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Fahr Monastery - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Kloster Fahr, 8109 Unterengstringen, Switzerland

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About Fahr Monastery

Fahr Monastery, is a Benedictine monastery of nuns located in the Swiss municipality of Würenlos in the canton of Aargau. The monastery historically was located in an exclave of the canton of Aargau within the municipality of Unterengstringen in the canton of Zürich in the Limmat Valley.

Attractions Near Fahr Monastery

Werdinsel3.71km from Fahr Monastery

An island in the city: beyond the lake and the river, Zurich offers this attraction too. It just feels different to be surrounded by water from every side, the island in question is reachable through pedestrian bridges.

Aussichtsturm Altberg
Aussichtsturm Altberg3.87km from Fahr Monastery

The Altberg observation tower is a 30 meter high observation tower on the Altberg in the municipality of Dänikon in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland. It is one of the youngest observation towers in the Canton of Zurich. A display next to the tower lists all donors from 100 francs. There is also a small plaque above every step of the stairs to mention all donations of CHF 500.

Bruno Weber Park
Bruno Weber Park4.34km from Fahr Monastery

Bruno Weber Park is a sculpture park in the Swiss municipalities Spreitenbach and Dietikon and besides the Fahr Abbey one of the visitor attractions in the Limmat Valley. The sculpture garden is designed as a Gesamtkunstwerk of the Swiss artist Bruno Weber.

Katzensee4.7km from Fahr Monastery

Katzensee is a lake on the border of the city of Zürich and Regensdorf in the Canton of Zürich, Switzerland. Its surface area is 36 ha (89 acres). There's also the public bath/lido Strandbad Katzensee on its southernly shore.

Franzosenweiher4.85km from Fahr Monastery

The Franzosenweiher is located in Spreitenbach in the canton of Aargau at 435 meters above sea level. The pond is fed by the Wilenbach, which also flows out of the little lake. In the middle of the French pond are some densely vegetated islands. The pond was originally created by monks from the Wettinger monastery for fish farming. The pond was given its current name because, according to legend, Napoleon's troops emptied the lake to plunder the fish that lived in it.

Umwelt Arena Switzerland
Umwelt Arena Switzerland5.75km from Fahr Monastery

The Umwelt Arena Schweiz in Spreitenbach is an excursion destination and place of learning for adults, families, schoolchildren, and learners on current topics such as sustainability, the environment, and energy in everyday life. The Umwelt Arena has established itself as a competence center for environmental and energy issues, environmental education, and sustainable mobility.

Where is Fahr Monastery

Discover More Attractions in Aargau, Where Fahr Monastery Is Located

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The canton of Aargau is one of the most densely populated regions of Switzerland. The canton offers an amazing hiking or biking tours in the Jura mountains, refreshing bathing in Lake Hallwil, boat trips on the Aare and Reuss rivers.