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Here is short walk around the old town with some pretty lookouts.
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A town walk of some 3 km 

 

guggiwiese On Guggiwiese
town walk km  Std.
Landsgemeindeplatz-Casino-Bibliothek-Oswaldskirche-
Burg-Kunsthaus-Huwilerturm-Hoehenstrasse-Guggi-
Kapuzinerkloster-Muenz-Postplatz
2.5 1.5
On "Landsgemeindeplatz" we walk along the lake, passing the aviary, to the Restaurant "Hecht"

Under the wrought-iron shield we enter a small yard from where the track "Seegaessli" runs for the most part directly along the lake shore. There are some steps here and there. The tubs belong to the fish nursery. The fish museum is open after appointment or on weekends in April and May.
The board on the wall of the building is telling of the catastrophe in 1435 when part of the old town sank into the lake (another drama happened in 1887 when the "Vorstadt" sank).

The path goes on to the public bath "Seelikon" (free admittance) with the Casino above. 

We proceed up towards the main road. Nearby we notice a part of the old town wall. Behind the wall is Liebfrauenkapelle.

Some meters after crossing the main road we're at the library and in the "Oswaldsgasse". We turn left, passing the Africa museum (open weekdays) and walk on to Saint Oswald's church. 

After the church we walk up along "Kirchenstrasse", passing the entrance to the Burg museum (open Tue - Fr: 2 PM - 5 PM; Sat Sun, plus 10 AM - 12AM). Following the wall, above the citadel at the arts museum (open Tue - Fr, 12 Am - 6 PM; Sa - Su 10AM - 5 PM) we get a fine view over part of the town. The adjacent  "Dorf" with the Knopfli tower is partly built directly onto the wall.

At the end of the building we turn right, up "Dorfstrasse". After 20 m we get to a remainder of the town wall. There a path turns off to the park area and villa "Daheim" and the "Huwiler" tower. We can make out a second neighboring tower, the "Pulver" (powder) tower.

We're crossing the park up, passing the villa (now a Kindergarten) and arrive at a Bitumen road. Turning left, along "Hoehenweg" we'll hit Aegeristrasse. Along the way every now and then we'll get beautiful views over town and lake into the mountains.  

At Restaurant Ruetli we cross the main road and are on "Loeberenweg".

Turning left on the second road, "Guggiweg" will lead on to idyllic Guggiwiese with fantastic panorama: The church of St Michael, the Dorf with Knopfli tower, the monastery, Oswald church, Rigi, Huwiler tower, Stanserhorn, Moench, Eiger, Zytturm, Pilatus, Rooter Berg, and finally the symbol of Cham, the needle of the church tower.
From the bench on the right side we can see the Metalli center, Guthirt church, Baar and the Albis mountain chain.

We are leaving the spot and walk down to the little Bitumen track. Turning right would bring us down, along the Minigolf course, to Postplatz. But turning left we'll ascend the track, where at the end we recognize a board reminding of a gloomy time in 1275. 

Turning right down along the main road after 100 m there is a turnoff to the right. It carries to the monastery. A staircase finally leads down to the old Zeughaus (arsenal). Walking down along the "Zeughausgasse" we pass the old mint (obere und untere Muenz) and arrive at Postplatz, not far from where we started.

 

 

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