In ancient times Zofingen was a settlement of the Celtic Helvetii, in later times the Romans built a manor there.
The Alemanni settled in the 6th century and formed one of the oldest parishes in Aargau.
In the 11th century the House of Frohburg founded a Canons monastery.
The town was founded in 1201 by the Counts of Frohburg. 1231 was the first written mention of Zofingen, which in 1299 came in the possession of the Habsburgs. In 1415 the Bernese conquered the city and in 1528 they introduced the Reformation.
Since 1803 Zofingen has belonged to the canton of Aargau and has become a regional centre. The neighbouring Mühlethal was incorporated in 2022.
We will have lunch followed by a guided tour of Zofingen.
We will walk to the restaurant Cheval Blanc and have lunch there.
At 13:15 we have arranged a guided tour which will last an hour.
After the tour we will have time for coffee, looking around the shops and revisiting landmarks from the tour.
Outside Migros in entrance hall at 10:00 to catch the 10:16 train.
The guided tour will cost each member CHF 12.–.
Meal and train ticket self-paying.
Reservations to: Angie Meier-Jones
Using the Registration Form below or
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 079 322 44 52
By Friday, 12 April 2024
The Train leaves Basel at 10:16, stopping in Liestal at 10:27 and arriving in Zofingen at 10:56.
Anybody travelling directly to Zofingen please meet up at the entrance to Zofingen station at 11:00.