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Schloss Rapperswil

- castle

constructed: before 1229, its first written reference
builder: Duke of Altendorf
rehab & museum founded: 1870, by Polish Count Wladyslaw Plater (1808-89)
museum: intermittent Polish National Museum from 1870-1927, 1936-1952 & 1975-present.
<Unpopular movement afoot to remove the Polish museum in favor of a revenue enhancing ballroom. June 2008>

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* Rapperswil-Jona: in 2003 the towns of Rapperswil and Jona merged and uses the hyphenated name, in part to distinguish itself from another town of Rapperswil in Kanton Bern, Switzerland.
population: 24,400

  • Last visit to Rapperswil: Nov 1998
  • Intro Updated Aug 26, 2010
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“empty suitcases stare at me like mouths waiting to be fed”

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