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The brick ponds"Glacier tongue basin" is what geologists call the plain at Bonstetten-Wettswil station. The Bonstetters were once called "Turpen-Böckler". This comes from the peat that used to be cut in the bull moss - also an heirloom from the Ice Age.
Today three graceful ponds, former brickworks, blend into the landscape and are used as spawning grounds.
From: ZKB-Boschüre: Am Müliberg in Knonaueramt:
At the western pond you reach a small, hidden meadow with an old oak, which dips its gnarled branches into the calm water via almost overgrown paths. The meadow is uncut, the old wooden cloakroom building of the former bathing area is now in ruins. Two or three small fishing piers peek into the pond overgrown with reeds and water lilies.
According to a communication from the Wettswil municipal administration, all of the waters mentioned are now nature reserves and bathing is prohibited in all three brick ponds.
February 23, 2021
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