Linde von Linn
Thermalbad Aquarena fun im Bad Schinznach
Aussicht auf der Gisliflue
Radtour im Aargau
Baden im Hallwilersee
Auen gehören zum Aargau
Salinen in Zurzach
Kastell in Kaiseraugst
Activities in Aargau
Destinations in Aargau
Attractions in Aargau
Discover the region
Idyllic landscape between the Jura and the Swiss Plateau
The Aargau lies in German-speaking Switzerland to the west of the canton of Zurich. In terms of landscape, the north of Aargau is characterised by the foothills of the Jura, the south by the Mittelland, one of Switzerland's hilly mountain regions.
The canton is considered a particularly fertile region.
The canton is considered a particularly fertile region, with fruit and cereal growing and viticulture in addition to dairy farming. The idyllic hilly landscape with numerous gentle hillsides, floodplain landscapes and secluded stretches of forest is a popular holiday destination.
The Aare, which gave Aargau its name, flows from the west through the canton. Aarau, the cantonal capital, is one of the towns on the Aare.
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Outdoor activities in Aargau
The varied landscape of the Aargau is perfect for being active outdoors in nature. Countless hiking and cycling trails lead through the region. Outdoor enthusiasts who are interested in culture will also get their money's worth, for example on the river or wine hiking trail. Along the way, restaurants and wineries invite you to take a break.
And nice excursions can also be made by bike. The lower Aare valley, for example, is suitable for leisurely rides.
Lake Hallwil has bathing and barbecue areas and boats ply here in summer. On the Aare and on the Reuss, it is possible to go canoeing or paddling.
Culture Canton Aargau
Aargau can look back on a long history. The pile dwellings of Beinwil and Seengen, for example, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are evidence of early settlement. There are also former Roman fortresses to be found, such as Augusta Raurica or the Vindonissa Roman camp. Material from the ruins of this camp was later used to build the landmark of the town of Brugg, the so-called black tower at the town hall.
Another cultural highlight of the region is the Muri Monastery dating from 1027. In the resident museum, visitors can learn interesting facts about the history of the building and about the monks and bishops who lived here. Numerous other historical buildings, such as Hallwyl Castle, invite visitors to discover them in Aargau.