Aarau historic city centre


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.

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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".

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