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The canton Uri

by Jorge Sanchez - 3 years, 3 months ago

In my way by train from Schwyz to Altdorf, the capital or the canton Uri, I stopped in Flüelen because it seemed to me a very attractive place. It was located at the shores of the Lake Lucerne, also known as the Lake of the four cantons, since it is shared by the cantons of Lucerne, Schwyz, Uri plus Nidwalden (and also for a fifth canton, Obwalden). There were boats to travel around the cantons. The view of the mountains was breathtaking. I first visited the castle of Flüelen, built probably during the XII century. It was rather small but its architecture, with the base made on solid stones, impressed me. Then I walked to the church Herz Jesu and finally followed a street where in every corner there was a hanging metallic plaque in the form of a cat of different colors. I think I counted four such plaques. I saw the red one, the black, the yellow and the fourth one was white or gray. After this stop I continued to Altdorf, city that was very close, and when I finished visiting it I took the train to my last canton of the day: Glaris.


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