Today I was invited to do a hike together with the President of Switzerland, Alain Berset, and two hundred other people in the State (Canton) of the President which Is Freiburg. We hiked from the Schwarzsee (Black Lake) up into the mountains there.
The weather was just gorgeous. The hike was organized because tomorrow (August 1.) is the Swiss National Holiday. The picture shows the start and end point of the hike the Schwarzsee (Black Lake)
July 29, 2018
Tonight we went hiking on the hill in the north of St. Gallen (Rosenberg). From here I took the attached picture which shows a part of St. Gallen, the hill in the south of the town (Freudenberg) and Mount Säntis in the background. After being
away for some time I start to like my hometown even more.
July 27, 2018
Tonight we went on the Freudenberg to experience the total lunar eclipse. While waiting for the moon to get up I took this picture of a part of the town of St. Gallen with a part of Lake Constance and the German shore in the background.
July 25, 2018
Today we hiked together with Karl in the Alpstein Mountains which are just about an hour away from St. Gallen. We did the following
route: Wasserauen, Seealpsee, Aescher, Ebenalp. We needed about 3.5 hours for this hike. The picture shows the world-famous restaurant at Aescher. What a place and view!
July 24, 2018
Today we hiked together with Karl from Heiden to Eggersriet (9 km). The picture shows the view from underneath the Fünfländerblick (Five country view hill) towards Austria. The mountain in the background is the Pfänder. The town
at the foot of the mountain is Bregenz in Austria. The lake is Lake Constance. The long dam is the entry of the Rhine River into the lake. The border between Switzerland and Austria is about 1 km towards Switzerland. Across the lake on the left side is Germany.
The white spots on the lake are boats.
July 23, 2018
Today we visited our son Patrick who lives in Basel. We took the train from St. Gallen to Basel (170 km). The picture shows a pedestrian ferry over the Rhine River between Basel and Kleinbasel. To cross the river costs CHF 1.60. The ferry has
no motor. It crosses just with the current of the water.
July 19, 2018
Today we went shopping in the pedestrian area of St. Gallen. The picture was taken in the Multergasse. There are so many Swiss flags hanging because the Swiss National Holiday will be celebrated soon (August 1).
July 18, 2018
Today we bid farewell to Stefan and Edith one more time and traveled to St. Gallen by bus and train (108 km). In the evening we went for a stroll through the town. Here I took the picture of the art museum and the juggler fountain in front of
July 17, 2018
Today we went by public buses to the church of Furna (altitude: 1400 meters). From here we hiked on a round trip of 13 km to the Alp Rona (altitude: 1825 meters). Today the weather got suddenly bad. It rained for about half an hour quite strong.
We got totally wet. But after this, the sun came back and we got dry until we were back at the church of Furna. The picture shows Furna in the foreground and the mountains with the Swiss Gate in the background. In between is the Prättigau Valley.
July 16, 2018
Today we took buses to St. Antönien (15 km). From here we hiked up to the Partnun Lake (8 km in 2 hours). The picture shows this
lake which lays on an altitude of 1669 meters. The mountain range on the right side is called White plate and is 2630 meters high. The mountain range on the left side is the Sulzfluh and is 2815 meters high. Straight ahead is the Tilisunafürggli which
is 2226 meters high. There is a way over it to Austria which is behind all these mountains.
July 15, 2018
Today we took a bus down to the Prättigau Valley and another one up the other side of the valley to Mottis on the Stelserberg.
From here we hiked up to the Stelser Lake. This was an easy hike of about 1.5 hours. Then we hiked back to Mottis and went back to Fideris by buses. From the Stelser Lake area, we had a nice view of the mountains Drusenfluh (right), the Swiss Gate (gap in
the mountain chain), and the Kirchlispitzen (left) which you see in my picture. Behind these mountains lays Austria.
July 14, 2018
Today we did an easier hike. Together with Stefan, Thomas, and Katharina, we took a small public bus up to the Fideriser Heuberge which lays on an altitude of 2000 meters (9 km). From here we hiked up to the Arflinafurgga which is on an altitude
of 2247 meters (2 km) and back. Then the bus brought us back to Fideris. The picture shows the lower Cluner Lake which we passed on the way up.
July 13, 2018
Today we traveled by buses to Fanas (15 km). Here we took the cable car up the mountain (altitude 1700 m). From here Stefan and I hiked up to Mount Sassauna (2307 m). The ascent and the descent were very steep and on bad and dangerous ways. This
used our power a lot. We were quite tired when we were back. But the view up there was just gorgeous. The picture shows the view to the north. The highest peak is Mount Schesaplana (2955 m). Just behind this mountains lays Austria.
July 12, 2018
Today we traveled together with Karl and Ester to Fideris in the Grisons (108 km). Here we visited Stefan and Edith who are here for vacations. We had a lot to talk together and went for a short hike. The picture shows the village of Fideris
and the valley of Prättigau.
July 10, 2018
Today we hiked together with Karl up the hill in the south of St. Gallen. Its name is Freudenberg. When we came back down into the town I made the picture of the Gallus Square. As the picture shows the weather was not very good today. It was gray
all day until the time of this picture when the sun started to come out for a short time. Later it even rained.
July 7, 2018
Today we were invited to Monica's 50th birthday party. The guest row up for a picture. We were on a hill near Weinfelden (43 km). it is a very nice place.
July 6, 2018
Today we went together with Käthi's brother Thomas for dinner into the town of St. Gallen. In one of the alleys, I made the attached picture.
July 4, 2018
Today we were invited by our friends Karl and Ester to their home in Eggersriet. I love the view from there over the countryside towards the Säntis Mountain. I can't stop taking pictures of this landscape.
July 2, 2018
Today I had my office day. Katharina went to do some shopping. In the evening we went for a walk into the old city of St. Gallen. The picture shows the view from our kitchen window.
July 1, 2018
Today we traveled by train from Lenzburg to St. Gallen (119 km). Here we rented an apartment to spend some time in our hometown. After
we moved into this apartment we went to visit our son Oliver his wife Rhea and our grandson, whom we saw for the first time today. The young man has a nice life, just sleeping and eating! The picture shows Sascha, Jennifer, Katharina and me at the Medieval
Phantasy Spectacle of yesterday.
20.01 | 23:20
Hallo Mario, Danke für deinen Kommentar. Ich denke oft an die Zeit mit dir in Lima. Uns geht es gut. Wir wohnen wieder in St. Gallen und können wegen Corona seit einem Jahr nicht mehr reisen. Bis bald
19.01 | 23:43
Hallo Erwin, wie geht es Dir und Katharina, ich hoffe gut. Bin nach langer Zeit in Deine Webseite gegangen und hier habt wirklich eine schöne Zeit als "Nomaden" verbracht. Wir bleiben in Kontakt.
26.09 | 11:47
Danke, dass euch unsere Band TEARS FOR BEERS am St.Gallerfest 2018 gefallen hat und wir es auf eure Homepage geschafft haben.
12.05 | 17:39
Danke für deine immer interessanten Berichte. Ich wünsche gutes Gelingen und einen starken Durchhaltewillen. En Gruess