Aarau Travel Guide

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Aarau Things to Do

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    by a5floor Written May 21, 2007

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    Along the city there is the river Aare. When you are walking along the river, you will have great views.

    The river Aare. The river Aare. The river Aare. The river Aare.
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    by sinoda Written Jun 1, 2003

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    The little castle

    is an intriging sight. Nowadays a museum it used to be a tower in the medieval city wall.

    Enter the museum via a small covered bridge.

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  • Aarau Hotels

    8 Hotels in Aarau

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  • Best Western Hotel Storchen

    Service - A+ Location - A, 1 block access to bus or train, easy commute to Zurich, Olten etc.... A...

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  • Aarau-West Swiss Quality Hotel

    Muhenstrasse 58, Aarau, 5036, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Best Western Hotel Aarauerhof

    Bahnhofstrasse 68, Aarau, Aargau, CH-5001, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel-Restaurant Sternen

    Hauptstrasse 68, Aarau, 5032, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel BÃ?¤ren Suhr

    Bernstrasse West 56, Suhr, Aarau, 5034, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Gasthof Zum Schutzen

    Schachenallee 39, Aarau, 5000, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Argovia

    Kasernenstrasse 24, Aarau, AG, 5001, CH

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Rebe

    Obere Vorstadt 18, Aarau, AG, 5000, ch

Aarau Nightlife

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    by sinoda Updated May 28, 2003

    This cosy pub is due to its central position very popular. You may hang in and listen to occasional live music or drop by for a pint and listen to the typical to foreigners though incomprehensible mumbling.

    Dress Code: none

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Aarau Transportation

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    by sinoda Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Aarau is very easily accessible by train from all over Switzerland.

    Since Aarau is located on the Zurich-Olten-Bern line it enjoys many good connections to all four directions of the compass.

    In the
    *west Berne
    *north Bâle
    *south-east Zurich
    *south Lucerne

    railway station Aarau
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    by a5floor Written May 26, 2007

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    It is really to travel around in Switzerland by train. There are many trains going to othere cities. Some are direct trains, others you have to change trains.If you know a Swiss citizen (a friend, penpal, etc) and you are staying with this person, you can get a cheaper ticket. Otherwise you have to pay the full price.
    In the Swiss train you can take your bike as well. You can 'hang' them at certain parts of the train (see one of the pictures with this tip).

    Train. Train. Train.
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Aarau Shopping

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    by sinoda Written May 28, 2003

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    Heimatwerk is a classy shop for tourists. Swiss do frequent it too, though.

    What to buy: Here you may buy all the neat little things you have seen on your trip around Switzerland but didn't dare to buy. It's your occasion to finally purchase the item you desperately wanted - no need to go home and cry after that wonderful piece of...you couldn't buy, for your party had already left the shop and waited for you outside... unpatiently

    What to pay: a lot

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    by sinoda Written May 28, 2003

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    This is a shop commiting to the idealogy of fair trade and bio dynamic growing.

    Every product's history of production, trade and shipping is controlled and therefore object to high standard control.

    What to buy: Food, beverages, clothing etc.

    What to pay: more than avarage

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Aarau Off The Beaten Path

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    by sinoda Written Jun 1, 2003

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    Around the church there are several little alleys that want to be explored. Since the old town is not too large you won't get lost, trust me. So, be brave and lurk into the small "Gassen" experience the charm of the old.

    alleys in Aarau
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Aarau Favorites

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    by sinoda Written Jun 1, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The Graben is a street that goes in a semi-circle around the old town of Aarau. It divides the old from the newer part of the city.

    So, inside it there are merely private and small boutiques which have their own flair. The ones outside are bigger markets and shops.

    Fondest memory: Although I went here to high school I do have quite good memories about the city.

    It is here I meet my old class mates when I every once in while fly in and check the situation.

    The Graben, Aarau
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