"Sarmenstorfer History" attracts with Romans and new flyers

"Sarmenstorfer History" attracts with Romans and new flyers

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It is already at the end of June.Some are looking forward to the summer vacation.Some then go hiking, others may want to look at a museum that are open again.The municipality of Sarmenstorf can offer both, athletes and cultural friends, a delicacy before the holidays.That is why she advertised the Sarmenstorf history path a few days ago in her municipal council messages.

In fact, you can hike through history in this way, as is only possible in very few places in Switzerland.The six posts form the different epochs of the pile farmers in the 4th millennium BC.BC over the Celts and Romans to the Middle Ages and the early modern period.

The flyers to the history path are free of charge on the municipal chancellery.They were printed in 2018, as a memory of the 2016 cultural heritage day. In this, the cantonal archeology with the historical association Seetal and the surrounding area and the municipality of Sarmenstorf made history tangible.

Today the flyer is no longer quite right.On the map there is a path to the Römervilla, which apparently no longer exists.In addition, the path does not take around an hour, as noted on the flyer, but a good two.And that the main text is, the burial mounds come from the Neolithic period, is also an outdated view, because according to the latest research results, they come from the Bronze Age.

The cantonal archaeologists have never completely expired.The AZ, on the other hand.She noticed the inconsistencies.Manuela Weber, responsible for public relations in cantonal archeology, is happy about it: «We have wanted to create a new edition of the flyer for a long time.We now take this as an opportunity to do this. »A newer flyer is already on the website of the municipality of Sarmenstorf, which shows the right path and the corrected text.

The history of the headless Anglo -axles is well known

But now to the path itself: he begins at the Heiligkreuzkirche in the middle of the village, which has received its current appearance at the end of the 18th century.It originally emerged from a mausoleum of the 8th century.

From there it goes up the Lindenberg up to the St.Wendelin chapel, also from the 18th century.Here you cannot avoid reading the history of the Anglo -Saxons, which were beheaded by robbers and are said to have gone here with their heads under their arms from the Büelisacker.

In the Zigiholz, the hikers then pass the Bronze Age burial mounds.The graves, from the time between 2200 and 800 BC.BC, the cantonal archeology have been returned to their original state in recent months after they were excavated and left open in the 1920s.Today new ways of strolling invite you.Here the cantonal archeology also wants to create a new information board.

«Sarmenstorfer Geschichtsweg» lockt mit Römern und neuem Flyer

From the burial mounds, the path continues to the beautifully preserved, covered bathroom system of the Roman villa in the Murimooshau.It is said to have been built in the 1st century.In the past, the Romans are said to have had a wide view over the Seetal to the Jura and Alpine chain from here.If you also want to enjoy this outlook, you have to go down the few steps and out of the forest today - but it's still nice today.

Finally, the two known archaeological sites follow the least known, which the history has to offer.They are significantly less noticeable - unless you know what you have to look for.On the Heidenhübel, not too far from the Römervilla, it has to be in the 10th/11thCentury gave an early nobility.Today it is a strange plateau, surrounded by high deciduous trees.But if you know it, you can see the unusual flat floor and maybe even the ring wall all around.

On the southern border of the village, the history hikers reach the moss.From the probably highest point of the village you get to the deepest.On here, in the Langmoos, there is actually a kind of ring from earth, which has a diameter of about 200 meters and a height of 6 meters.Here is said to have been a lake during the ice age.Feuerstein devices were found on the edge.It is a Stone Age pile dwelling from the 4th millennium BC.BC, as it says in the flyer.Today you can see storks or a fox around a fox, in the middle of the former sea basin.

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