Each year, recurrent events take place in every city and community which can be traced back to older and more recent traditions and customs. They characterise the regional identity, and encourage solidarity and the identification of the residents with their hometown. Events like the Maienzug (May Procession) and Maienzug Eve, the Bachfischet Procession and the New Year’s Reception are firm fixtures in the schedule of Aarau’s traditions.
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...
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.