Switzerland » River Aare | Switzerland

River Aare is the longest river on Swiss territory and navigable between Solothurn and Lake of Bienne (Bielersee). German and French is spoken in this area of the country.


River Aare | Switzerland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 209 km
Number of locks: 3
Degree of difficulty: Very demanding
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, with urban surroundings
Profile of waterway: Not navigable all through
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Hochrhein | River Switzerland
Lake Brienz / Brienzersee | Switzerland
Lake of Bienne (Bielersee) / Canal de la Thielle (Ziehlcanal) | Switzerland
Reuss | Swiss River

Attention: In order to make sure that the transport of your boat is guaranteed, get in contact with the power stations at least 2 days before you would like to pass.
Stauwehr Felsenau: 031 311 86 93 / Seepolizei Hinterkappelen: 031 321 21 11 / Kraftwerk Mühleberg: 031 751 13 36 / Kraftwerk Kallnach : 032 391 26 26 / Kraftwerk Flumenthal: 032 367 53 11 / Kraftwerk Neubannwil: 062 958 86 00 / Elektrizitätswerk Wynau: 062 929 39 43 / Kraftwerk Ruppoldingen: 062 929 39 43 / Wehr EW Winznau: 062 296 35 24 / Kraftwerk Olten Gösgen: 062 849 23 54 / Stauwehr Schönenwerd: 062 838 05 05 / Kraftwerk Aarau: 062 835 02 90 / Stauwehr Rüchlig JCF: 062 822 91 26 / Kraftwerk Rupperswil-Auenstein: 062 889 27 11 / Kraftwerk Wildegg Brugg: 056 441 25 51 / Kraftwerk Beznau: 056 269 23 11 / Kraftwerk Klingnau: 056 267 58 11.

The Aare
is the longest purely Swiss river. It is navigable with small boats from Thune, where chainage starts. As along most of the other Swiss rivers, there are quite a few hydroelectric power stations which have to be surpassed in different ways but there are only very few locks.

Towns along the river:

Thun / Bern / Biel / Büren an der Aare / Solothurn / Wangen an der Aare / Aarburg / Olten / Aarau / Brugg