Our first planned vacation in May was completely canceled due to the Corona virus - and spent at home. That's why we didn't even plan a big vacation abroad, but rather decided to assess the situation short-term.
We then decided to play tourist in our own country - and rely more on the car than public transportation. It is definitely interesting to see what can be discovered in Switzerland - even from our own apartment!
The Migros Magazine on Monday had an article about the nature reserve at the Klingnauer reservoir - a short Google search revealed: this reservoir is nearby! Since the months in lockdown have also led to little movement - at least we have done little to nothing - the reservoir landed very high on our vacation list: a path around a reservoir is usually "straight ahead," something that is rather rare in Switzerland.
The nature reserve is definitely worth recommending, especially the lakeside of the nature center. From this side, the birds can be observed well, on the other side, they are "too far away," and otherwise, we found the other side more scenic.
Bruderhöhle Effingen (cave)
A longer walk or shorter hike - my tired legs didn't want to do more - to the Bruderhöhle ("brother cave") and back. Somehow we were expecting a larger cave, but even so, it was a beautiful, short trip.
Beautiful park with lots of rhododendrons - most of them were unfortunately already faded. There were flowers/blossoms to discover, frogs to find, sculptures to admire, and water lilies to see. Definitely a park that we will visit again!
The feeding places for birds were fiercely contested!