20090624

Where the Limmat meets the Aare


I think I've got this right. The Reuss has already joined the Aare about a kilometer upstream. In the background are Turgi and Untersiggenthal. In the foreground the area of Lauffohr. If you're a regular reader, you might find the largish white building on the river bank on the left side of the photo familiar. It's an old mill (gypsum mill - Gipsmühle) converted to housing units, with the barely visible lower building as offices for Architheke, the architectural firm that planned the renovation.

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4 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Wow! Another fantastic view, Z!

Hilda said...

A beautiful panoramic view of the town! It's such a lovely place!

Peter (Worldman): said...

I always knew that the Aare flows into some other river or some other river flows into the Aare. But I never knew that Limmat and Aare meet.

Z said...

RR: Thanks! It's a little tiring to hike up to these viewing areas, but if the weather is alright, it is so worth it!

Hilda: I think so too. And there are actually three towns (at least) in the photo! As you noticed in an earlier shot, boundaries are quite sharp here.

Peter: Yes, this region is quite special I find, with the Limmat and Reuss joining the Aare. It seems that it is only in the last two decades that this idea of showcasing the "Wasserschloss Schweiz" came about. There's a new realization that healthy rivers and surroundings are important for us all.

The Aare itself is a tributary of the Rhein, joining it in Koblenz (CH) - Waldshut (D).