Aarau is proud of its football club, which is over 100 years old. Ever since FC Aarau managed to work its way up into the highest division in 1981, it has managed to remain there, and enjoys an “invincible” reputation. In 1985, FC Aarau won the Swiss Cup under trainer Ottmar Hitzfeld. The team won the championship title in 1912, 1914 and 1993.

Horse racing also has a long tradition in Aarau. Both young and old racing fans meet at the equestrian centre in Schachen to place their bets and enjoy the unique atmosphere. Children can have fun at the supervised playground.

Curling, fencing, break-dance, skating, riding, figure skating, athletics, pontoniering, yoga and countless other sports – very few of which aren’t represented in Aarau by an association or club.

FC Aarau

FC Aarau has been writing football history for over a century.


Equestrian sports

The Aargau Rennverein (Aargau horse racing association) has one of the most beautiful racecourses in Switzerland.


Rolling Rock Skate & Sportcenter

Since 1996, the versatile Rolling Rock Skate & Sports Centre in Aarau has been inviting active visitors.


Artificial ice rink

Aarau’s artificial ice rink, which is affectionately referred to as “KEBA”, is a popular winter venue.



The only 18-hole course in Canton Aargau is located in Entfelden.


Telli Indoor Pool

The Telli Indoor Pool is part of the sports complex of the same name.


Schachen Open-Air Pool

The spaciously designed Schachen Open-Air Pool has pools for swimmers, non-swimmers and small children, a waterslide, a restaurant and a large sunbathing lawn.




There is a lot to explore both in and around Aarau and even beneath the city too. At ground-level you can admire historic buildings and contemporary architecture...