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It was at Lake Lucerne, around the turn of the 14th century, in a small lakeside meadow framed by the Alps, that the Old Swiss Confederacy - the infant Switzerland - was born. A loose alliance of three rural german-speaking communities (cantons) that shared the Lake Lucerne shoreline, the Confederacy soon grew to eight cantons, and by 1513 the eight had become thirteen. An Alemannic Parentage Until the beginning of the 5th century, this land was part of the Roman empire, whose fortifed border lay far to the north, along the lines of the Danub...
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The Schluchsee is Germany's highest reservoir (930 metres above sea level), formed from a natural glacial lake by the construction of a dam in 1932. It is the largest lake in the Black Forest; 7.3km long, 1.4 km wide, and some 18  foot-blistering km of shoreline. Alamanicus knows that it's foot-blistering because he walked it one weekend in May. He wasn't intending to, but Mrs Alamanicus lulled him into thinking he was just going on a short walk to take a peek at the dam, and before he knew it they were already half way round. He did get tre...
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