By far the most picturesque of our three holiday homes on this trip, Doren lies about 15 miles from Bregenz. Fields in front, fields behind, wonderful balcony views and walking distance of the restaurant / pub.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
And so to Appenzell, the most traditionally Swiss of all Swiss towns with its decorated houses and biberfladder and cheese. When we were there, the sun shone and there was music in the square.
The mountain behind is the Santis, the highest mountain in north east Switzerland.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
On a somewhat rubbish day, weatherwise, they decided that if we were going to get wet, we might as well get really wet. So a long drive to Schaffhausen and a boat trip up to the Rheinfall, which is Switzerland's Niagara. Okay, a lot smaller but the pressure of the water is still quite impressive when seen close up.
Monday, September 4, 2017
Bregenz is a town in Austria at the eastern end of the Bodensee. The Bodensee is really just a place where the Rhine gets very fat. Every year on the lakefront, they have operatic concerts on a large stage, usually in August, but during the rest of the year you can just amble in and relax on the seats.
Well, this was one for the scrapbook - going up a mountain in a bucket. This is in a place called Laveno on the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore and the cable car is called the Sasso del Ferro Cable Car. Fantastic views over the lake and beautiful weather. I'm glad I did this. It was on my bucket list.