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    Goldapfel Gingerbread Museum

    by matjung Updated Jan 8, 2011
    Goldapfel gingerbread museum

    The gingerbread museum is located inside a former shop that used to sell gingerbread.
    It is rather small, but admission free.
    Opening hours are daily in the afternoon.
    And of couse, you can still buy ginger bread there.

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    Panorama - crucifixion of Jesus Christ

    by matjung Written Jan 5, 2011
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    While the Diorma hosts the birth of Jesus, the Panorma displays his crucifixion.
    Admission fee was about 6 CHF.
    There are no toilets inside.

    Inside the building there is an oil painting, dimensions roughly 100x10 meters.
    It is worth a look.
    There is also an audio tape which explains the story.

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    Diorama

    by matjung Updated Jan 5, 2011

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    The Diorama is host of one of the largest cribs in the world.
    Admission fee was about 6 CHF.
    There are toilets inside.

    The diorama displays the birth of Jesus Christus.
    There are hundreds of wooden figures inside.
    In regular intervals an audio tape explains the scenario.
    Go in and find out.

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    Monastery church

    by yumyum Updated Mar 11, 2007

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    Inside the church is very grand and colourful. The present abbey church was built as an integral part of the monastery in 1704-1750. Unfortunately, it is forbidden to film or photograph. You can buy postcards though. There is also a black madonna. It's worshipping goes back 700 years. Carefully look at all the details in the paintings etc.

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    Abbey library

    by yumyum Written Mar 11, 2007

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    This famous library in rococo style dates back to the founding of the monastery in the 10th century. You can only visit the library on a guided tour which starts daily at pm (except Sundays and holy days). Tickets for CHF 12.00 can be bought at the tourist office until 10 minutes beforehand. Mind you, the tour is in German only. I have been on such a tour in 2002. In 2002 the library has been newly renovated.

    The tourist information is located on Hauptstrasse 85 (the main street in front of the monastery going towards the railway station).

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    Monastery horse stables

    by yumyum Written Mar 22, 2003

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    To the right of the monastery there is the path to go into the stable area. For hundreds of years the stud stables were famous but are now in decay although there are still horses. They want to revive the tradition and freshen up the place but it costs several millions.

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    Fram Museum - How to find a wife

    by matjung Updated Jan 8, 2011

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    Fram Museum

    The Fram Museum explains where the term "Kitsch" is comeing from.
    In addition to that it tells you, why it is hard to find a wife.

    Admission fee: 10 CHF
    Toiletts and Cafe available

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    Hiking in the vicinity

    by yumyum Written Mar 22, 2003

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    Behind the monastery starts for example the 2 hours roundtrip hike in the hills from where you can also view Sihlsee (dam lake).

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