Date and Time of Visit: September 12, 2017, approximately 3:00 p.m.
My trip in September 2017 was a long one, departing from Japan on September 10 and returning on September 29 as it was a moratorium period before changing jobs, lasting about three weeks. This is the second introduction of the most beautiful village in German-speaking Switzerland, « Bremgarten », which I visited on September 12, and it was actually the second beautiful village to start the most beautiful village in Switzerland.
It is located in the western suburbs of Zurich, far enough for a day trip, and it should be possible to get there by train. In contrast to Breil-Brigel, which I introduced last time, this place is easily accessible, and the atmosphere of the German-speaking village is just as I imagined. As usual, I gave it a self rating of 4.
First of all, the village itself was bigger than the Italian and French speaking villages I’ve seen so far, and there were many people there. According to the official website, the population is nearly 8,000 people. (Note: probably the population of the old town, this town itself seems to be a big town with 70,000 people if you include the new town river.
In any case, it’s a little too big. This is because the most beautiful village in France has a condition that the population must be less than 2000. Although France is strict, even in Spain, Walloon, etc., the standard population was 3000 to 4000 people at most. In Italy, I think there were villages with 6,000 people. If it is too big, that is a disappointing factor.
Now about the history. It’s unusually well written on the official site, so I’ll try to summarize it briefly, as usual, in preparation for a mistranslation. (The link to the official site is at the bottom of the article. There is one for every article.
Bremgarten was the main city of the area and was officially recognized as such by the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf of Habsburg in the 12th century. In the 12th century, it was officially recognized as a city by the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf of Habsburg. In 1415, the Swiss Confederation (the original Swiss Confederation) took over the city, and the conflict between the Swiss Confederation and the Holy Roman Empire continued throughout the period.
It was also a key location for the Reformation in the 16th century. Zwingli’s successor, Heinrich Bullinger, was born and raised in the city.
Bremgarten, with its history, is definitely a village that is well worth a visit. It was a very satisfying sightseeing.
However, there is a pity. This village is surrounded by a nice river, and it looked very beautiful when you look at the village with the river in the background. However, I couldn’t grasp the existence of this river when I visited, so I couldn’t take a picture of the scenery from the river bank. I couldn’t immediately find a bridge to cross from the center of the village to the other side of the river. I did find one, but it was a train track, right? There was no special fence and I could enter easily, but I thought it would be a bad idea to cross here.
So enter and fully enjoy. Lots of shops and easy access from Zurich. And beautiful. It was a beautiful village that I will definitely revisit.