Stein am Rhein&Rhine Falls on one day from Zurich?

Stein am Rhein&Rhine Falls on one day from Zurich?

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karizzel
karizzel
5 posts
new member
Apr 16, 2016 - 4:05 AM

Is it possible to visit both of these in one trip from Zurich? What would be the recommended route plan?

Thanks!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2656 posts
expert
Apr 17, 2016 - 7:07 AM in reply to karizzel

Hi Karizzel -

Yes it is possible to vist Stein am Rhein and the Rhine Falls in one day from Zürich.

What time of year do you plan to go? The Falls vary somewhat in their intensity in rainy or in drier periods of the year, and after snow melt in the Spring.

When we visited Stein am Rhein many years ago, we walked up the hill through the vineyards and the forest to the castle and had a nice lunch at the restaurant overlooking the valley and the countryside. It is about a 200 meter altitude change from the village. On a clear day some of the the mountains are nicely visible.

www.myswitzerland.com/ en-us/meetings/meeting-schedule/activities-mice/meeting-gastronomie/typical-restaurants-1-1/hohenklingen-castle.html

de.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Burg_Hohenklingen

Here are some useful tools to help you plan your trip:

www.myswissalps.com/rh inefalls

www.myswissalps.com/pl antrip/doityourself/sa mpleitineraries/bestof theswissalps

(See day 13.)

www.myswitzerland.com/ en-us/stein-am-rhein.html

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

A map will help you visualize the trip(s):

map.search.ch/?x=42520m&y=92304m&z=16

Hope that helps,

Slowpoke

Last modified on Apr 17, 2016 - 7:20 AM by Slowpoke
karizzel
karizzel
5 posts
new member
Apr 18, 2016 - 5:26 AM

Thanks for all this info. We will be there in June.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2656 posts
expert
Apr 18, 2016 - 6:59 AM in reply to karizzel

Hi Karizzel -

That should be a good time to visit the falls.

Please not that early June is still the last part of Winter at high altitudes. For example, the high mountain pass roads may not open until as late as mid June. My hotel planned for Wengen does not open for the season until June 3. High trails may still be blocked y snow in early June. So, if you plan to go to high altitude regions, the time that you go in June can be important.

Since the snow melt for the majority of the snow feeding the Rhine is nearinng the end of the maximum flow, and the falls will still be feeling the effect.

The difference betwen early June and late June at hig altitudes is quite significant.

At lower altitudes, such as near Lake Constance (the Bodensee) or the major cities, the weather is much warmer, and early May is already Spring.

www.myswissalps.com/be sttimetovisit

Slowpoke

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