. Besides its value for humans, it is an extensive and important coherent nature reserve for both flora and fauna.

Cultural landscapes of national importance

The Jurapark's landscape encompasses many species such as standard orchards and rough pasture. It includes four Federal Landscape Inventory (BLN) areas and two water-meadow areas of national importance. The open pine forests are of particular value, and are protected on a European level by the region. The area plays a role as a wildlife crossing of two axes (Jura/north-south axis).

Layers, folds and rocks

The park perimeter is formed in the north by the tabular Jura (Tafeljura) and in the south by the last foothills of the Jura chain. In the Jura rock layers, remarkable fossils appear such as ammonites from the primordial Thetys Sea. In the sediments, there are also iron-bearing layers, which constitute the richest formation in Switzerland within the Aargau Jura. Mining of iron-ore and flotation around the villages of Herznach and Wölflinswil has a long tradition. The mine with an exhibition is Herznach bears testimony to this.

Intact villages and traditions

Almost half of the park's municipalities in the Argovia Jurapark have villages of national importance. Here living customs such as the Eierleset (egg and spoon race) are observed around Easter.

Regional Nature Park since 2012

jArea : 241 km2
fPopulation: 40'400
kMunicipalities: 28
nCantons: Aargau, Solothurn

Images

Jurapark Aargau - © Edith Gaschen
Jurapark Aargau - © Hans Christof Wagner
Jurapark Aargau - © Jurapark Aargau/Daniel Ballmer

Jurapark Aargau video

Switzerland Tourism film about the Argovia Jurapark.

Events & offers

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Jurapark Aargau

Jurapark Aargau

Biberstein Perimuk trail
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UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch  

UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch  

Goldwaschen
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Naturpark Beverin

Naturpark Beverin

Viamala Gorge
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Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Paquet de spécialités du Parc
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Parc du Doubs

Parc du Doubs

Saut du Doubs
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Naturpark Gantrisch

Naturpark Gantrisch

Selital mountain hut
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Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Sihlwald circular hiking trail
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Naturpark Diemtigtal

Naturpark Diemtigtal

Office of the Nature Park
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Naturpark Thal

Naturpark Thal

Wolfsschlucht
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Parc régional Chasseral

Parc régional Chasseral

Pioneer trail
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Regionaler Naturpark Schaffhausen

Regionaler Naturpark Schaffhausen

Bat and beaver tour
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Parc Jura vaudois

Parc Jura vaudois

Bike Tour Parc Jura vaudois
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Schweizerischer Nationalpark

Schweizerischer Nationalpark

Zernez National Park centre
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Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Nature and landscape centre
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Parc Ela

Parc Ela

Albula Railway Museum
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Landschaftspark Binntal

Landschaftspark Binntal

Bärgkristall Inn
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Jurapark Aargau

Linn 5
CH-5225 Bözberg

Tel. +41 (0)62 877 15 04
info@jurapark-aargau.ch
www.jurapark-aargau.ch

How to get there

Connection (www.sbb.ch)