Museums and Cultural Venues

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.

Aargau Art Gallery – Swiss art from the 18th century

The Aargauer Kunsthaus art gallery has one of the most beautiful and comprehensive public collections of Swiss art from the 18th century to the present day.


Town Museum

The Town Museum in Aarau is housed in one of the oldest buildings in the city area and conveys the history of Aarau both inside and outside of the Schlössli building in a modern way.


Forum Schlossplatz in the "Haus zum Schlossgarten"

The Forum Schlossplatz is a cultural centre which unites different genres.


Naturama Aargau – a journey in time through nature

Naturama Aargau is one of the most modern nature museums in Switzerland.


Bally Shoe Museum, Schönenwerd

The Bally Shoe Museum in Schönenwerd houses one of the world’s largest collections dedicated to the subject of shoes.



Guided City Tours

Discover both the historic and the modern sides of Aarau, observe the city from above, embark on a culinary journey of discovery, or explore the surroundings by bicycle.

18 qualified city guides with plenty of experience and extensive knowledge offer exciting guided tours.



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