A Walk in Berneck

Last weekend I had a friend visiting from Zurich. When we started, the weather wasn’t great for anything major, but good enough for a ‘quick’ walk.

 

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Now if you are using my husband’s definition of a ‘quick walk’, you will find that this only extends to the perimeter of the neighborhood, so maybe if you walk the furthest paths and do a bit of double backing, it might amount to a  20 minute walk.

 

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For me, a ‘quick walk’ is usually anything over 30 minutes and under an hour.

 

We started and finished in Au, St. Gallen, a small town which borders on Austria. You can see my previous post on our shopping ‘distractions’, here. For the Berneck town website, (German), go here.

 

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You can get an idea of the location here using google maps. The route shown is just to give you an idea, as we took a few detours before ending up on the  Rheintaler Höhenweg, a panorama path that looks over the Rhein valley; click here for maps and information in English.  The panorama hiking path looks East to Austria and south to canton Graubünden, which is why I go. I love Graubünden.

 

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From where I live, Berneck is the closest little jewel in the Rhein valley’s crown and it is the closest place in the valley offering a stunning view of snow covered mountains (Austria, Lichtenstein, and depending on the visibility in the alps, canton Graubünden).

 

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The photograph above was taken from the Rheintaler Höhenweg and looks down to our final destination, a little Besenbeiz , which is what the Swiss call a gastro-pub which is located in a wine area and sells locally grown food and wine. At least this is what I was able to gather from the translation / encyclopedia entry on Wikipedia.

 

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For further information on the town of Berneck, in St. Gallen,  Eastern Switzerland, you can go to my previous post on the wine region here or go to the town website (German).

I hope you enjoyed this little dip into Swiss culture and travel.

 

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Please let me know if you have any questions or comments, and I will be happy to answer them.

Have a great day,

 

Jodie