Thinking of something to do with the children this holiday? Then what could be more fun than visiting a real castle, high up on the hillside and finding out more about the lives of Knights and servants in medieval Switzerland.
Schloss Lenzburg in Kanton Aargau is is one of the oldest castles in Switzerland, with the oldest parts dating from the 11th century and less than one hour drive from Luzern. It is also easily accessible by train, from Luzern to the Bahnhof Lenzburg and then the Regionalbus Linie 391. There is ample parking at the bottom of the hill, from where the castle can be reached up a short but steep 10 minute walk or via courtesy bus (pick up point opposite the car park).
The Castle often has special events planned, such as Medieval weekends, when volunteers dress in traditional costumes for the period and you can try your hand at archery, glass blowing and soap making, so it is worth checking out their website for more information on www.schloss-lenzburg.ch
There is a cafe/restaurant on site, where you can buy hot and cold snacks, but you can also take picnics and there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy your lunch. Entrance fees range from CHF17 for adults and CHF10 for children aged between 4-16 years old (children under 4 years old are free). There are also special family tickets available and discounts for students.
This post was sumbitted by Melanie Girdharry, The LiL Playgroup Leader. Thank you Melanie!!!