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Brugg

Brugg is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Aargau and is the seat of the district of the same name. The city is located at the confluence of the Reuss, Aare, and Limmat, with the Aare flowing through the city’s old town. It is located approximately from the cantonal capital of Aarau; from Zürich; and about from Basel.

Brugg is the Swiss German word for bridge (Brücke in High German). This is an allusion to the purpose of the city’s establishment under the Habsburgs, as the city is located at the narrowest point on the Aare in the Swiss midlands. The Habsburgs’ oldest known residence is located in the neighborhood of Altenburg, which had previously been an independent community. Prior to their relocation to Austria, Brugg was the center of the Habsburgs' territory. Between 1415 and Napoleon’s invasion in 1798, Brugg was a subject territory of Bern. Since then it has belonged to the Canton of Aargau.

The city is the home of the Swiss Farmers’ Union and is the location of a campus of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. Brugg's Vindonissa museum is listed as a heritage site of national significance. An engineer unit of the Swiss army is also based in the city.

Brugg (disambiguation)

Brugg or Brügg may refer to the following places:

  • In Switzerland:
    • Brugg, Aargau, in the Canton of Aargau
      • FC Brugg, a Swiss football club, from the town of Brugg in Canton Aargau
      • Hausen bei Brugg, a municipality in the district of Brugg in canton of Aargau
      • Brugg District, a district in the Canton of Aargau
  • In Germany:
    • Brugg (Meckenbeuren), a borough of Meckenbeuren in the Bodensee district, Baden-Württemberg
    • Brugg (Gestratz), a borough of Gestratz in the Lindau district, Bavaria

Usage examples of "brugg".

The stings he had received merely invigorated him, and in fact reminded him of when he had lost his beloved to the army of Brugg the Ogre.