Lifestyle and leisure

The Canton of Aargau is an attractive region in which to live due to its central location and its moderate level of taxation. Short distances, unique local recreation areas and a wide range of cultural and sports activities enable residents to enjoy a healthy balance between work and leisure.

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Nine-hole golf and training facility at the golf course Rheinfelden © Golfzentrum Rheinfelden

Lifestyles to suit everyone

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Cycling: a popular activity in the region for all the family to enjoy © Aargau Tourismus

The lifestyle in the area surrounding the Sisslerfeld Life Sciences Campus is characterized by its closeness to nature. You will feel like you are living in the countryside. At the same time, residents enjoy the infrastructure and amenities of nearby urban centers. The region is not only a jewel of nature with an abundance of hours of sunshine. It is also a popular area in which to live due to its central location and favorable real estate prices. Real estate prices in the area around the Sisslerfeld Life Sciences Campus are significantly lower than those in surrounding centers. Property types range from single family homes to attractive apartments and uniquely styled lofts. Here, you will find the home of your dreams for your family in a safe and unspoilt environment.

Leisure: sport, fun and culture

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A stroll through the historic old town of Rheinfelden
© Tourismus Rheinfelden

The region offers a wide range of cultural activities in the surrounding area and the nearby historic towns. Activities include numerous events and festivals of all kinds. In Aargau there are also unlimited opportunities for sport and fun: the largest cycle path network in Switzerland, over 1,500 kilometers of hiking trails, several golf courses, the Schupfart and Birrfeld airfields for a sightseeing flight over the Alps, and many rivers and lakes to bathe in. Some of the tourist highlights in the region around the Sisslerfeld Life Sciences Campus include a beer brewery, a whisky distillery, countless fine wine cellars, a dinosaur museum, guided archeological tours, boat trips, the Jurapark conservation and adventure park, the Flösserweg (log driver) and Iron Way hiking trails, a sensory trail, the delightful "Chriesiwäg" (Cherry Blossom Trail), various festivals, open air events, theaters, markets and much more. The Canton of Aargau is also known for its wealth of castles and fortresses and its vividly retold Roman history.

Explore culture and nature in the Canton of Aargau: Aargau Tourism

Advantageous tax rates

Low tax rates are good. But advantageous tax assessment bases are even better. Compared with other cantons in Switzerland, Aargau offers particularly generous tax deductions for individuals.

You and your staff living in the area surrounding the Sisslerfeld Life Sciences Campus can enjoy a range of tax advantages, including:

  • family-friendly income tax
  • high tax allowances for wealth taxes
  • advantageous full-splitting rate for married couples, unlike in most of the other Swiss cantons
  • no inheritance or gift taxes for descendants and spouses