Fountain of Justice

Fountain of Justice

Up until 1797, Aarau possessed the first comprehensive jurisdiction of a state. Following medieval custom, verdicts were thus pronounced in the open air, namely in the Rathausgasse (“Town Hall Street”). The sentences were up to the neck, which means there could be beheadings and hangings. To...more

Aargau Kunsthaus

Aargau Kunsthaus

The Aargauer Kunsthaus has long been one of the most important museums for new Swiss art.more

Fountain of Justice

Up until 1797, Aarau possessed the first comprehensive jurisdiction of a state. Following medieval custom, verdicts were thus pronounced in the open air, namely in the Rathausgasse (“Town Hall Street”). The sentences were up to the neck, which means there could be beheadings and hangings. To indicate the place where trials took place, the sculptor Hans Henz created the Fountain of Justice for the Rathausgasse in 1643. Today the fountain has pride of place in the Kirchgasse.

Aargau Kunsthaus

The Aargauer Kunsthaus has long been one of the most important museums for new Swiss art.

The Aargauer Kunsthaus has long been one of the most important museums for new Swiss art.

Bad Schinznach Thermal Baths

Visitors can expect fun, relaxation and wellness in equal measures where Switzerland’s strongest and most well-balanced sulfur spring originates.

A patchwork of water meadows

Created by monks, cultivated by farmers – the water meadows around Langenthal are the last examples of this form of irrigation, which also served as flood protection. A sluice in the river is used to divert water into a network of ditches and embankments in order to flood the fields.