Each gemeinde (town/village) has its own Orts Museum (town museum), even Horgen. We explored it and learned about the history of our current home town.
|early mail delivery|
|rear of mail coach|
|coach that ran between Horgen and Zug|
Sleighs for the obvious prevalent winter weather. Pictures on the wall also showed us that one time Lake Zurich actually froze. People skated across the lake!
Another day, we walked to the next small village, Au, and were able to visit the Weinbau Museum am Zurichsee. We've walked around the vineyards plenty of times and this was the first time the museum was open to the public.
|containers used during the grape harvest|
|giant press - note human on side|
Who has a bottle big enough for this corkscrew? Better yet, how would you pour from it?
|very local wine! none for sale|
|photo display of the same portion of the vineyard in all seasons|
A group of musicians was "jamming" outside the museum. Seems an unlikely mixture of instruments, but it worked.
We sat and listened while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine.
We've read that there is a coal mining museum in Horgen too, but have yet to get there. What's in your backyard?