Welcome to Aarau

That said, perhaps Aarau's glory days are now, with visitors able to appreciate a trove of fascinating history in this charming medieval town – there's been a settlement here since the 1300s – draped on a spur of land overlooking the broad flow of the Aare River.

Located midway between Basel and Zürich, Aarau remains tranquil and photogenic, with a well preserved Old Town, fabulous art gallery and proximity to three beautiful castles.

Top experiences in Aarau

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.