Start: 14 September 2022
10 h 30 min
End: 14 September 2022
17 h 30 min

Event Venue

Aarau main train station

GPS: 47.3913723, 8.0514966

Our third discovery trip takes us to Aarau, the capital of the northern canton Aargau. It is a German-speaking town.

The town of Aarau was founded between 1240 and 1250 by the Counts of Kyburg and in 1248 is first mentioned as Arowe. In 1273 the Counts of Kyburg died out.
Agnes of Kyburg, who had no male relations, sold the family’s lands to King Rudolf 1 von Habsburg.
In 1415 Bern invaded lower Aargau with the help of Solothurn.

As we are having our usual guided tour, I will leave the rest of the history to the tour guide.
One characteristic of the city is its painted gables, so Aarau is also known as the “City of Beautiful Gables”.

After lunch we can take the time to look around the shops or perhaps revisit something of interest from the tour.

Outside main entrance to Aarau main train station

Lunch menu between CHF 20.50 and CHF 23.50
Guided tour CHF 15.-

Reservations to: Angie Meier-Jones
Email: or mobile 079 322 44 52
By Saturday, 10 September 2022 please

For those travelling from Basel the train leaves the Basel SBB at 09:42, stopping in Liestal at 9:51 and arriving in Aarau at 10:20 hours.
We travel back to Basel on the train at 16:36, arriving in Liestal at 17:01 and Basel at 17:18 hours.