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Königsfelden Abbey, Museum Aargau

Habsburg Place of Remembrance
History and tradition
Welcome to the Museum Aargau at Königsfelden Abbey
Once you enter this mystical location on what was formerly Roman soil, you will walk in the footsteps of a powerful world dynasty that once produced kings and emperors. Let yourself be inspired by the Habsburg concept of paradise!

A family quarrel with a fatal outcome
The murder of King Albrecht I led to the construction of Königsfelden Abbey Church. As was appropriate in the medieval concept of salvation and the afterlife, the king's widow Elisabeth and her daughter Agnes created a place of remembrance for the Habsburg dynasty. After the Battle of Sempach, the fallen knights were also buried here. Visit the five stations where you will learn more about the history of Königsfelden Abbey from its foundation to modern times.

Rise of the Abbey under Agnes of Hungary
Queen Agnes served as a clever mediator and regent of the Habsburg estates. It was during her reign that the double monastery attained great economic and artistic importance. After the dissolution of the monastery, much of its treasury was lost. A small number of precious artefacts are stored today in the Historical Museum in Berne.

The Abbey as a cultural oasis
“tanz & kunst königsfelden” add a new sparkle to the Habsburg sepulchral church. The dance performances are an integral component of Argovian cultural life. Thanks to these events, the Abbey Church has made a name for itself in the world of dance way beyond the Swiss borders.
Königsfelden Abbey, Museum Aargau
Königsfelden Abbey, Museum Aargau
Königsfelden Abbey, Museum Aargau
Opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00-17:00
Königsfelden Abbey, Museum Aargau
Kloster Königsfelden
+41 848 871 200

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