Aarau historic city centre
The first city wall dates back to the 13th century. In the 14th century the town was expanded while under Habsburg rule. Today the historic city centre presents itself as a well-preserved town centre with mostly late Gothic houses. The more than 70 richly painted eaves that adorn the historic city centre are a special feature. It is to these that Aarau owes its nickname "town of beautiful gables".
Well worth a visit are such historic buildings as the Obertorturm (Upper Gate Tower), the Obertor (Upper Gate), the 15th-century Stadtkirche, the Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen (Fountain of Justice) and the Landjägerwache.