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neue Burghalde Lenzburg

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the new Burghalde was built in 1793/94. The symmetrical early classical building has an spacious staircase. The facade with five axes windows is framed by corner pilaster stripes with rectangular division.

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A: neue Burghalde Teich Lenzburg

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G: Grabenweg mit Hof Lenzburg

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I: Himmelsleiterli Lenzburg

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J: Gofi Lenzburg

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