Hohentengen in Baden is only two kilometers away from the planned Swiss nuclear repository. The residents won't see it, but it will be there, forever. About a village in turmoil.
It's best to get an overview first, so get on your cold cheeks. Martin Benz is standing on a slope, grass under his feet, the sun on his neck, looking down. The mayor sees the fields, brown squares, sees the cows in a very green pasture, like they've fallen straight out of a Farmhouse catalog. And even further down, on the banks of the Rhine, between the trees: a few houses, as if dabbed in. They belong to Hohentengen am Hochrhein, the municipality of Martin Benz. Behind it begins Switzerland.