I was looking for a nice town near Zürich to visit for a day and decided to visit Aarau. Aarau has quite a long history and pretty old town.
Aarau is located on river Aare. The old town is not directly on the river banks but you can see the river from there and there is a hydroelectric power plant on the river.
|Aarau City Museum|
|Tin soldier production|
|More tin soldiers|
|Objects representing 100 people from Aarau's history|
In short Aarau is a nice town to visit for a day but it is not a must-see place in Switzerland. If you are looking for a day out of Zürich and want to see a small and quiet lovely town then you could consider it. And all these painted houses are very pretty sight.