The word Switzerland conjures up many images; from sleek international finance, iconic style and design, to the Alpine playground of some of Europe's best skiers. The country is wonderfully evocative. The picturesque romance of a hilltop village is another image that, for many, typifies the Swiss ideal, and this is perfectly captured by Regensberg village.
An undiscovered jewelThe winding narrow medieval streets and the impressive Regensberg Castle are enough to spark anyone’s imagination. The approach to the village alone is worth the trip, and walking amongst the ancient architecture of the tiny hamlet offers many rewarding sights. After exploring the tiny streets within the city walls, climb the Rundturm round tower to view the whole of Regensberg and the surrounding landscape. The advantageous position makes it clear why Lütold von Regensberg, and his son Ulrich, chose this location to establish the fortified town in the 13th century. The village saw a devastating fire in 1540, but thankfully the castle survived due to being separated by a ditch. The round tower remains original, and is included on the list of ‘Swiss Inventory of Cultural Property of National and Regional Significance’ along with the castle itself and the fountain.
Zurich’s beautiful rural surroundingsRegensberg sits on the Lägern ridgeway of the Jura Mountains that connects northern Zurich to Baden. You can walk the ridge from Regensberg to Baden in about 3.5 hours, while passing sights such as the Schartenfels Castle and the ruins of Altlägeren Castle. Regensberg is just one of the many excellent attractions that surround Zurich, as the city is surrounded by sites of outstanding natural beauty. In addition to Regensberg, make sure to visit the Uetliberg Mountain, elevating 869 meters above sea level.
When visiting Zurich, stay at the sleek and modern Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport, boasting the perfect location for exploring Regensberg and other rural villages.