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Bremgarten is a small town and municipality in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland and the capital of the district of Bremgarten. It is located in the lower Reuss valley, approximately (each as the crow flies) 16 km west of Zurich, 23 km east of the canton capital Aarau and 35 km north of Lucerne. With just over 7500 inhabitants, Bremgarten is the second most populous municipality in the Freiamt region after Wohlen.
The town founded by the Habsburgs was from 1415 to 1798 part of the county of Baden, a common rule of the Confederates. In 1443, Bremgarten rejected the offer during the Old Zurich War to join as an equal member of the Confederation. From 1798 to 1803 the town belonged to the canton of Baden, since then to the canton of Aargau.
The traffic-calmed old town, which is enclosed on three sides by the river Reuss, is a cultural monument of national importance. The four fairs, especially the Christchindlimärt for Advent, have a nationwide charisma and make Bremgarten the tourist center of southeastern Aargau. In addition, Bremgarten is the location of a Genietruppen barracks of the Swiss Army.
May 25, 2017
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