July 8-10, 2018
I traveled from Zurich to Schaffhausen to meet up with Matt, a sweet friend I originally met in NZ, to do some hiking in the Alpstein region.
But first, we toured around Schaffhausen!
The view from the local castle!
Me @ Rhine Falls, kewl
And now the Alps! Hallo Mountains! I’ve missed you!
Matt planned a hike in the Alpstein Region! We took a gondola from a small town (that I forget the name of) at 800m, up to a station at about 1500m.
The view from the gondola
Then we hiked down a bit to a famous restaurant! That I can’t find a picture of. Then hiked up up upppp to the summit of Santis – 2600m.
Where I’m pointing is where we came from at the gondola!
We spent the night at an adorable lodge at the summit!
Looking down at our lodge from the lookout
Where’s the cheese and bread I ordered?
Brost! En Guete! And everything in between!
The sunset from the summit
The next morning it was foggy AF as we started the decent down. We descended from the summit (again, 2600m, not to toot my own horn or anything) aalllll the way down to the train station that we started at (again, 800m). So, we descended nearly 2000m. Damn.
A steep, long descent, but worth it
Along the way down, among the many cow fields, we came across a sign saying “cheese for sale”. So, naturally, we went to check it out and came across this adorable cottage with cows and goats out front and an adorable Swiss man inside selling home made cheese!!!
This was his home!
Shortly after this we made it to the train station and made our way back to Schaffhausen (approximately 2 hours on the train).
I can’t imagine not having gone to the Alps while visiting Switzerland, and I cannot thank Matt enough for his hospitality and arranging everything!
XO – Kris