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Storks, wolves, and a virgin in the grotto

The great post-card panorama can possibly imagine: The backdrop of the foothills of the Alps faded in the morning mist. Bounded on the North little spectacular

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Storks, wolves, and a virgin in the grotto

The great post-card panorama can possibly imagine: The backdrop of the foothills of the Alps faded in the morning mist. Bounded on the North little spectacular the Albis chain of the horizon. Further down, on the bottom of the valley, flows the river Reuss leisurely of the Aare river, while up here, at the foot of Lindenberg, merrily rippling the value of the restored gully the trail. The 180 Kilometer measures long free ämterweg on many routes in the South-Eastern corner of the Canton, is known for rivers and streams – and for traffic jams, and cooling towers. The Freiamt is the highway - and nuclear-free Zone in the Aargau. It is located where the Bünz flows to Bünzen. She comes from Muri, the place that sees itself as a cultural center and where already at the station, the first decision is due.

we Go up to the monastery? The thousand year old Benedictine Monasterium once stood in the center of the clergy of Central Europe; long ago, the monks have moved out, but the monastery of Muri today, the cultural Events in the Region. Recently opened behind its thick walls, the Caspar-Wolf Museum. The landscapes, the of free offices art painter, until today, the most famous citizen of Muri, in front of more than 200 years, immortalized in Oil on canvas, listed him the reputation as one of the most important representatives of the Swiss romantic. Or do we have to go through the Station underpass, through a small yellow diamond indicates the trail on the other side of the tracks?

The sun is shining, the spring attracts the Wolf and the monastery can wait.

There are always a good reason to stop and look. On the fields of the vegetable farmers bring in the harvest of the Biolauchs you in the previous year have sown. The cows are happy in the pasture. On the swamp of the "Murimoos," floats a stork with a captured frog in its Beak and landing on the Nest. On the roof ridge, on high wooden poles, anywhere the Adebar nests. The "Murimoos", as a social Foundation for mentally disadvantaged people designed, is also one of the largest stork reserves of the country. It is a biological agriculture is broken down in the farm shop sustainably produced crops are sold, a small Bistro, where tired hikers to fresh Cider drink, and a Robinson Playground, where take tired Kids let off steam.

a wild and romantic scenes, from the high mountains

Before Bünzen we leave the running of the Bünz and reach the first houses of the Village of Boswil. On second glance, it is not so betulich, such as the facades of the pretty peasants and single-family homes on first glance, suggest. The ambivalent spirit of the times manifests itself in the display window of the bakery Hilfiker, where fresh croissants and crispy Pfünderli the bold announcement of a club Aphrodite had given way: "opening of summer".

We direct our steps to the village upward, crossing at the mill of knowledge stream and stand unexpectedly in front of a small, rock-cut cave: the virgin Mary is praying before empty benches.On the trail that leads over the Sentenhof, where two donkeys to welcome the Wanderer, opens the view on the foothills of the Alps; and always remain, such as two landmarks, the peak tower, the gable of the monastery Church in focus.

The afternoon is already well advanced, but it is still not too late: The Caspar Wolf-the Museum closes in an hour and now, after about three hours of Hiking, the mind and body spaces, grateful for the benches in the air-conditioned exhibition. And the eye enjoys the pictures, with romantic scenes from the high mountains and dramatic Cloudscape over sea spray sparkling water cascades. Always the little man sitting somewhere in a corner in front of the easel, and The artist has not, to perpetuate, with a wink. The Caspar-Wolf-exhibition to call the most famous son of Muri in memory and makes one thing clear above all: In Freiamt the most spectacular landscapes hang on the walls of the Monastery.

info: Caspar-Wolf-Museum: opening Hours Di–So 11-17 Uhr, entrance 10 Fr. Murimoos: Hours Of Opening Organic Market: Tue – Fri 9 -11.30,13.30–18.30, 8-14 PM.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 26.04.2019, 16:19 PM

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