The Romans recognised that Unterwindisch was a special location and set up their legionary camp ‘Vindonissa’ in the area, from which they controlled the water traffic on the Aare, Reuss and Limmat rivers. Later during the years of industrialisation, the image of Unterwindisch was dominated by the Kunz spinning mill. Today, Windisch has established itself as a popular residential area and educational hub that benefits from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) with its new Campus Brugg-Windisch, which provides space for 3,000 students and 1,000 lecturers. And there are ample facilities for younger ones. The family-friendly municipality of Windisch has five kindergartens and five schools covering all levels.