Top things to do

Top Choice Gallery in Aarau

Aargauer Kunsthaus

To view centuries of Swiss art and regular temporary exhibitions, call by Aargau’s impressive house of fine arts, located about 250m south of the Altstadt along Vordere Vorstadt and housed in a striking Herzog &…
Top Choice Swiss in Aarau

Speck

Finally, an unpretentious restaurant serving hearty Swiss cuisine at affordable prices! Stodgy, home-style, Germanic cooking featuring lots of local meat (think steak and schnitzels) and potatoes (cheesy rösti!) aff…
Castle in Aarau

Schloss Lenzburg

Dominating a leafy hilltop above Lenzburg village, 14km east of Aarau, this attractive castle houses three museums inside its tower and one-time dungeon: the Wohnmuseum, featuring period furniture from medieval time…
Castle in Aarau

Schloss Wildegg

Set amid a working farm with gardens and orchards, Schloss Wildegg crowns a green hilltop about 12km northeast of Aarau. Guests can wander at liberty through the multistorey castle, which is filled top to bottom wit…
Castle in Aarau

Wasserschloss Hallwyl

About 20km south of Lenzburg is Wasserschloss Hallwyl, a ‘Water Castle’ so named because it's built in the middle of a river – a natural moat. It is, in fact, two modest castles joined by a bridge. Walking paths win…
Middle Eastern in Aarau

Al Ahram

For a quick, cheap bite in the Old Town, this excellent takeaway joint with a few tables offers fresh, authentic Lebanese and Middle Eastern meals with plenty of scope for vegetarian diners. The falafel plates with …
Area in Aarau

Altstadt

Jutting high above the Aare River, Aarau's walled Old Town makes for a pleasant wander. Its grid of streets is lined with gracious, centuries-old buildings, more than 70 of which have grand roofs hanging out over th…