City tour Rheinfelden and the plague

Provided by: Rheinfelden Tourismus

About this Guided private tour

On this guided tour, you will travel with the plague doctor himself and learn how the plague spread in the Middle Ages and what still reminds us of it in Rheinfelden today

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About this Guided private tour

On this guided tour, you will travel with the plague doctor himself and learn how the plague spread in the Middle Ages and what still reminds us of it in Rheinfelden today

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No registration required
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Mobile ticket accepted
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Highlights

90-minute scenic tour of the old town with a focus on the plague epidemic

With the plague doctor on the road through the Middle Ages

Visit the impressive St. Martin's Church

Exciting anecdotes and stories about the plague and the city

Includes

1.5 hours guided tour

Local guide

Church visit

Visit of the plague exhibition of the Fricktaler Museum

Offers

  • Public tour
  • Group tour

Description

Take a journey into the Middle Ages and experience how the plague epidemic shaped and influenced the "Dark Ages". A guide, dressed as a plague doctor himself, tells you in scenic performances how medieval Rheinfelden suffered from the epidemic.

You will visit various locations that play a special role in the history of the plague in Rheinfelden. Especially the legends and customs around the Sebsatiani brotherhood are in the center of attention. Indeed, a tradition in Rheinfelden that continues to this day is to go from well to well singing at Christmas and New Year's Eve. In the Middle Ages, this was done to ask that the inhabitants of Rheinfelden be spared. At that time, people believed that contaminated wells were the cause of the epidemic.

Also in the church of St. Martin your guide will show you the altar dedicated to this brotherhood and the plague.

An eerily exciting and informative tour awaits you in small but historic Rheinfelden!

**You can expect a 90-minute tour through the old town and into the church of Rheinfelden with a scenic guide on the subject of the plague in the Middle Ages!

Meeting point: Rheinfelden town hall

In the courtyard of the town hall you will meet your guide dressed as a plague doctor and start the tour from there.

You will visit: The historic old town.

The tour will take you across the old town and past various sites that were very important for the plague period. The houses, statues and buildings around you are mostly witnesses of this terrible time of the plague epidemic. You will learn a lot about the Sebastiani Brotherhood and the deadly disease in the Middle Ages.

You see: the church of St. Martin

The large church in the middle of the city houses a special altar dedicated to the plague epidemic and the Sebastiani Brotherhood. Here you penetrate again deeply into the history of the city and the plague

Practical Information:

  • Group tour
  • The Old Town is car-free and can be reached in a short time from the parking garages in the area or from the train station

Swiss Activities Tip

A wealth of proverbs and sayings were created at the time of the plague. You will be thrilled to see how this actually terrible event has influenced our language and how the meaning of proverbs have changed over time

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Important Information

  • Maximum group size: 24 people

Meeting Points

Marktgasse 16, 4310 Rheinfelden, Switzerland

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