The small castle of Aarau ('Schlössli') has remained nearly unchanged since the 13th century. The 'Schlössli' is the oldest building in the city. It was already founded at the time of the establishment of the city shortly after 1200; the exact date is not known. Today it hosts a city museum.

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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Maja Pfeiffer (14 months ago)
Ich war anfangs Februar zur Kontrolle in der Pallas-Klinik Aarau beim neuen Arzt Dr. Peter Raak und ich bin begeistert von ihm. Er ist freundlich, geduldig, menschlich und erklärt alles genau und klar verständlich.ich fühlte mich ernst genommen. Leider war das nicht so bei früheren Terminen bei zwei verschiedenen Ärzten. Da wurden meine Fragen unwillig beantwortet, nur wenig erklärt und ich fühlte mich abgefertigt. Da ich selber in einer Klinik in der Patientenberatung tätig bin, weiss ich was gute Betreuung ist. Wie bin ich froh, jetzt bei Dr. Raak in Behandlung zu sein!!
SEMIH C. (14 months ago)
War eine sehr unfreundliche und inkompetente Ärztin, beherrschte die Sprache nicht mal richtig
Bruno Weise (2 years ago)
Nach einem für mich unbefriedigenden Ärztewechsel fehlte mir das Vertrauen in die Klinik, weshalb ich mittels Brief mein Fall schilderte und meine Krankengeschichte einforderte. Der Brief wurde nie beantwortet und auch die Akte traf nie bei mir ein. In der Folge habe die Krankengeschichte nochmals telefonisch eingefordert und in Aarau persönlich abgeholt.
Emirhan Darcan (2 years ago)
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Diana Werner (2 years ago)
I was born extremely near sited, ca.(-13L. eye -12R eye) After years of wearing glasses and contact lenses, I took a leap of faith and walked into the Augen Zentrum in Aarau to discuss having lenses implanted behind the Hornhaut. (2007) To this day, I have not had a single issue or complication with my eyes. I am so blessed to have received this operation. They performed the procedure without a down payment; even though my health insurance wasn't willing to pay a single frank. With the help of my generous parents, I was able to pay off the bill. (well worth it)!!! Thank your Aarau Augen Zentrum
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