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Bad Zurzach
About Zurzach
General Information
Zurzach is located in northern Switzerland very close to the German border in the Canton of Aargau.
Following successful drilling, gushed from the ground. Since then the healing water flowing at 600 l/ 158 US gal per minute from a depth of 1000 m/ 3,281 feet both in summer and winter has guaranteed unique bathing pleasures in the Zurzach thermal bath. In the spacious spa complex with all amenities of a restorative bath, young and old, both the healthy and those seeking a cure, will find pleasurable relaxation and fun. Opportunities for outdoor activities such as tennis, minigolf and horse riding, cycle touring, horse-drawn coach trips, river trips on Rhine river, golf, hot-air balloon trips are right in front of your doorstep.
Climate
Zurzach has a continental climate although it predominately enjoys the warm humid winds blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean. As a result the climate is very mild. The temperature fluctuates between -8°C/ 17°F and +7°C/ 44°F in January and +16°C/ 61°F and +32°C/ 89°F in July.
Location
It is easily accessible from many European destinations and within 40 minutes from Zurich Airport. Distance from Zurich is 30 km/ 18 miles; from Basel 65 km/ 40 miles.
Places to visit
The Thermal baths of Zurzach
A warm spring of water at 39.9°C/ 104°F flows and nourishes the Thermal pools for both the healthy and those seeking a cure. Water-gymnastics, springs and water-jets, spa, 4 large open-air pools for summer and winter bathing pleasure, river-bath, waterfall, Mineral-spring, massages, Kneipp-therapy, solarium and Jacuzzi pools under the open sky make this bath a relaxing and healthy experience and it is therefore the center of attraction in Zurzach.
Zurzach Castle
The castle was built in the end of the 19th century (1840 - 1904) by Jakob Zurberbuehler. It is ideally located on the bank of the river, surrounded by the beautiful castle park with monuments and sculptures. Inside the castle visitors find a watch collection, paintings and drawings by August Deusser, and of course the historical and pompous style of a turn of the century castle.
Excursions
Zurich
50 minutes from Zurzach, Zurich offers a density of cultural attractions and lovely sites including interesting museums, famous churches, elegant shopping areas and the beautiful Lake of Zurich.
Golf - Black Forest
In the nearby Black Forest the Golf Course "Obere Alp" awaits the passionate golfer with 9- and 18-hole courses.
River trip on the Rhine
An excursion for young and old alike: a trip with a boat or raft on the Rhine river.
Churches
Verenamuenster
This church of the 9th century combines Romantic, Gothic and Baroque style in a harmonic way. Thanks to the striking positions of its choir, crypt and steeple the Muenster has become a cultural heritage of national importance. Inside the church the sarcophagus of holy Verena and the church treasure are shown.
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