Aargau is a canton in north Switzerland on the Aare River and is situated on the Swiss Plateau between the Alps and the Jura Mountains.
Aargau holiday rentals are the ideal choice for those wanting to enjoy this scenic area. Walking along local trails beside the Aare River Valley is a popular way to discover the scenic natural beauty, flora and fauna of the area. Alternatively, there are many cycle trails for getting around. Summer festivals are a great time to visit the area and join in the cultural celebrations. Local costumes, music, food and dance feature heavily on these occasions including the “Maienzug” festival in July, when trees are cut in the forest. Visit the Vindonissa Museum to see the Roman history of this area and explore Windish, home to the largest and best-preserved amphitheatre in the country. In winter, skiing and snowsports can be enjoyed in the area.
Start your visit with a walk around the lovely town of Aarau from your charming holiday home. In 1798 it was Switzerland’s first capital and is still home to the first Houses of Parliament. The houses in the area date back to the 16th century and feature beautiful eaves beneath the roofline, all decoratively painted. The Art Museum is well worth a visit and the Nature Museum has many interactive exhibits and films. This scenic area has many castles such as the impressive one at Lenzburg. The Hallwyl Water Castle and the Habsburg Castle date back to the 10th century and are also well worth exploring.
Holiday rentals in Aargau enjoy warm summers and cold snowy winters. Average temperatures in midsummer reach 25°C (77°F), with cooler nights. Temperatures are very pleasant in spring and autumn, around 15-20°C (59-68°F) during the day. From December to March, Aargau has temperatures hovering around freezing. The area has showers all year round and plenty of snow in the winter.
The nearest major airport to Aargau holiday rentals is Zurich (ZRH) International Airport which is 25 miles away and is an easy drive along the A3. Alternatively, the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL, MLH, EAP) is within easy reach. It is one of the few airports in the world operated by two countries: France and Switzerland. This busy airport has many international and domestic flights, and is served by EasyJet and British Airways from the UK. The airport is about 46 miles from holiday homes in Aargau and the best way to reach it is by hiring a car at the airport and driving along the A3.