The guest-friendly hotels in the region provide you with your creature comforts. Even if you’re in Switzerland on business, you can spend the night in Aarau.



Thanks to its very accessible location, Aarau, the attractive small city in the heart of Switzerland, is easy to reach from all directions. As a traditional market town, Aarau has a lot to offer for both everyday and special needs.



A variety of museums and other cultural highlights attract visitors to Aarau. It's not only the number and variety of these venues that is remarkable, but also their high quality.


Conferences and congresses

With its central location, its excellent connections to road and rail and its urban infrastructure, Aarau is an ideal venue for conferences, congresses and other events. The city also continues to be a popular venue for large national events, such as the Swiss National Yodelling Festival in 2005, the Swiss National...


Equestrian sports

The Aargau Rennverein (Aargau horse racing association) has one of the most beautiful racecourses in Switzerland. Racing fixtures have been held at Schachen in Aarau since 1921, and...

Welcome to Aarau!

With its natural landscape shaped by the Aare and the Jura, its picturesque old town centre, and its central location between Zurich, Basel and Lucerne, Aarau is regarded as one of Switzerland's most attractive cities.

The people of Aarau enjoy a high standard of living. Visitors come from far and wide to this capital of Canton Aargau to enjoy and admire its rich cultural and natural offerings and its many surprising sights. One of Aarau's special features is its many so-called "Dachhimmel" - these are the carefully painted undersides of the eaves of the houses in the old town centre.

Modern Aarau also displays an appreciation of culture. The Aargau Art Galley has one of the most beautiful and extensive public collections of Swiss art dating from the 18th century to the present. Events at the many museums, cinemas, theatres and festivals enrich the city's lively cultural scene. Local traditions such as the "Maienzug" and the "Bachfischet" are lovingly preserved and celebrated by young and old alike. Aarau's events calendar has something for everyone with its varied, high quality, original offerings.

And did you know that Aarau boasts Switzerland's most beautiful racecourse, that Aarau was the seat of the first Helvetic government, and that you can even explore the city's fascinating underground system of passageways, spaces and shafts?

These and other interesting insights into Aarau's history, present and future, may be found on our homepage. We hope that you will enjoy getting to know us better.


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