Ascona, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 46° 09.291 E 008° 46.057
32T E 482056 N 5111278
Quick Description: The town hall of Ascona at the shore of Lago Maggiore in Switzerland.
Location: Tessin (TI), Switzerland
Date Posted: 8/24/2009 7:10:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM72MT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.

It has a population of about 5000 and is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore.

The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the New Orleans Jazz Festival Ascona.

The "Monte Verità" (literally Hill of Truth) in Ascona has an important historical background. At the beginning of the 20th century, a colony was founded on it which preached the return to nature. The colony attracted a large number of artists, anarchists and other famous people, including Hermann Hesse, Carl Jung, Erich Maria Remarque, Hugo Ball, Else Lasker-Schüler, Stefan George and many others. Some people called them the first Hippies.

In the 70ies a car - Opel Ascona - was named after the town
Name: Municipio di Ascona

piazza San Pietro 1
Ascona, TI Switzerland

Web Site for City/Town/Municipality: [Web Link]

Date of Construction: Not listed

Architect: Not listed

Memorials/Commemorations/Dedications: Not listed

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