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Muri AG
Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 6, Bremgarten (AG)–Muri (AG)
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Muri AG
Mittelländer Hügelroute
Mittelländer Hügelroute
Stage 4, Muri AG–Zürich
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Mittelländer Hügelroute
Mittelländer Hügelroute
Stage 3, Sursee–Muri AG
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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 2, Rotkreuz–Brugg
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Muri (AG)
Muri AG

Muri AG

Muri (AG) is situated at the foot of the Lindenberg in the Freiamt district of Canton Aargau. The monastery is one of the most significant buildings of heritage in Canton Aargau and was considered the wealthiest in Switzerland.
The town of Muri (AG) is situated at the foot of the Lindenberg in the Freiamt district. The monastery, together with those of Königsfelden and Wettingen, is one of the most significant buildings of historical and cultural heritage in Canton Aargau. In the past it was considered the wealthiest monastery in Switzerland.

Count Radbot von Habsburg and Ita von Lothringen founded the monastery in 1027. Under the patronage of the Habsburgs, its influence grew. It acquired an extensive estate in the central Mittelland and became an important religious and cultural centre. In 1841, the monastery was dissolved in the wake of secularism and a section burned down in 1889. Restoration wasn’t completed until 1989. Sections of the former monastery are in use as a school, a nursing home and council offices. Since 1960, a small group of monks has been living in a wing of the monastery.

The heart of the monastery, which is bedded into the hilly terrain of the Freiamt and visible from miles around, is a central 17th century octagonal building in the baroque style. This central building is enclosed by the remains of an 11th century Roman church, of which the transept, choir and crypt have survived.

There are no less than five organs in the monastery church, which is lavishly adorned with frescos and carvings.

The Habsburg vault is situated in the cloister with its valuable 16th century cycle of glass paintings. The hearts of the last rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Karl I and Zita von Bourbon-Palma, are interred here. The monastery museum exhibits valuable art belonging to the monastery. Muri is situated in the Freiamt at the upper end of the Bünztal (valley) at the foot of the Lindenberg. The 20 kilometre long Lindenberg is an expansive ridge between the Bünztal and the Seetal with the Hallwilersee and Baldeggersee lakes. An interesting detail: the inhabitants of the municipality in the upper Bünztal are called Murianer, whereas the inhabitants of the municipality of the same name in Canton Bern are called Muriger.

The Freiämterweg, a 180-km-long und well signposted hiking trail leads through the valley and over the hills along the Reuss and Bünz rivers, past the important historic and cultural landmarks of the Freiamt.

Highlights

  • Muri Monastery – formerly of great importance and one of the significant cultural heritage sites in Canton Aargau. Seat of the Habsburg Dynasty’s family tomb.
  • Freiamt – gently rolling hills with several cultural and natural highlights at the south-eastern tip of Canton Aargau.
Muri (AG) is situated at the foot of the Lindenberg in the Freiamt district of Canton Aargau. The monastery is one of the most significant buildings of heritage in Canton Aargau and was considered the wealthiest in Switzerland.
The town of Muri (AG) is situated at the foot of the Lindenberg in the Freiamt district. The monastery, together with those of Königsfelden and Wettingen, is one of the most significant buildings of historical and cultural heritage in Canton Aargau. In the past it was considered the wealthiest monastery in Switzerland.

Count Radbot von Habsburg and Ita von Lothringen founded the monastery in 1027. Under the patronage of the Habsburgs, its influence grew. It acquired an extensive estate in the central Mittelland and became an important religious and cultural centre. In 1841, the monastery was dissolved in the wake of secularism and a section burned down in 1889. Restoration wasn’t completed until 1989. Sections of the former monastery are in use as a school, a nursing home and council offices. Since 1960, a small group of monks has been living in a wing of the monastery.

The heart of the monastery, which is bedded into the hilly terrain of the Freiamt and visible from miles around, is a central 17th century octagonal building in the baroque style. This central building is enclosed by the remains of an 11th century Roman church, of which the transept, choir and crypt have survived.

There are no less than five organs in the monastery church, which is lavishly adorned with frescos and carvings.

The Habsburg vault is situated in the cloister with its valuable 16th century cycle of glass paintings. The hearts of the last rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Karl I and Zita von Bourbon-Palma, are interred here. The monastery museum exhibits valuable art belonging to the monastery. Muri is situated in the Freiamt at the upper end of the Bünztal (valley) at the foot of the Lindenberg. The 20 kilometre long Lindenberg is an expansive ridge between the Bünztal and the Seetal with the Hallwilersee and Baldeggersee lakes. An interesting detail: the inhabitants of the municipality in the upper Bünztal are called Murianer, whereas the inhabitants of the municipality of the same name in Canton Bern are called Muriger.

The Freiämterweg, a 180-km-long und well signposted hiking trail leads through the valley and over the hills along the Reuss and Bünz rivers, past the important historic and cultural landmarks of the Freiamt.

Highlights

  • Muri Monastery – formerly of great importance and one of the significant cultural heritage sites in Canton Aargau. Seat of the Habsburg Dynasty’s family tomb.
  • Freiamt – gently rolling hills with several cultural and natural highlights at the south-eastern tip of Canton Aargau.

Arrival and return Muri AG

Adresse

Muri Info
Marktstr. 12
5630 Muri
Tel. +41 (0)56 664 70 11
muri.info@muri.ch
www.muri.ch

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Hiking in

Muri AG
Aargauer Weg
Aargauer Weg
Stage 6, Bremgarten (AG)–Muri (AG)
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Cycling in

Muri AG
Mittelländer Hügelroute
Mittelländer Hügelroute
Stage 4, Muri AG–Zürich
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Mittelländer Hügelroute
Mittelländer Hügelroute
Stage 3, Sursee–Muri AG
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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 2, Rotkreuz–Brugg
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