St. Adrians Chappel
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St. Adrians Chappel

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Saint Adrians Chappel, built in 1889. There was another before that was build in 1480, then moved to this location due to threat from flooding. Across Lake Zug is the mountain Rigi. Left from Rigi is the city of Arth am See.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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