Aigle Castle is a renowned castle built in the 12th century. It houses the Vine and Wine Museum, which preserves the heritage of the wine growers and the cultural traditions of wine.

 
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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
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  • Not as famous as Chillon, Aigle Castle is nevertheless impressive and well worth a visit for several reasons. The 12th-century fortress dominates the town of Aigle and offers some of the best views in the region. It served as the residence of Bernese provincial governors and as a prison until 1972.
  • The castle sits in the middle of vineyards, so it's not surprising that it's also home to the Vine and Wine Museum, and just across from an historic building housing a museum devoted entirely to wine labels. The castle and museum are open April to October.
  • Before or after visiting, head to the Swiss Vapeur Parc in Valais where you can see a 1/8-scale replica of Aigle Castle, built with the same original materials as the castle. It stands about 6.5 feet high.

Address:
Aigle
Switzerland
Parking: 11am to 6pm
Price: Adults CHF 9, Students CHF 6, Children 9 to 16 CHF 5


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 41 (0)24 466 21 30
Fax: 41 (0)24 466 21 31
Email: info@chateauaigle.ch
Price Information: Adults CHF 9, Students CHF 6, Children 9 to 16 CHF 5
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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