Switzerland, Days 3 and 4

I had some free time on day 3 since we had grill night. Friends of my 22-year old cousin also went to the grill. I’ve never felt and looked so young. LOL


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Not in picture are the grilled steaks and sausages.

The day after, Day 4, my other Aunt and her family brought me to Schloss Hallwayl which is a moated castle located in Seengen municipality in the kanton of Aargau.


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Schloss Hallwyl entrance


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The drive from Zürich to Aargau was probably an hour long.


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That’s a cute Peugeot. It’s in my favorite color too.

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This tracks is so near the road. 0_0

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Near the castle

Schloss Hallwyl has been turned into a museum and highlights the history of the Hallwyl family.


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The Hallwyl family belonged to the minor nobility of Aargau and excelled in many ways during its 800-year history – on the battlefields of the Swiss Confederation and at the courts of Europe as well as in science, politics, trade and finance. —Schloss Hallwayl, Museum Aargau


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I would love to be resting under that shade/tree right now.

So, inside the museum:


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Weaponry

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They have interactive displays such as this hammer used for molding weapons. I teased my uncle if they already had protective goggles before. XD;


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Garments (if someone can tell me who usually wears that in the first photo?):


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Compared to those I see locally, these look creepy.

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View from the tower

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To the kitchen

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Brick stove and oven

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Toilet

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Wrists and neck cuffs

Please correct me if I’m wrong — From what I heard, hearings of those accused are very seldom. I think twice a year? Most often, these accused already die before their judgement. Eventually, they changed the hearings to bi-weekly.


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In between wings, there would be tents with different exhibits.


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This would make a nice addition in my room

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Farm tools

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Drying/Preserving food in preparation for the long cold months

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Fishnets

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Views from the small windows of the tower are actually nice

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This lance’s weight is no laughing matter.

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Much respect to knights or horsemen after finding out how heavy their armor and lance are.

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The clapper was used by lepers to warn others to keep them away or let them know they are within area.

On to the next part of the castle.


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Family tree that’s a floor high. This is only a scale of the actual family tree.

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Tile art

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Portable cooking items

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Another toilet

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Chair for delivering babes. 😐

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Someone had died here at the age of 33. What’s interesting is that the length of this bed is junior-sized.

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Moat

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Map, direction and travel duration guide

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Souvenir items

We were done a little past lunch time. The cafe doesn’t have lunch choices except snacks to which I had a carrot cake and carbonated apple juice, since it would be another hour drive before we can get lunch.


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Hallwyl Cafe

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Our stopover for lunch was at Marché Restaurant with a nearby Burger King. I thought we would be eating at the latter. LOL


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In Marché, you select your food and will be freshly prepared in front of you. They have pastas, soups, salads, grilled meat, and a variety of drinks. The restaurant also has free hourly WiFi (in case someone touring would need to know). You only need to provide a mobile number to receive a password for access.


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That’s a LOT of Arizona 0_0

I had cauliflower, zucchini, and grilled lamb. Oh gawd, the grilled lamb… *drools* Of course I had to try an Arizona drink that I don’t see locally.


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That concludes the morning trip and the highlight of day 4. 🙂 Oh, just a couple more pictures… Of our pizza dinner. Hihi~ I had a whole pepperoni pizza.


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Roundup of places visited:


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