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Guesthouse Ochsen by mirosu

The photo shows the Restaurant & Hotel Ochsen in Brunnen. The restaurant was owned by Timo Konietzka, the famous German National Team soccer player who unfortunately passed away in March 2012. The house was built in year 1740 and is situated at the entry of the “Weg der Schweiz”.
Weg der Schweiz „Switzerland’s Way“ is the hiking route along the Urnersee (Urner Lake southern part of Lake Lucerne) and in was created the 700th Swiss Anniversary in 1991. The route is 35 km long and was designed by by all Swiss Cantons. Each of the cantons has a through landmarks entrusted marked path section, with its length directed to the number of its inhabitants with 5 millimeters per person. In that order, the path begins with the Swiss founding cantons Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden and ends with the Canton of Jura which was founded only in 1979.
The holiday resort of Brunnen lies directly on beautiful Lake Lucerne, nestling between the Urmiberg and Stoos-Fronalstock and facing the Rütli and Schillerstein mountains in the heart of Wilhelm Tell country.
The historic Axsenstrasse (Axen Road), built with many artistic buildings into the steep rocks on the eastern shore of Lake Uri, has linked Brunnen with Flüelen since 1865.
Brunnen enjoyed early prominence when, in 1865, King Ludwig II, a great admirer of William Tell, travelled to Brunnen. Regularly at midnight, he would have himself rowed out on the Urnersee to listen to alpine horn music, played at his command, against the backdrop of fairytale mountain scenery. Many writers and painters, including Goethe and Spitteler, have also been much taken with Brunnen. On 31 December 1998, Hillary Clinton visited Brunnen.
Brunnen is located 150km east from Bern and 62km south from Zurich.

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