Stay in a warm and elegant ambience only a few steps from the historic old town of Aarau.
The business and city hotel Kettenbrücke opened in 2016 is located centrally near the Old Town, about 10 minutes' walk from Aarau station. With a sleek, modern design as well as strong links to the history of the building - this is awaiting guests of Hotel Kettenbrücke. 24 stylish rooms and three spacious suites have contemporary comforts for both business and leisure guests. Oversized beds provide a unique sleeping experience and the rain spray showers ensure blissful moments. Big TV screens, fast wireless internet, phone calls within Switzerland, as well as mineral water are available free of charge in the room. An (N)espresso machine gives you the first coffee of the day. National and international reimagined dishes are available on the menu in the restaurant with a winter garden and bar. A party room for 80 people and another three rooms for seminars and events of 1-100 people are also available in the hotel.
Next to the Jura and Alps, the Swiss Plateau forms one of the three main regions of Switzerland. It includes some flat, but largely hilly area between the Jura and Alps. Beautiful landscapes can be found here. Quiet rivers in a pastel colour. Cantilevered roofs protect abundant Emmental farmhouses. Rolling hills descend from the Alpine foothills to the plains of Zealand. In the north, the Jura ridge greets above Lake Biel, Solothurn and the Oberaargau. The prosperity of the villages is reflected in the cities: thick walls, covered footpaths, streets, enlivened by fountains with figures that tell of a sonorous past, including the capital of Bern for example (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site). In medieval towns, time seems to stop. Alpine foothills and the Jura mountain ranges offer superb winter sports and hiking in the summer. Gems of the locals: Emmental, Gurnigel / Gantrisch region, Weissenstein high above Solothurn.
Aarau, founded around 1248 by the Kyburgs on a rocky plateau above the Aare, still radiates the spirit of bygone times and has thrilling attractions. Historic buildings such as the Obertorturm, at 61.24 metres the highest preserved medieval city tower in Switzerland, and the town church from the 15th century with modern stained glass windows by Felix Hoffmann and Roland Guignard, the Fountain of Justice, or the house in the castle garden, the first Swiss government seat, are waiting to be discovered. A special feature is the many richly painted eaves of the old town houses which give Aarau its nickname, the "town of beautiful gables". Aarau even has something unique underground: the Meyer's cleats, a fascinating tunnel system from the early industrial period.
In the picturesque Old Town, there are many special shops and restaurants to spend the day in. Art and culture lovers will appreciate the variety of high-quality museums and with Bachfischet and Maienzug Aarau also has centuries-old, vibrant customs which attract not only Aarau locals into the streets. Aarau is also currently known throughout Switzerland for the crime series "The Undertaker".
Outside the Old Town there are idyllic garden quarters and a well-developed leisure and recreational infrastructure, such as pool by the Aare, the racecourse, the Roggenhausen Wildlife Park, the floodplain, and walking and hiking trails.
Hotel Kettenbrücke is located on the Kettenbrücke at the outer edge of the historic city walls. Take a relaxing stroll along the idyllic Aare or go to the Old Town within walking distance with plenty of shopping and a wide range of cultural offerings.